Post Reply
Switch to Forum Live View helllp!!(sid from Little Feet) sciatic...im sure uv heard it all b4...new here
6 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2008 - 6:52AM #1
daisedndconfused
Posts: 11
To cut a long story short...I had a slipped disc in my neck 4 years ago where it shot pain down my left arm and along with being a single mum and having no support the pain was so bad I ended up taking Valium, ms contin, alcohol and the looney bin for 4 days..I seriously wanted to die and be with Jesus. Now I have sciatic pain and back pain where last week i couldn't walk due to the sharp pains down my leg. In fact the doctor ran down my spin, not literally but with his fingers and I thought my spin was bruised. I refuse to go on valium, MS contin , alcohol and end up in he loonely bin wanting to die. I am taking Panadene Fort pills , but however, band aiding the problem, and I am praying lots. I sometimes think God is slowing me down, but seriously folks 'does He have to do it this way?' ha!

with love
Quick Reply
Cancel
6 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2008 - 6:52AM #2
daisedndconfused
Posts: 11
To cut a long story short...I had a slipped disc in my neck 4 years ago where it shot pain down my left arm and along with being a single mum and having no support the pain was so bad I ended up taking Valium, ms contin, alcohol and the looney bin for 4 days..I seriously wanted to die and be with Jesus. Now I have sciatic pain and back pain where last week i couldn't walk due to the sharp pains down my leg. In fact the doctor ran down my spin, not literally but with his fingers and I thought my spin was bruised. I refuse to go on valium, MS contin , alcohol and end up in he loonely bin wanting to die. I am taking Panadene Fort pills , but however, band aiding the problem, and I am praying lots. I sometimes think God is slowing me down, but seriously folks 'does He have to do it this way?' ha!

with love
Quick Reply
Cancel
6 years ago  ::  Nov 06, 2008 - 8:06PM #3
karbie
Posts: 3,329
I had completely ruptured the upper discs in my spine--nothing left but debris and the bone spur pressing on the spinal cord. It was discovered when I had talked the doctor into giving me nerve blocks in my neck instead of my lower back because my right hand basically felt like I had a piece of wood there instead of a hand after driving for 5 minutes. I could grip the steering wheel but not feel it, which seemed like a bad idea all around.
  The first 2 blocks were uncomfortable but my hand improved; on the final one in the series, the needle brushed my spinal cord because the discs he was shooting the medicine between weren't there. That still remains my top 10 on the pain scale. He got me into a neurosurgeon and it was fused within a month of that agonizing day.
   Have you seen a pain specialist? I know that mine combines different approaches, including acupuncture, counseling if needed, and a wide variety of pain medications and nutritional supplements. I have degenerative disc disease along with a bunch of other "fun" conditions, so my pain is something that is chronic and   can't be ignored. Alcohol has NEVER been recommended; combining it with most long term pain medications is a  way to self-destruct.
  I would suggest making sure you have B-complex vitamins and eat foods that are high in anti-oxidants like cherries, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate--fresh, frozen, juice--you'd be surprised how much they can help. Check on the depression forum for a lot more nutritional aids.
Around here we have a welcome on the order of "We're glad that you found us--and sorry that you needed to."
   There are a lot of caring, supportive people on beliefnet and we try to help each other out as much as we can. If you are having a really bad day and need to vent and get the stress out, this is a safe place to come. No one will judge you because we all do it sometimes. My family noticed a difference in me in less than a week because just being in contact with people who understood how I felt and invited me in. The support group here lasts for 3 hours, and at the time there was no way I could sit on a folding chair for that long.
   There's no sin in getting something to lower your pain levels; constant pain --even when you mask it (been there, done that) still puts your whole body under stress and that can weaken your immune system and alter your brain chemistry, causing clinical depression. Doesn't mean that you are loony, mentally ill, crazy--it means that your brain chemistry needs to be brought back into balance. (Sorry everyone--me and my soapbox!) My family doctor tells me that I'm situationally depressed and that it's only logical with as many physical problems I have to be depressed. Anyone who would hassle you for getting your pain and depression down to a level you can cope with so you can have some quality of life would be the true loony. You don't have to face this all alone anymore--and believe me that can make all the difference in the world.
"You are letting your opinion be colored by facts again."
'When I want your opinion, I'll give it to you."
these are both from my father.
Quick Reply
Cancel
6 years ago  ::  Nov 07, 2008 - 11:46PM #4
daisedndconfused
Posts: 11
thank you Karbie for taking the time to post me. Just having someone understand helps greatly. I will take ur sugestion on the anti-oxidents.
"We're glad that you found us--and sorry that you needed to." Made me laugh too.
I have seen a doctor but not a pain specialist. I already have clinical depression, so that is covered with anti-depressants. Today I slept till 2pm. I did stay up late but maybe Im feeling a bit wiped with the codene. I have heard that I should keep moving, but today I'm choosing to be horizontal. I am actually glad I found this site. So far I have corresponded with some really caring, decent people. I appreciate it and yes its nice to feel like I am not alone.
Quick Reply
Cancel
6 years ago  ::  Nov 12, 2008 - 7:07PM #5
JIME99
Posts: 3
I take prolotherapy - homeopathic solution is injected into the ligaments surrounding my spine.  When I started I too had pain that made me feel like I wish I would die.  I am now free from the sciatic pain.  Unfortuneately, I did develop a hip problem which we are currently treating.  Hormones etc. also play a big role.  I know God has a plan for me and with his healing mercy I will be healed and whole to enjoy the life he has made for me.
Good luck.
Quick Reply
Cancel
6 years ago  ::  Dec 07, 2008 - 10:58AM #6
MarleneEmmett5
Posts: 1,717
[QUOTE=daisedndconfused;873625]To cut a long story short...I had a slipped disc in my neck 4 years ago where it shot pain down my left arm and along with being a single mum and having no support the pain was so bad I ended up taking Valium, ms contin, alcohol and the looney bin for 4 days..I seriously wanted to die and be with Jesus. Now I have sciatic pain and back pain where last week i couldn't walk due to the sharp pains down my leg. In fact the doctor ran down my spin, not literally but with his fingers and I thought my spin was bruised. I refuse to go on valium, MS contin , alcohol and end up in he loonely bin wanting to die. I am taking Panadene Fort pills , but however, band aiding the problem, and I am praying lots. I sometimes think God is slowing me down, but seriously folks 'does He have to do it this way?' ha!

with love[/QUOTE]
Daisedndconfused:
I fell down a flight of waxed stairs 11 years ago and have 3 compressed verterbrae/3 compressed discs in
my lower back~ i also suffer from severe sciatica down both legs that begins where the disc problem ends.
Some days are better than others~some days are pain free. Others send me to my bed almost crying  from
the pain. Lots of Ben-gay has helped. I don't like to take the viocodin that was perscribed so it is lots of
Extra Strenght Tylenol plus my arthritis meds plus Glucosmine/Condrotion to help me move.
Hot showers /massages help.
Quick Reply
Cancel
 
    Viewing this thread :: 0 registered and 1 guest
    No registered users viewing
    Advertisement

    Beliefnet On Facebook