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I Suffer From Sciatica Pain

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 91 People

    Living In Pain

    Sciatic pain from between L5 & S1 is making my life miserable in so many ways..  Pain has settled in my left foot and has/is  affected(ing) the way I walk throwing my whole body out of whack.  Been to several chiropractors, orthopedic surgeon and neurosurgeon...
    jaynef jaynef 66-70 2 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    The Sorrow Which Has No Vent In Tears May Make Other Organs Weep

    I am writing this story to give hope to those suffering from sciatica and piriformis syndrome. After I found a story where these symptoms are actually diagnostic as Tension Myositis Sindrome (TMS), I searched for diagnostic and treatment of TMS. When I listened some youtube...
    Ibitsciatica Ibitsciatica 41-45 Jun 21, 2013

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    Well right now as I type this,

    I am laying in bed listening to the Enigma Station in Pandora Radio- hopefully that helps give a better of idea of what all common chronic pain havers go through, finding distractions to keep their minds off of the pain inside their body! My story goes like this: I was an...
    thekid2010 thekid2010 22-25, M Aug 9

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    Gosh It Hurts.

     After having my boys its no surprised that I had the occasional bout of sciatica and with a family history of bad backs and sciatic pain I figured it would be my turn on occasion to suffer aswell. I brought a new bed end of last year and woke up with a sore back wich...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 1, 2009

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    Long Term Suffering

    I don't know what triggers it off... but it can be ok for a month and then start up again badly for weeks and trigger pain in hip, thigh, knee and calf to foot the cold weather or rain does not help either... it spoils enjoyment in life as much as the migraines and herpes rash...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F Aug 17, 2012

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    I Think Its Coming Back! But I will beat it

    I will get on top of it quickly this time, before it really takes hold. I have not had Sciatica pain for nearly two years now, but a couple of days ago the backs of my thighs started hurting. I thought I had strained some muscles but couldn't think how. My Hamstrings are...
    keymallard keymallard 46-50, M Apr 24, 2012

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    Starting To Feel Some Relief After A Month Of Increasing Neurological (radiculopathy) Symptoms.

    The reason I'm posting this is, when I was trying to find relief all I could find was people looking for help also and no one with answers. Mine is resolving quickly and I wanted to share. The cause of my sciatica is a massive 16mm L4/L5 herniated disc (ruptured) with possible...
    acutern acutern 31-35 3 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    If Anyone Has Help Or Advice With The Sciatica Would Be Appreciated. Here's My Story

    About a year and a half ago, I hurt my back, while trying to lift on my son's ATV. I did not realize at the time tho that it was my Sciatica as it appeared to be excruciating pain in my knee. Since I have had a partial knee replacement on my other knee, I figured for sure this...
    sugarkate sugarkate 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Hello Everyone. I Literally Feel Your Pain

    (I wrote the story below before I had a very successful back surgery for my problem. I am no longer in pain (thank God), but I will leave this story up because I can relate to, and feel so bad for, anyone who deals with chronic pain. Every pain-free day is a huge gift that I do...
    scarllettt scarllettt 51-55, F 12 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    Back Trouble

    Ever Since I had my last baby I've suffered from sciatica pain caused by pinched nerves on my lower back.  Two and a half-years ago I had surgery to correct this without any success. So I decided to have it done again. This time my neurosurgeon performed a bigger...
    lily7 lily7 41-45, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2007

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    Sciatica And Back Pain Real Treatments - Personal Experience

    In 2005 I had really bad case with L4,L5/S1 disk protrusions plus left side sciatica. The pain was so strong I could move only on my knees One of the best doctors in Auckland suggested me an operation(you know, doctors always do it) and pain killer injections and as he said only...
    limpopo12 limpopo12 46-50 Apr 4, 2012

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    Tired Of Being In Constant Pain

    I had my first sciatica experience when i was pregnant with my second child of course the Docs said it will go away after delivery...well i have had problems with it over the past 4 years but this recent episode has been going on for 3 weeks now!! I have been to the ER twice have...
    mommyto2 mommyto2 26-30 1 Response Dec 5, 2010

