Re: weird symptoms
If the meds are not helping at all then you need to go back to the doctor. It may be you need different medication..or that you need another course of treatment such as physical therapy. Also, did the doctor tell you to do anything for your constipation??? Muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories aren't going to do anything for the constipation. And being constipated can cause quite a bit of pain all on it's own. And sometimes it has actually caused me back pain! So I'm sure whatever ends up being wrong, the constipation is NOT helping. Make sure you are drinking a LOT of water (80-100 ounces a day) and try and up your fiber intake. If you are STILL feeling backed up, try some Milk of Magnesia. That helps me better than any other laxative because it is very effective, but also very gentle. No cramping or anything like that. Plus it works fast. It's important for you to find the source of teh back problem you are having but I would also really recommend doing something about the constipation.