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Unread 06-14-2004, 12:04 AM
sciatic nerve pain

I have had pain in my mid thigh ever since surgery. It seems to be when I am lying down or when I have sat for a long period of time. My dr said it is a common side effect from the retractors they use. This is my only complaint! Otherwise I am happier than I have ever been before. The dr said it could last up to 2 months after surgery. I am not quite 3 weeks post op yet. It gets to the point where my leg burns but is cold to touch. Has anyone else had this problem? If you have, are there any tricks to help with it. I find it sad when I am having to take pain pills to sleep due to a side effect and not the surgery. Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!
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Unread 06-14-2004, 07:07 AM
sciatic nerve pain

Hi Christi,

About 6 months after my surgery, I injured my sciatic nerve while running to get in out of a thunderstorm two days in a row. It was (and still is, at times) extremely painful!! The only thing that helped at all was ibuprofen, which, as an anti-inflammatory, helps reduce the inflammation at the site of that nerve, and a heating pad.

You may want to check this out with an orthopedic doctor. My mom's had sciatica for years.

I hope you get relief soon!


Unread 06-14-2004, 08:10 AM
sciatic nerve pain

Hi Christi,
About a month before my surgery I want in to have a D&C and 2 days after this surgery my sciatic was killing me. This time, before my hysterectomy, I had them note on the chart to be careful while positioning. Don't have it this time, thank goodness, it's terribly painful.

I found that ibuprophen helped. Also, it seemed the more I layed down the worse it got. I started putting a heating pad on the hurt and that helped while it was on. The thing that helped me the most is that I went to a chiropractor. After 1 session I was completely better. He said something was misaligned. Don't usually go to chiropractors but I was desperate and it really worked. You may want to check with your gyn first to be sure it's okay to go but I would suggest it if you can.

Good luck and sure hope you feel better soon -
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Unread 06-14-2004, 09:13 AM
sciatic nerve pain

shashi and stitches,
Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it! I will try anything! Thanks again!!

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