im pooorly and no one belives me

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Found 16th May 2008
hi everyone im poorly and a bit worried as no one belives me , i went to work last week my leg had been hurting the day before work , after i had been at work or a few hours my leg went all numb and a funny colour and had shooting pains all the way from my back to my knee , any way went to docs and the said its siactca ( or something like that ) the thing is its still the same cant walk etc and now i find out everyone at work thinks in lying saying tablets sud have claered it up . sorry just feel in a moany mood today sud i ust go in even though i cant walk or face getting wrong when i get back xx

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pull the other one.........

sorry, hope you get better soon.

:-)

Try a hot bath to relax the muscles...

Also, try deep heat at the base of your spine...

you dont need to walk just sit in front of HUKD.



any way hope you get better

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stuff em mate, if yiour ill your ill....who cares what they think...just make sure you have a doc cert and take some time off....have a chat with your boss or something if it makes you feel better

forharry;2108982

Try a hot bath to relax the muscles...Also, try deep heat at the base of … Try a hot bath to relax the muscles...Also, try deep heat at the base of your spine...



dont try both as my friend did that and like paralised him self :w00t:

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REDRANGER86;2108983

you dont need to walk just sit in front of HUKD. any way hope you get … you dont need to walk just sit in front of HUKD. any way hope you get better



thats what i have been doing lol

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thanks everyone i feel better now i do have a sick nont doc gave me one for 1 week and she went im really sorry but as it hasnt got any better in 8 days im afraid you could be off for a long time ...............

mostwanteddirect;2109010

thanks everyone i feel better now i do have a sick nont doc gave me one … thanks everyone i feel better now i do have a sick nont doc gave me one for 1 week and she went im really sorry but as it hasnt got any better in 8 days im afraid you could be off for a long time ...............



whatever you do don't feel pressured by the muppets at work, listen to your doctor,
i wish i had 2 yrs ago my bloody shoulder still huts

my mum had that and had to go and see (don't laugh at the spelling) an osteopath, it was the only thing that worked hope you feel better soon.

Does sound like sciatica (trapped nerve) massage aroung the lower back / bum area and take 400mg of ibuprofen with food three times daily, should do the trick

How old are you btw? Both my parents have had sciatica so I expect it might be ahead for me too... Some basic info on wiki here that offers advice on the most common treatments etc en.wikipedia.org/wik…ica
I know how painful and frustrating this can be. Hope you get it under control and are feeling better soon :gift:

just make sure you do still try to get better and think positively otherwise it's easy to slide into a self-pitying depression with a fear of returning to work! Hopefully the sun will be out again soon to cheer everyone up :-)

REDRANGER86;2108987

dont try both as my friend did that and like paralised him self :w00t:



That's why i put bath first...

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Liddle ol' me;2109047

How old are you btw? Both my parents have had sciatica so I expect it … How old are you btw? Both my parents have had sciatica so I expect it might be ahead for me too... Some basic info on wiki here that offers advice on the most common treatments etc http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SciaticaI know how painful and frustrating this can be. Hope you get it under control and are feeling better soon :gift:



aw thankyou , the thing is im only 22 think thats why no one belives me :thinking:

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MANJ_007;2109034

Does sound like sciatica (trapped nerve) massage aroung the lower back / … Does sound like sciatica (trapped nerve) massage aroung the lower back / bum area and take 400mg of ibuprofen with food three times daily, should do the trick



iburofen dosent help it at all i have codeine and diclafenac from docs its helping abit but when ever i get up from lying down still feels like i been stung by a large bee

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i am getting my boyf to set the setee up next to the comp with my duvet ( sniffle sniffle ) i am hear all day now who can think of any poorly games x

massage may help. I have a friend who is a qualified masseur and specialises in sports injury massage - when my back and legs play me up I get him to give it a good going over and that usually helps. Maybe an osteopath might work or a chiropracter - they do different things so it might be worth a call to see what they say

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I get this in my foot every so often pain in the ass! doesn't sound as bad as yours though, I'm 25 btw my Mum had it in her foot as well I think and they removed it.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ica

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thanks for all your help everyone , doc referred me to phisio and boyfs mam works in chiropractors so i get free sessions might wait a bit though for chiro cudnt face getting my back cracked and legs pulled about x

Sorry to hear that. :-(

Unfortunately it's common for that kind of thing to happen no matter what the illness/disease/disability. People always think they know better. :-(

As hard as it is though, just try to ignore them. You know the truth. Feel better soon. :friends:

lumoruk;2109168

I get this in my foot every so often pain in the ass! doesn't sound as … I get this in my foot every so often pain in the ass! doesn't sound as bad as yours though, I'm 25 btw my Mum had it in her foot as well I think and they removed it.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sciatica



removed her foot that is a bit harsh :whistling:

people do think they know better. i hurt my knee, i dislocated it but tore my cruciate ligaments and medial collatarel ligament at the same time. that was nearly a year ago and i am still in a knee brace and people breeze past saying is that not better yet. i am 26 so people thing when your young you just click your fingers and be all better.

i will be like this forever a bloody long time because i have hms they cant do surgical repairs.

i feel your pain hun i really do, i would be going back to the docs though hun if they cant cure it they should make sure they pain has gone. i find pain patches can work although they can irritate my skin.
jennie

mostwanteddirect;2109136

aw thankyou , the thing is im only 22 think thats why no one belives me … aw thankyou , the thing is im only 22 think thats why no one belives me :thinking:




Im 21 and have it although i now dont suffer much at all. my advice is go to a physio then give you exercises to loosen up the back and will work on the nerves (very painful cos they have to get through the muscle and tissue to get to nerves :x

