I’m not sure what’s gone wrong these past couple of weeks, but my body’s really on the fritz.
In non-back-related pain, I’ve been getting unbelievable headaches, and even worse migraines. I’m already on two types of medication for my migraines, which are chronic at this stages – I’ve been getting a migraine or two per week for almost two years – and I’m on Topirimate and Almotriptan, and these past three weeks, not even the Almotriptan has been helping. When I’ve not been having migraines, I’ve been having dull, throbbing headaches in the back of my skull pretty much every day that Solpadeine Plus (paracetamol and codeine) can take care of after a while.
In back-related pain, my sciatica seems to be… overwhelming. When I’m sitting down, it gets to the uncomfortable stage where I’ve got shooting pains down the back of my left leg while I’m trying to do my homework. Then I’ve got twitching nerve-like pain in my hip while I’m sitting down, and on top of that…
On top of that, I’ve got this new, intense pain on/in my spine that’s got me slightly worried. In the picture below, it’s somewhere in the vicinity of “S2”.
Mostly, it happens when I’m in bed, but it also happens when I’m sitting at the computer, and sometimes when I’m walking around. It’s like a sudden, sharp pain that leaves me almost winded.
I’ve got an appointment to speak to the doctor on Monday, because as well as all of that, there’s also my leg, which still doesn’t physically feel right since I had that infection in January. It has a consistency like playdough in some places, and I still have a hot spot, and a nice, big red patch that looks like chicken skin. It’s… kind of gross.
Basically: I think my body is self-imploding. I’m trying to lose weight to get healthier, and my body’s doing its best to try to stop me.
It’s pretty annoying.
I’d quite like to have a day, one single day, where I’m not in any kind of pain.
That’d be kind of nice.