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    Re: Sciatica

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    Hi Julie,

    I miss you!!!!! Hope all is good with an Hubby. My love to both of you!

    I am so sorry that you are suffering with sciatica and hope you recover soon.

    A bit about my bout with sciatica and stenosis....

    In 2013, while in my classroom, I felt the most excruciating pain in my left thigh. It felt like someone was sticking knives in my thigh. I went to 2 primary care doctors and both misdiagnosed me. Had to go to work, so I walked on crutches, and the kidlets pushed me in a wheelchair at times for a month. The pain was gone then....miracles do happen..haha.

    It was not until November that the pain returned. Thankfully, I was in Florida, and my sister knew wonderful doctors to help me. I went to her 'pain and management doctor for the spine' that I finally understood what was going on with me.

    He was so wonderful. He did give me tramadol which worked for me and lessened the pain.

    And then, what really worked for me, is when he gave me an epidural. What a miracle for me...pain gone, and I haven't felt any pain since then.

    My doctor's advice for me was this.....

    Be aware of your environment:

    . Stop bending over and lifting stuff.....Use a grabber to lift things.
    . Stop thinking that you're superwoman... Ask/pay for help.


    You can only do so much is my motto now. Let the chips fall where they may!
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    Hi Kathy... we miss you too !!!

    An epidural ... now that's something worth mentioning to my Doctor If this keeps up.

    Very good advice Kathy... Thank you.

    This Is one of the busiest times of my life yet I seem to be much better when I am out on the street canvassing and walking around. It's later when I sit down that I really suffer and am still suffering.

    Peter does what he can but of course, he's limited also. The worst Is trying to get the 3 dogs fully exercised as Peter can't walk more than a few yards. I may just take your advice and pay someone to walk them.

    Keep In touch Kathy... we think of you often

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    Re: Sciatica

    There's always acupuncture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    There's always acupuncture.
    Have you tried It ?

    Did you feel a prick ?

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    Seriously. My G.P.'s surgery has an Acupuncture Room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    Seriously. My G.P.'s surgery has an Acupuncture Room.
    Does It help Sciatica though ?

    I'll look Into It further... Thanks

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    What about a chiropractor ? Not cheap I know but I found them wonderful when they 'put my muscles' straight a few years ago. After years of suffering on and off hip pain and sciatica at varying degrees they sorted me within one session.
    For years my doctor fobbed me off saying it was one of those things and eventually he suspected I would have to have a hip replacement! I was in my late twenties!

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    I know several G.P.s who don't understand how it works, but admit that it has been shown to have a high degree of success with patients.

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    Thanks Betty and Fourpart.

    I am currently going down the route of losing weight. As I said, my attacks seem to co-Incide with those times I get over heavy. Should that fail, I must look for other methods as I can't go on like this . I can be fine for a few days and then bend over to pick something up and bang.

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    I'm finding myself turning more & more to Paracetamols because of headaches. What with a headset on one ear for constant incoming phone calls, and an earpiece in the other for picking up voice mails, the phones constantly ringing, as well as constant talking of other advisers in the office, along with being face to face with the computer screen & strain on my neck all day, it's hardly surprising.

    Sure, it's taking its toll, but I'm still getting loads of Job Satisfaction from it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    I'm finding myself turning more & more to Paracetamols because of headaches. What with a headset on one ear for constant incoming phone calls, and an earpiece in the other for picking up voice mails, the phones constantly ringing, as well as constant talking of other advisers in the office, along with being face to face with the computer screen & strain on my neck all day, it's hardly surprising.

    Sure, it's taking its toll, but I'm still getting loads of Job Satisfaction from it all.
    Paracetomol Is bad news mate. Try Co-codomol. Less Paracetomol but with codiene.

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