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I Suffer From Sciatica Pain

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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 36-40 Jun 21, 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 Oct 24, 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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    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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    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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    Suffered 6 Years.....Mostly Pain Free 7 Months

    My sciatica onset was in 2006, almost a year after my DD was born. I was originally diagnosed with a pulled muscle in my lower back. I was told a year later that I had sciatica and there was nothing "we" could do about it. I was told this for 3 years until we moved to Chapel Hill...
    Ginger04 Ginger04 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 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 11 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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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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    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 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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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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    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 2 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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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 1 Response Dec 13, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Dec 5, 2010

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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 Jan 13, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I think a lot about how much better my life would be if/when my fiancé would commit suicide. She suffers from CRPS which causes her to feel burning pain 24/7 and after 2 years...
    WishThingsWereBetter WishThingsWereBetter 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    About two months ago I was told I had sciatica. I've been riving in pain for years but never thought it would be this bad. Complete sleepless night countless days and night of...
    aswain1003 aswain1003 18-21 Apr 11

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    I was diagnosed with DDD in 2004. They also found a bulging cervical disk. I was told that I needed a fusion from C3 to C5. I had that done in December of 2004. A month into...
    ChicagoSparky ChicagoSparky 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I've been on this site now for a little while and am trying to create a support group for people who are working to cope with chronic pain in their spouse. This site would help...
    JustKeepSinging JustKeepSinging 26-30 Mar 31

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    I've been sick and I've been tired Of faking all my smiles Seems as though its come to this It feels all like a lie Every time I look within There's chaos no respite All the walls...
    Eli678 Eli678 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have suffered since age 16 from endo. I have three young children. During my third pregnancy, things went wrong. The placenta was outside of the uterus. My doctor went into a c...
    CPPDANCER CPPDANCER 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I have suffered from an eating disorder for most of my life. I am 23 now. Anorexia developed in me when I was 10, by the time I was 15 it was severe and included bits of bulimia. I...
    Mslip Mslip 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ok.. so basicly i suffer from severe anxiety. so bad that i dont have any friends nor have i had a proper boyfriend or a proper job i get so anxious and nervous around people its...
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    ok.. so basicly i suffer from severe anxiety. so bad that i dont have any friends nor have i had a proper boyfriend or a proper job i get so anxious and nervous around people its...
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I suffer from depression, anxiety, and I think I suffer from night terrors :/ I was abused most of my life, I stress a lot, and I selfharm :/ I need to know I'm not alone here?
    cutedarkandcuddly cutedarkandcuddly 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I never realized I suffered from this till a short while ago. I just thought every teenager daydreamed. Then I realized I would zone out when my friends would talk to me. I didn't...
    Dreamer122554 Dreamer122554 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I've not been diagnosed but agoraphobia is my only explanation. It scares me to know I may be suffering, but I have not stepped outside my house since last year. I don't know how...
    pokeball pokeball 13-15, M Apr 1

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    So it's got to that time of night where I feel like a big ball of sadness yet again, it's day in day out...I'm getting tired of feeling like this constantly, I guess most of my...
    leahmusic96 leahmusic96 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I suffer from Sleep Paralysis and have done for nearly a year now. I can't move at all, I have hallucinations, palpitations, and the feeling of a presence in my room which I can't...
    missmae95 missmae95 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I don't remember how or when I started daydreaming. I just know that it had always been this way. I find it hard to pay attention in class or get my school work done. I often find...
    MsGardevoir MsGardevoir 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    i was diagnosed when i was 22 but began having symptoms at 19. i experience synchronicity all the time. i either believe people can read my mind or that things speak to me through...
    Jerrid36 Jerrid36 36-40, M Mar 31

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    Hopefully I can find someone that is going thru what i'm going thru eventho i don't wish this upon anyone! well i get those palpitations/ flutters for like a year now, recently...
    Migs510 Migs510 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    I suffer from depression anxiety and self harm. I have been on so many meds, begged for help and I will always be this way. I have always felt this way. I wish I was dead.
    Mangocupcakes Mangocupcakes 16-17, F a week ago

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    I do not personally suffer from Night Terrors but I do in a way. My 5 year old son has been experiencing this for as long as he has been dreaming. He wakes up in the night and I...
    PrayingMother PrayingMother 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I suffer from panic attacks regularly. I can't leave my house without panicking about needing the toilet or not feeling well! Its horrible and it's ruining my life. I went to my...
    jackcx jackcx 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been noticing lately that I am daydreaming a lot, but now that I read more on MD, I think I definitely suffer from it. I have been daydreaming a lot as a child (I was an...
    morningbird morningbird 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I suffer from Vaginismus. I hate feeling this way. Its pretty bad. I had thought maybe I was not supposed to have ever have sex or that GOD was steering me in the direction of...
    Vbot123 Vbot123 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    basicly i suffer from a severe anxiety disorder. i tend to avoid people because iam so nervous and shake alot. i would like to know how i can stop these shakes i mean its really so...
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been in chronic, constant pain for over 15 years now. I have seen a multitude of doctors, had several surgeries, many exploratory and even a spinal fusion of my L4-L5 disc...
    Mahala71 Mahala71 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I'm 21 years old and a virgin. I've already felt embarrassed about this for a couple of years, since for me it feels like friends are not expecting it from me (most of them also...
    Jinxed21 Jinxed21 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hi there, would just like to know a few things!!! I have gerd and a 2cm hiatus hernia.... Do any of you get painfull stomach cramps? In the centre and to the left hand side by the...
    mrsdrof mrsdrof 26-30, F Mar 22

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    My neurologist technically gave up on me...she gave me a referral to the headache clinic at the university of Michigan. I go there on the 19th of June... But....in the mean time I...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Apr 7

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    I just can't do this whole life thing anymore so to those who find happiness in others pain congratulations you have finally broke me and I give up
    NoahBarwell4 NoahBarwell4 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am 14 5'2 1/2 and 92lbs. Ive been suffering since November of 2012 but started at a young age. I have gotten bad and is very close to being hospitlized. I have turned myself...
    SecretRocks SecretRocks 13-15, F Mar 24

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