Me and my medication
Monday, February 15, 2010
So, it's almost been a week since I started taking the tablets for my sciatica. So far, I haven't noticed any difference - it still hurts to stand up straight, I went into town yesterday and barely made it 1/4 of a mile before my back started spasming, and that was agony. Luckily, I was only a few feet away from the cafï¿½ I was going to have lunch in with myself, so I got to sit down for a half hour.
When I went to bed last night, I was able to stand up straight. I was able to bend over to take my socks off instead of sitting on the bed and grimacing as I pulled one leg up at a time.
This morning when I woke up, it was like I was back to being a 90-year-old lady (and to top it off, I have such a headache it's not funny! I have a feeling that it's caffeine withdrawal, because I've not had coffee in three days and I've not had soda in about a week) with the back pain!
On the plus side, I have a new bra that it holding my breasts up better, so I hope it will afford me better posture, which in turn will help my back.
I have two days' worth of pills left for the back spasms, taking me back to Wednesday, and I'm hoping that the pain's at least manageable by then. I'll see how I feel on Wednesday, and if it's no better, then it's on the phone to get another appointment, and back to my doctor!
Ah well, at least the swimming is going well. I'm getting SOME exercise in every week, if nothing else.
EDIT: How very odd. My back's been killing me all day, and I've just come out of the swimming pool - managed a half mile with Mum again, the pool was insane! - and when we were walking to the car, I said, "... my back isn't hurting me. I'm standing up straight, and my back isn't hurting me!"
I'm hoping this is the start of the medication working. If not, I'll take your advice, CELEST, and get Mum to do the press-y thing. I certainly sit long enough - the joys of being A) a graphic designer and B) unemployed!