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    Hi

    Can anyone tell me if they get pain deep down in the rump area when you clench you buttocks together very tightly....I do, and am trying to find out if its connected to nerve pain etc....
    jillia jillia 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    I Had No Idea

    I've suffered from different types of pain during my life as I'm sure many of you have. Sciatica is literally a pain in the ***. But it doesn't stop there, back of my thigh, back of my calf and down to my numb foot. The pain was so intense one day I was sreaming and crying in...
    valandzo valandzo 41-45 1 Response Jan 13, 2011

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    It Is Back...not As Bad But Far From Okay

         Last saturday I woke up with radiating pain in my right leg.  I had this 10 years ago, and the pain was so horrific I went to the emergency room.  I literally could not walk or even bear weight on my right leg.  I was given a medication...
    AndieOh AndieOh 61-65 1 Response Feb 3, 2010

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    6 Years Of Pain

    Its hard to remember whats it is like to be without pain.....I've had a prolapsed disc L5/S1 for 6 years now. Its been on and off since 2006, hobbling around on crutches and some days being excruciating pain and not being able to walk at all. Being only 23 when it started...
    Doctor1983 Doctor1983 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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    My Sciatica Pain

    I just started having trouble within the past couple of years. I slipped comingdown the front steps in our home a couple years ago.  I must have hit my lowerback on the edge of one of the steps.  A couple weeks later my lower back hurtfor awhile, and continued hurting on and...
    wishful12 wishful12 61-65, F 4 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    Know How You Feel

    I have suffered with back pain for 15 years, but about a month ago, the pain was so severe I couldn't get out of bed. I went to emergency, where docs told me I had sciatic pain. They prescribed my with vicatin, muscle relaxers, and steroids and told me to see my family doctor...
    Kar12345 Kar12345 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    Sleepless Nights

    I have tremendous empathy and admiration for those of you who have been struggling with sciatic pain for years. I am in constant pain and the worse of it is at night.  I have not been able to sleep through the night for the past month. I feel tired and in pain most of the...
    Hassthx Hassthx 36-40 1 Response Oct 24, 2010

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    For What It's Worth, I Offer This Success Story

    August 2009 - lifted heavy stones and started having pain in left leg that stopped me from my daily walks November 2009 - had lumbar microdiscectomy - no improvement February 2010 - just as we were planning a second operation my pains began to decrease November 2013 - now I walk...
    jc4knowledge jc4knowledge 70+, M 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    Since Childhood

    I've had this since I was little. Falling out of trees constantly and roughhousing definitely didn't help. I used to crawl into my parents bed at all hours of the night and cry from the pain. It's gotten worse over the years and sometimes I can't get out of bed. Sciatica blows.
    mandi420 mandi420 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    Hey Guys

    Happen to be up late again with my pain and ran up on your site and I had to join seeing as how I have been dealing with my back pain for 7 years, it first started when I was Hurt at work and I had to have some of the disk removed well things were fine until the last accident I...
    Darkman29055 Darkman29055 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    Newly Sciatica Pain

    Hello Everyone, I just need to vent as I recently discovered I have sciatic pain.  It started out with what I thought was a sprain back from cleaning my house, but the shooting pain down my left legs did not stop after a month. It is going on 6 months now and I am frustrated...
    Hassthx Hassthx 36-40 3 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    Wow, It Was Really Bad Today

    Usually it's a dull pain or it calms if I change position in my work chair, but it was bad today. I've gained weight recently and not been working out, and I've very sure this is related. But, omg, I could hardly think. Of course, I'm about to go on vacation so I'm stressed and...
    mouse2cheese mouse2cheese 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    Sciatic Pain For Months....

