Hello everyone, I am new to the group. I have been dealing with back issues for awhile, say 6 or 7 years. I have been experiencing nerve pain from my hip and knee area. The pain is about an eight on the pain scale. I been taking gabapentin 900 mg three times a day. I have also been taking nortriptyline 25 mg twice before bed. And off and on with acetaminophen 500 mg. I have been diagnosed with lumbar radiculitis and sciatica and the nerve pain has kept me from sleeping. As I am writing this now I have not been asleep for close to 24 hrs, I am scared to lay down because the pain is so bad. I used to think there was triggers to the jolts and sometimes there are and sometimes they are not. Yesterday I was moving some boxes around and I also wash three loads of cloths and I was getting shocked left and right after. The pain has gotten me to a point that I can not even sit in my car for more than ten minutes, which also means I can not go to work. I can not sit but in the past I could lay down on my right side but as of yesterday I can not lay or sit. It's really taking alot out of me. My whole world is crashing. I have been in physical therapy off and on for years. Is there any advice anybody can give me?
I wasn't expecting the call and I was out but the lady called and offered me the job! Orientation is on the 23rd. I will be an activity assistant at a nursing center:) I'm so excited but very nervous.
Sometimes I think that I must be a bad person because so many bad things happen to me. It never stop. I do my best to be positive etc but bad things just keep happening. Sometimes it gets to me. Sometimes I try to figure out where I went wrong and how to correct it