Update re: My Back Pain And Me

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I went to my doctor today, and told him what Doctor Simpson had said in his absence re: sciatica, and I brought with me my empty bottle of Aleve, which was one of the painkillers that really helped with the numbness and pain from sciatica when I was on holiday last summer, and he prescribed me the same.

I took one as soon as I came home, and guess what?! No pain! I can stand straight, and I can twist and turn, and it really is helping. He's given me enough to last two weeks, by which time I hope that my nerve is not as nipped.

The really good news about this is that I can go back to the gym! I'll probably be going swimming tomorrow night, because today was filled with the excitement and upset of my little sister returning from Canada, where she's spent the last year, and we didn't make our usual Thursday night swimming slot, and then I can head up to the gym at Fairhill on Saturday.

(Even better news is that the Naproxen seems to be helping my knee, too - it's barely hurt since I took the tablet earlier today, so that's a plus!)
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    emoticon for you the pain is subsiding and almost gone. Enjoy your swimming and great that your little sister is back from Canada.
    3308 days ago
    Pain free is good!! I use naproxen for tennis elbow as well as knee pain (torn cartilage) I use ALEVE and it rocks!
    3309 days ago
    Good that you are feeling better and will go back to the gym soonn. Much success to you on your weight loss journey.
    Blessings emoticon
    3309 days ago
  • DIANE2868
    Great news! I am glad the pills are helping, I wish you all the best. Good luck and happy swimming! emoticon
    3309 days ago
  • .DUSTY.
    3309 days ago
    I am glad you are pain free i have a friend with sciatica and i will mention the aleve.Thanks Lisa
    3309 days ago
    I'm glad you're feeling better Tracy. Back pain is no fun. Out of curiosity I looked up 'Aleve' and found that it's generic name is Naproxen, which is also sold under several other names, one of which is Feminax Ultra (I thought it sounded familiar). So, if you have any trouble getting a prescription in future you can just go to your chemist and buy this instead - no prescription required.

    I hope you continue to feel better and are able to carry on exercising. It really will help with your back in the long run, particularly the swimming.

    Have a great weekend.
    3309 days ago
    Awesome. Take it easy. I am glad you found a solution. Cheers.

    3309 days ago
    Glad you are feeling better...
    Take it easy.
    3309 days ago
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