    I have been suffering with sciatic pain that goes from my right butt cheek around to the front and down the front of my leg from below my right knee down as far as my toes sometimes.  It is a burning awful, nagging pain that I'm sure I don't have to describe to any of...
    leghurts leghurts 56-60, F 7 Responses May 25, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I been suffering from chronic pain for 17 years now. I have nerve damage in both legs. Looking to make friends to help each other when we are having bad pain day.
    MrShecter MrShecter 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    My husband of 13 yrs has been living with chronic pain (testicular) for over 4 years now. The cause is due to a nerve disease. He's always been hilarious, the life of the party...
    watershed watershed 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Once more I woke up with agony, know that I'm in extreme pain so don't want to move. There's a tic tac in my head going fast, guess is just my heart beat trough my veins. No...
    lizzyWaterbearer lizzyWaterbearer 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Seance September I have had the most agonizing pain in my left knee all the way down to my ankle. I have been to so many doc and they all tell me it's just swelling behind my knee...
    izzy33095 izzy33095 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I had 5 surgeries between the ages of 15 and 16, they were on my feet. 3 on my left ankle and 2 on my right foot. I am now 21 and still have chronic pain, in my fractured/repaired...
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    love my pain, I've already been through so much physically and mentally. I got this. I need more tart cherry juice and oil of oregano. I suggest everyone have that in their diet...
    FinnAhGinn FinnAhGinn 26-30, F Dec 3

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    hello guys I have painkillers like oxy, percocet and others alongside cannabis oil, OG Kush, Jack Herer Marijauna Strain, Granddaddy Kush, Granddaddy Purple, GHB, Actavis PM me if...
    melisajoey17 melisajoey17 31-35, M a week ago

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    I didn't mean to fall in love with him--I just did. He was just a schoolmate back in College. But ever since one of my classmates said that we looked good together, my suffering...
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I really hate living with pmdd. I feel like no one takes me seriously because I get sad and cry over everything... I don't really feel welcome in my home anymore, and I guess it's...
    MimiRainbow MimiRainbow 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Just as the title suggests I suffer from maladaptive day dreaming, I've had this particular issue for as long as I can remember. earliest memory I have of my daydreaming is when I...
    Chason92 Chason92 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    are any of you in Australia and have been through all the elimination processes.... my GPs are not helpful and I'm on a year long waiting list to see a rheumatologist.. and I'm...
    tljsmtc tljsmtc 22-25, F Dec 7

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    I've suffered from HH for at least 52 years! I'm now 58 and I can remember the sweaty hands when I was about 6 years old. I've always lived in one of the most hot and humid...
    LynnetteP LynnetteP 56-60, F Dec 9

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    I've been suffering from this since I was 8 yrs old. It started with my eyelashes but I quit that by the time I was 10 and around that time I started pulling the hair on my head. I...
    darci0796 darci0796 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    During my years of being anorexic, I also suffered from depression. I took anti-depressants for a while after getting out of treatment, but that doesn't mean I still don't suffer...
    BwayGirl676 BwayGirl676 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Suffered from IBS for as long as I can remember. Have memories of having a stomach ache after every lunch in the first and second grade. Growing up it was mostly IBS attacks...
    K14A07M K14A07M 22-25, F Dec 2

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    Not a day goes by that I don't suffer from anxiety. Mine is more related to a fear of being sick. It's nice though to know I'm not by myself. Not in a selfish was. just spent a...
    lucycain2808 lucycain2808 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I don't know why I do but I always suffer from headaches when I sleep at day instead of night or when I don't eat or drink water My headaches where worst than this I had an...
    collegegirl20 collegegirl20 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I become depressed even though nothing is happening in my life which is common for people who suffer on and off for yrs. I also have arthritis in my right knee, and spine...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So, I had a Botox treatment on Tuesday. It was more painful than usual. My neurologist says that's normal for patients that experience several painful migraines before a treatment...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I need to gather my heart, hug myself, heal my pain, and walk away..I want ur love to go away, and I dont feel that pain anymore..I need to teach myself how to forget..how to live...
    SnowCrystall SnowCrystall 26-30, F Nov 25

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    I've had depression all my life. Pretty much since the very young age of 9-10 yearsold. It's had its ups and downs. What I mean is, I was able to get it to a manageable level but...
    Machan94 Machan94 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I've been diagnosed with this for about 2 years. My moods are low and today I am really feeling it. My therapist let me down by cancelling our first appointment. I know she was...
    SpiritualBunny SpiritualBunny 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Had the haircut today. The haircut I had scheduled in order to be in tip-top shape for the job I won't be starting Monday. Waste of money - $65 for some split ends. I should have...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 5

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