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jennie-jack;2109660

people do think they know better. i hurt my knee, i dislocated it but … people do think they know better. i hurt my knee, i dislocated it but tore my cruciate ligaments and medial collatarel ligament at the same time. that was nearly a year ago and i am still in a knee brace and people breeze past saying is that not better yet. i am 26 so people thing when your young you just click your fingers and be all better.i will be like this forever a bloody long time because i have hms they cant do surgical repairs.i feel your pain hun i really do, i would be going back to the docs though hun if they cant cure it they should make sure they pain has gone. i find pain patches can work although they can irritate my skin.jennie



thanks for the advice hun hope your leg feels ok , i am going back to docs doc said to go back begining of net week as i will probs need another sick note xx

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allstar2;2109683

Im 21 and have it although i now dont suffer much at all. my advice is go … Im 21 and have it although i now dont suffer much at all. my advice is go to a physio then give you exercises to loosen up the back and will work on the nerves (very painful cos they have to get through the muscle and tissue to get to nerves :x



sounds sooooo apin full i have appointent for the 27th and im cakking my self i dont like being man handled at the best of times :x

mostwanteddirect;2109754

thanks for the advice hun hope your leg feels ok , i am going back to … thanks for the advice hun hope your leg feels ok , i am going back to docs doc said to go back begining of net week as i will probs need another sick note xx



if he does give you a sick note then take it hun it isnt your work mates that have to live with the pain and if you dont rest it now and sort it then you could do long term damage for the sake of a whinge ass at work it isnt worth it.

aw hun hope u get better!x

The worst thing you can do for this is to sit in a chair as that position just makes it worse, you need to try and lie down when you're resting as it helps straighten out the back and relieve pressure on the nerve. Also do try to stay as mobile as you can and when this bout of pain is over then try to exercise around the area so you strengthen the muscles in the lower back. Basically this will help lower the chances of it happening again as it can be caused by a slight 'slip' in the vertebrae, pinching the nerve.

Until it gets better take Ibuprofen (you may not feel they kill the pain, but they are very good at taking the inflammation away and that does help relieve the pain). You can also take Paracetamol on top of Ibuprofen (check with your doctor if you're unsure about this) if the pain is bad. Or just keep taking what your doctor has prescribed and try to keep moving about.

When it first happens put ice on the area to reduce the swelling (heat at this point just makes it worse as it helps further inflame the area and puts more pressure on the nerve) and then after the first couple of days start applying heat to it to help increase the circulation and quicken the healing process. This was the info given to me by Physios when I had a similar problem and the exercise bit really does lessen your chances of it happening again, although you'll always have a higher chance than someone who's never had it.

Hope it gets better soon!

Sounds like DVT- deep vein thrombosis. Like they get on airplanes. Get the doc to check it again.

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bjmcghee;2109982

The worst thing you can do for this is to sit in a chair as that position … The worst thing you can do for this is to sit in a chair as that position just makes it worse, you need to try and lie down when you're resting as it helps straighten out the back and relieve pressure on the nerve. Also do try to stay as mobile as you can and when this bout of pain is over then try to exercise around the area so you strengthen the muscles in the lower back. Basically this will help lower the chances of it happening again as it can be caused by a slight 'slip' in the vertebrae, pinching the nerve. Until it gets better take Ibuprofen (you may not feel they kill the pain, but they are very good at taking the inflammation away and that does help relieve the pain). You can also take Paracetamol on top of Ibuprofen (check with your doctor if you're unsure about this) if the pain is bad. Or just keep taking what your doctor has prescribed and try to keep moving about. When it first happens put ice on the area to reduce the swelling (heat at this point just makes it worse as it helps further inflame the area and puts more pressure on the nerve) and then after the first couple of days start applying heat to it to help increase the circulation and quicken the healing process. This was the info given to me by Physios when I had a similar problem and the exercise bit really does lessen your chances of it happening again, although you'll always have a higher chance than someone who's never had it.Hope it gets better soon!



thanks so much for the info u are all lovely on here xx

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midjet666;2110010

Sounds like DVT- deep vein thrombosis. Like they get on airplanes. Get … Sounds like DVT- deep vein thrombosis. Like they get on airplanes. Get the doc to check it again.



that's a blood clot would feel a whole lot different to a trapped nerve :roll: i imagine

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midjet666;2110010

Sounds like DVT- deep vein thrombosis. Like they get on airplanes. Get … Sounds like DVT- deep vein thrombosis. Like they get on airplanes. Get the doc to check it again.



omg really isnt that wen ur leg drops off

I started getting sciatica when I was 20. I get it on and off, sometimes really bad that I can't walk.
I've never been given a sick note though, just told to keep moving.
I found laying down terrible as it would take half an hour to get up again (not good if you want a wee in the night). I used to sit on an office chair as that would hep to sit you upright (plus they have wheels - good for getting around, lol)
painkillers didn't touch it at all, I was given pethidine in the end but that made me sick (not good with sciatica). I've had physio but they didn't help. One doc refered me for an mri scan but that didn't happen as someone thought best to give me another go at physio.
Anyhow, I know how you must feel and you have my sympathy. It will go away though.

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mostwanteddirect;2110846

omg really isnt that wen ur leg drops off



as i said above it's a bloody er i mean blood clot that can kill if it gets in your lungs or heart :?

Aww......... you have my sympathy I too suffer from sciatica on and off, it's really painfull, best thing for it is ibuprofen and pracetamol I find.

I take 3 ibuprofen daily anyway as I have osteoarthritis.

Best to try and keep moving and sleep on a firm surface as possible too.

Hope it improves for you soon.

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thanks for advice suze and rep hun xx i fell much better xx

I suffer from a condition called meralgia paresthetica
emedicine.com/pmr…HTM
It sounds similar to what you have
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