OK I am looking for someone with my problems so I will know I am not losing my mind. I have been back and forth to the doctors and still after 1.5 years deal with pain 24/7, sometimes only a 4 on the pain scale, but sometimes, end of the day and then during the night and morning are the worse going as high as 9 or 10 where I just want to cry. I try to be tough and deal with it or I will just get too depressed and make everyone around me miserable. I have had back pain for about 10 years, but only about 1.5 years ago it started affecting my legs. This happens when I walk a lot, like I cannot exercise by walking any more and when I go shopping I only last about 15 min. or less before my legs start tingling and my back will hurt worse and then my legs feel really heavy which causes my feet to drag and I walk real funny and it is soooooo embarrasing to be somewhere when this happens. I have literally fallen because of this. I have had two MRIs, first one in Jan. where they said I had two bulging discs at L5-S1. My recent MRI on Nov. 2 they tell me nothing is wrong with my back, but now they want to do an MRI of my neck; which has been feeling tight between my shoulder blades and my neck pops a lot. They are thinking that maybe something is being pinched in my neck causing my leg problems. Also, (as if I do not have enough problems) my right shoulder has felt like someon punched it and it is out of socket for about 3 months now and it goes weak to where I am dropping things or cannot do like sewing or crafting. Nights I cannot stand because when I lie down it seems to be worse because lying on my left side causes my back to feel like it is tied up in knots and my left hip area is sore. During the daytime for the past month my upper leg/hip area feels really tight. I lie on my right side and my shoulder pain gets excrutiating when I wake up an hour later to roll over. I have been sleeping with a pillow between my knees lately and just a few days ago bought a Memory Foam contoured pillow. The contoured pillow helps a bit with helping me sleep but when I wake up 2 or 3 hours of sleep I painfully need to roll over. OK I am done, if anyone has experienced these same symptoms and actually has any remedies or can tell me something their doctor told them I would appreciate any help on the road to recovery. There are just toooooo many things I want to do that I cannot do any more. One of them being going to Disney Land this coming summer, seems like I will be in an electronic cart or else stopping every 30 min. to rest for 30-40 min. I failed to mention that I am tooooo young for this to be happening. :-0
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