Steroid injections the only answer for me?
Hi all, I had the injection in the spine early November last year and the pain in my right leg and buttocks was literally gone. Oh what bliss! After two weeks the arthritis in the spine became much more painful, I am not sure if it was my brain telling me that now one severe pain has gone, we can get back to normal and endure the original, if you know what I mean. Anyway the relief has lasted all of two and a half months and the leg pain is back in full force!
I am getting an average of four hours sleep a night which is certainly doing nothing for my looks.I have been prescribed amtryptline,to be taken at night. They do work but I am like a zombie all the next day so only indulge once a month. I now have an appointment with the specialist on Tuesday. I would like your opinions on whether I should go ahead and have the injections again and also is this it for me from now on? I have been offered the option of an operation but am not taking that up.
While I am rambling on about my problems, I have also put on nearly a stone due to lack of excercise. I read an article on the internet that advices I use an excercise bike as it is beneficial for the condition I have. Spondylothesis. Not sure if all my spellings are accurate!
Well other than that, all is well, I reckon as long as I stay away from Tesco and Aldis burgers I should be ok, cheers for now and have a good day, Ann