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I Suffer From Sciatica Pain

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Within the past four years, I have injured my lower back three times. Despite suffering from excruciating pain most of the time, numerous tests have revealed nothing unusual. The...
    Jononymous Jononymous 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 8

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    Pain has been ruling my life for about the past 4 years and progressively getting worse. I broke my neck 6 years ago and have been paralyzed from about the chest down since. I had...
    cpettit757 cpettit757 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    I'm in so much damn pain today from me PsA. and I have to go to school now :(
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I'm in constant pain from psoriatic Arthritis and its hell for me :'(
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    It was a high dive accident. Funny thing was I was taking risks to overcome my fear of heights. I'd been on swim team and had done the dive successfully before. I did not tuck my...
    wisemoon wisemoon 51-55 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Right now my upper back and shoulder are killing me on my left side. And I have a migraine. This is how I feel most days. I'd love for the pain to go away and never come back. That...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F Oct 5

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    Are there others out there who are constantly in pain?
    wrmjr66 wrmjr66 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I always have a headache, my back hurtd, my neck hurts, I can barely walk when I wake up. It feels like my legs weigh 50lbs a piece. If I walk too much it leaves me fatigued and...
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm 25 and suffer from fibromyalgia, I have had this illness since I was 17 along with arthritis and struggle with the pain everyday... not a day goes by when I'm not in pain.. as...
    cbear89 cbear89 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I suffer from epistolophobia which is a fear of correspondence or opening letters, emails and sometimes texts. The degree to which I'm affected varies greatly but it has caused me...
    RealJax0009 RealJax0009 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I used to suffer from it badly when I took a lot of drugs a couple of years ago. I only get it very occasionally now as I no longer use, but it's starting to increase again. I've...
    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I secretly suffer from bulimia, i am not skinny or average weight I am over weight and I'm not stupid, I know that having an eating disorder is horrible. I know that I should...
    falloutsarah falloutsarah 13-15, F Sep 28

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    I've been looking for a job for 17 months and am even getting interviews. Sometimes even a second interview. Then it stops - every time. People keep telling you not to take it...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F Oct 2

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    I suffer from PMDD and when it comes to the run up for time of the month my personality changes. Sometimes I feel like I have 2 personalities - happy me and then the week before my...
    parrotpolly parrotpolly 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    My aversion to chewing sounds was evident by the age of 5. I have learned to disguise my condition and few people outside my immediate family know about it. But it is truly...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    My friend recently passed his driving test and decided to take me and 2 others on a mini road trip driving through country winding roads. I suffer from panic attacks and he was...
    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    So bad sometimes I can't remember what I did hours or minutes before. I don't know what's wrong with me. I think having little intelligence and suffering from mental illnesses...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Hi, I'm a 36 year old male, living in Toronto, Canada. I've been suffering from depression/anxiety for 6 years. I have a good job, a good family, and friends. However, none of...
    depressed34 depressed34 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I live in the past and it's really getting in the way of everything. I suffer from PTSD and the people around me don't understand my sensitivity to certain subjects. I have no one...
    Jakeyfendey Jakeyfendey 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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    Lately, I've refused to take my medication at the onset of a migraine. They've come in waves near daily ranging from mild to severe. Anyway, the meds have they're own repercussions...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan 36-40, F Oct 1

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    I want the world to know!!! I recently found an All Natural , FDA listed , Class1 Medical Device for pain and nutrition. It goes on like a bandaid and is about the size of...
    laymanfgxpress laymanfgxpress 36-40, M Oct 12

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    I'm scared, terrified, traumatized, and sick. I wish I had more words to add how completely humiliated and terrified I am right now. Why? WHY?! I thought I was happy now, I thought...
    GirlWithThePWSBM GirlWithThePWSBM 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Maybe I'm crazy, maybe I'm young and stupid. So I'm not going to call what we had more than dating. But I've never had such strong feelings for someone... It wasn't to long ago...
    ashuriiNikooru ashuriiNikooru 18-21, F Sep 25

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    Okay here goes. Recently I have been battling with social services and the police with an on going investigation. This is due to my dad. I don't know what person thinks it right...
    CuteLittleScrewUp CuteLittleScrewUp 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 16

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    I've had back surgery twice, the second time I had an artificial disc implant. Chronic daily pain. Take opioids but it helps only much. Anyone else out there like me? I battle...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M Sep 29