I'm looking for some advice. I've had problems with sciatica since I was 18, Im now 37. Over the last 6 months Ive had pain on a daily basis, lower back, left leg which radiates down my leg into my foot and my foot feels as though its on fire (on the inside), it also radiates to my groin and left buttock. Around 6 weeks ago the pain became unbearable and I suffered for 3 weeks continuing to go to work, then I had to go off sick as I was not fit for work. Ive had an MRI which shows protruding discs on the right side lower back which are irritating the nerves.
My GP has put me on Gabapentin which over the last few weeks has increased to 1800mg daily, 400mg Tramadol daily, 150mg anti inflammatory daily (sorry cant remember name of it), paracetamol. This is not touching pain. GP is now going to give me a muscle relaxant.
Anyone any advice they can give me. Im at the end of my tether with the pain. I have an appointment with orthopaedic surgeon next month but until then I need some relief from this pain.
The only place I can truly get comfortable is in bed but Im not going down that road.