So I've written on here before regarding the pain the I suffer with and the medication etc that I take. If you haven't read any before then like me give you a quick run down, i am 24 and I have been suffering with chronic lower back pain and nerve pain down my right leg for about a year now. I have had all the tests under the sun which all come back as inconclusive. However the thoughts of numerous doctors have been interrupted nerve signals, inflamed nerves, something going on higher up in my back ( which they won't scan) or I did have a slipped disc but it healed itself leaving behind nerve damage ( they were very slow in offering me any form of scan). I take 600 mg of prebalin a day as well as tramadol when needed and 2 mg of diazepam at night. I find these all take the edge away from the pain but it still there.
The doctors it seems have more or less given up on me as they are no longer helpful and seem to just push prescriptions at me instead. I was referred to a physio who job is it to take a pain management approach with me. I walk with crutches because the pain is unbearable and hate them!! Anyway the physio has started me on a very gentle exercise plan with me walking ( with the crutches) for 10 mins a day, swimming pool when I can, exercise bike in the gym for 5 mins 3 times a week, gentle upper body weights and some exercises to do daily at home.
Now to come to why I am writing on here for the past few days I have been getting the same pain as usual in addition to a similar pain down my left leg. This has never happened before and i just wish all this pain would stop because it's ruining my life! I am concern with this new pain though and don't know why this has started all of a sudden.
The spark has gone out of me, am constantly exhausted due to lack of sleep and emotionally drained from it all. It feels like I have put my life on hold hoping that things would get better but things remain the same as they were almost a year ago. I hate feeling so helpless and down about all of this but everything is takin its toll. My support network isn't great either as most of my family just ignore this as the kind of elephant in the room and just think I should get on with it ( if only they knew!..).
Anyway sorry to write an essay, my main point was this new pain and what you think I should do.
Thanks once again for your support