I have put a follow up post on my original post but thought I'd start another so that you can all see it.
Thanks to everyone for all the helpful advice.
I went to the docs this morning. After examination and questions she believes it's sciatica. Told her I'd tried hot and cold packs, paracetamol, ibuprofen gel and gentle physio exercises but nothing is working. She has prescribed 500mg Naproxen twice a day with 20mg Emozul (to protect stomach - I can't usually tolerate these things but I've not tried this one so fingers crossed) . I've never had Naproxen before, so hope there aren't any side effects.
I'll have to take the tablets as the pain is continuous whether I'm standing, sitting or lying down 😱 So I need something. I'm just pacing about 🤷🏻♀️
Since I sent this post I've check the leaflet in Naproxen and it said not to take with steroids! I checked this with the doc this morning and was told that as long as I take the PPIs it's ok 😟.
Well, I'd taken them this morning anyway - pain still as bad but maybe I'll have to take my next dose later to see any effect. 🤞