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I am now on tramadol and paracetamol every 4 hours plus naproxen morning and night. My back is still painful and I have tingling in my feet and burning in my right leg. The pain is mainly on the right of my back and now I can feel the muscles in the upper part of my back is in spasm and it hurts to breathe in. I looked on NHS direct yesterday and it said to call an ambulance!! But tbh when this happened last time and I was incontinent they didn't do a bloody thing and I was in hospital for 3 weeks. I can't do that again there is nobody to look after my 2 girls and dh is being unhelpful as usual and wittering on about how much he is away next week. I don't know what to do
I am now having problems with having a wee, I can't go unless I have a very full bladder and then I'm sitting on the toilet not able to go I know this is a really serious symptom but after last time I really don't want to go to hospital. I have a chiropractor appt on Tuesday I will mention it to him.
Yup, I suffered this off and on for a year after my back injury and then they gave me an MRI which showed 3 herniated discs. I was told they could have operated a year earlier if they had done the MRI sooner, but now the situation is chronic so I just have to get on with it, They will throw any amounts of Tramadol at me though!
Please - hospital now! I am just recovering from operation on disks in my neck and if I'd left it there would have been permanent nerve damage - do not risk it - I'm pretty sure hospital will admit you - ask for neurosurgeon.
I just meant although your story is important, YNK, it is not the deciding factor here. If you had not come back, gallifrey should make her decision based on the weight of medical opinion, not your brief post.
I'm so sorry, I have been trying to get back online to apologise. That came out all wrong. I'm not even remotely hostile towards you and I'm really really sorry since it obviously sounded that way. I just used the wrong words. I am genuinely frightened for gallifrey.
I'm also very very sorry for your condition, it sounds like you have had a dreadful time.