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[QUOTE=MSJayhawk;4813423]:wave: Welcome. I can really empathize with your feeling. Your thread title has probably been repeated by most MSers.


The sciatica pain you mentioned- I too have had it and it was severe enough to make me cry. For me, I found that a heating pad applied at the first hint of pain has helped me "nip it in the bud". The first time I did not suspect MS, though I had been with MS for many years. The doctor could not find any disc problems. My neuro suggested it was MS related and to try icing the pain. It did not work.

After the third month of debilitating pain, I was confined to a powerchair again. I decided to try the heating pad because I knew that heat will often numb me. I started at the spot of the most intense pain and after 10 minutes the relief was so great that I had to cry tears of joy. I went through that for about 7 months in all. The second time it lasted 3 months, but since then I have been able to stop the pain right away and regain my "normal" self within 3-4 days.

Stay strong and know that I have you in my prayers. :angel:[/QUOTE]

My hip bone socket feels like its on fire when i sit down and stand up so i have resorted to not leaving the house unless its important. I am waiting for a wheelchair but i am stuck as i am on my own with my 10 year old daughter. I can drive but i cant walk anywhere. I am going to try what you suggested but i think i have given myself Bursitis in the hip as i am walking like Quasimodo, very attractive, especially with all the grimacing i have to do. :o
I imagine i am going to be a freaked out hypochondriac till i get some answers and i can so relate to what you are going through, thanks for the advice.
Oh the joys
[QUOTE=sara0;4813579]My hip bone socket feels like its on fire when i sit down and stand up so i have resorted to not leaving the house unless its important. I am waiting for a wheelchair but i am stuck as i am on my own with my 10 year old daughter. I can drive but i cant walk anywhere. I am going to try what you suggested but i think i have given myself Bursitis in the hip as i am walking like Quasimodo, very attractive, especially with all the grimacing i have to do. :o
I imagine i am going to be a freaked out hypochondriac till i get some answers and i can so relate to what you are going through, thanks for the advice.
Oh the joys[/QUOTE]

I hope the heating pad helps. I know it was difficult for me to sit, stand, or lie down. You might want to get your muscles checked too. I have had similar problems with muscle weakness on one side which caused by body to become off-balance. This can result in pains too, though not as excruciating as the sciatica pain for me. It did cause pains in my hips. I walked with forearm crutches for over 2 years to remedy this.

Stretching muscles and muscle groups is very important.

Stay strong and keep being the best mom you can be. My 12 year old has only known me as disabled and we do what we can together. Being there for your daughter is, I believe, more important than doing things with your daughter. Both of my sons have long ago accepted my physical limitations as part of who I am. My being there has been important to them. Love your daughter each day. MS, if you have it, does not stop you from being mom. For most, even after promotion to grandma, the title of mom never goes away. :angel:





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