||[Apr. 19th, 2013|11:04 pm]
The Question Club
I understand that I shouldn't really use the Internet to diagnose things, and I'm going to see a doctor on Monday about this anyway, but I just wanted some advice.|
For a couple of years I've had sciatica in my right leg. Doctor was concerned, did a back scan and found out that I've got disc damage on just one disc. But he also said that the disc is too far up my spine to cause nerve irritation in my legs, and that the nerves affected would probably be in my arms. I do also get nerve problems in my right arm (an electric shock sensation, tingling, numbness).
Anyway, just recently the sciatica in my leg has gotten considerably worse. Progressively slow, over the course of a few weeks. Before this, I was severely tired and didn't feel rested at all. I'd got no energy and was falling asleep pretty much everywhere (on the bus, on my breaks at work, and I was sleeping 12 plus hours and feeling like a zombie still) and getting some really nasty headaches pretty much everyday.
The sciatica can be felt in my bum. It goes down the back of my leg, right down into my foot. I am often limping because of it. You know when you tickle one of your feet and you can feel a sensation in your other foot? My foot feels like that most of the time. And yesterday and today, the nerve pain got worse. In my right groin at the very top of my leg, like a pulling sensation. A sharp stabbing pain (feels ovarian in nature) in my lower right abdomen that also radiates to my bellybutton. Pain shoots from my abdomen, right up into my ribcage. Kind of feels like nerve pain and muscle pain mixed together.
I am just in so much pain at the moment and I have no clue as to what's causing it. It sounds so serious when I put it all in writing. I can cope, it's not AS bad as it sounds, but it's just frustrating and quite worrying. Does anyone have any idea as to what could be causing all this? Could it just be a jumble of loads of things, or do you think it's all related? Does anyone have any similar experiences with this kind of pain? Did you receive any diagnoses?