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I Suffer From Sciatica Pain

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 92 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 3 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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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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    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 2 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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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 1 Response Aug 9, 2014

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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 6 Responses Oct 19, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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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 6 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 1, 2009

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My husband has suffered with chronic pain for 6 years. He had a fusion thinking it was the root cause of his pain but it didn't help. He has tried every treatment under the moon...
    gauls gauls 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It is known to be a common pain that every teenager has... Have you ever experienced sharp chest pain localized on the left side of your chest? It feels like you're about to have a...
    jlove987 jlove987 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I've had chronic head, neck, end back pain for 8 years. My condition has no cure, only treatment. None of the treatment works completely. They say as I get older it can either get...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 12

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    I am in soooooo much right now surgery cannot come soon enough. I have 4 bad discs in my low back, and two in my neck from a car accident.
    kshine27 kshine27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    It's killing me. Laying in bed, cringing and wincing and wishing it would go away by now. Nothing helps.
    rosesandcharlie rosesandcharlie 13-15, F a week ago

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    I've suffered from depression and anxiety since 6.....
    bribaby43 bribaby43 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I thought it was just migraine which used to cause pain at the back of my head.. My arms used to feel so lifeless at times.. And when i went to see my doctor, I finally got to know...
    TheLivingDead TheLivingDead 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I would just like to say that I have suffered from depression since I was a small girl. Not until recent therapy sessions have I realized that all my life I have been told I am...
    bervie89 bervie89 22-25, F Mar 8

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    I suffer from it since childhood days. I am a single child of my parents and they had a very abusive relationship and also they were struggling with jobs. Though they never abused...
    ujjainih ujjainih 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I think i found something important about the negative side of maladaptive daydreaming...those of us who have it to escape from the real world because of how we are treated or how...
    Rosethewolf Rosethewolf 18-21, F a week ago

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    suffer from MDD and I have for around 3 years.. I smoke weed constantly but my therapist doesn't know.. is weed stopping me from feeling better
    hgarza95 hgarza95 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I've had night-terrors/nightmares for as long as I remember. There is one in particular that I've suffered from almost every night since I was 5 years old. It leaves me destroyed...
    JaiTor JaiTor 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I've suffered from social anxiety for years now. I've been trying my best to get over it, but because of it I have been unable to bring myself to get a job, or even start driving...
    Dustyroses Dustyroses 18-21, F Mar 7

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    I suffer from depression and anxiety... My family does not believe that I have anxiety. :( they think I'm faking. I had to have my parents padlock the front and back door because I...
    Lovelybaby18 Lovelybaby18 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Just found out about this a while ago, it's kind of relieving to know that I'm not the only one who suffers from this. Daydreaming is basically a part of my life. I don't know how...
    blueskyz4 blueskyz4 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    looking for others to chat with who suffer from HS
    lee25 lee25 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I was diagnosed with it three years ago. I slowly started to realize that my level of pain probably wasn’t in the average range when it increased with each day. I sometimes...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I got bullied pretty badly while I was in school. I pin most of the blame on the fact that I was in an all girls school for primary and secondary ( for those of you who are not...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Music affects me profoundly. The way I describe and what it does to me I truly can't put into words. I love it, but, it’s the actual tones of the music that affect me. Even in a...
    Jte1791 Jte1791 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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