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    Sciatica Pain
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    backbreaking posted:
    Oh man this pain is terrible. No relief except to knock myself out with klonopin. Hope all of you are having a better day today.
     
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    davedsel57 responded:
    Sorry you are having a bad day. Have you tried laying on ice on the floor? I've heard some people get relief that way.

    I hope tomorrow is better for you.
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    Blessings,

    -Dave
     
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    backbreaking replied to davedsel57's response:
    Thanks Dave. I'm afraid I couldn't get up off the floor once I got down and yes I have tried ice and heat.
     
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    bj1208 replied to backbreaking's response:
    Hi backbreaking -

    sorry you are having these issues -

    I take Gabapentin for my nerve damage in my legs - it really helps with the pains/numbness/pins/needles etc., and I can tell a big difference especially if I miss a dose.

    Lyrica is also good for sciatic pains too.

    both meds need to be started on a very low dose and slowly increased until a therapeutic dose is achieved. i.e., I started out taking 300mg a day for a good week or two then it increased to 300mg twice a day etc., now I am taking 3600mg a day. this doesn't mean you will need to take the dosage I take as some can achieve therapeutic dose at lower mg's.

    Please discuss this with your doc and see what he/she says - let us know how u are doing~~
    Take care~~

    ~~ Joy ~~
     
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    bj1208 replied to backbreaking's response:
    sorry for some reason rec'd error message -

    Hi backbreaking -

    sorry you are having these issues -

    I take Gabapentin for my nerve damage in my legs - it really helps with the pains/numbness/pins/needles etc., and I can tell a big difference especially if I miss a dose.

    Lyrica is also good for sciatic pains too.

    both meds need to be started on a very low dose and slowly increased until a therapeutic dose is achieved. i.e., I started out taking 300mg a day for a good week or two then it increased to 300mg twice a day etc., now I am taking 3600mg a day. this doesn't mean you will need to take the dosage I take as some can achieve therapeutic dose at lower mg's.

    Please discuss this with your doc and see what he/she says - let us know how u are doing~~
    Take care~~

    ~~ Joy ~~
     
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    backbreaking replied to bj1208's response:
    Thank you Joy for the info. I'll try it and see how it works for me.

    Brenda
     
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    Lauralizzie01 replied to backbreaking's response:
    laying on the floor is the greatest! my coworkers at the school where i parapro all laugh at me cuz im "broken" but lay on the floor all the time with the kids... its the ONLY WAY im not in pain!


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