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Quietcook:

Thanks for the info. I know what you mean about the steroids and asthma. I have chronic asthma as well. The miracle drug for me has been Advair. I've been using it for over 2 years now, and haven't had to go on prednisone for flare-ups since then (haven't had any flare-ups). Back-wise, I went through 2 rounds of 3 injections (one x-ray guided) within 7 months. He then did a medial branch nerve block. None of them provided any long-term (longer than day or two) relief. So, I'm definitely not going to have any more epidurals. They're not worth it (in my case). I will definitely look for your finding a physician post. I'm definitely motivated, as living like this is starting to get REAL old. I do have a lot of nerve damage (nerve root and sciatic), and have a lot of piriformis symptoms. Sometimes it feels like my hip is about to explode. I'm not has bad as some I've read about, so I'm counting my blessings. Still, I will continue to do more research (with your guidance), and appreciate your help.