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Hi my name is Ian I am 30, I would like to think of myself as a normal nice guy, I'm Married have a son who is 5 and have a job which is best described as waste management consultancy so I don't do manual work as such.
I'm probably just getting this off my chest so sorry if its not for this forum as its after 3am and as usual I cant sleep because of my back & leg. I have had a real bad back since Feb 2008 its now July 2008. I have been signed off work when its been real uncomfortable for periods of around 3 weeks. I have seen company doctors & obviously my own GP etc. I suffer with a painful back, leg & numbness in my leg but only on my right side.
I have been prescribed Amtriptyline, Diclofenac, Diazepam, Paracodamol & Naproxen all various doses and at different times... With the odd injection of Diclofenac at the local Hospital when things get a little more uncomfortable than usual. My company are very very supportive & have paid for 12 courses of Physiotherapy which I am half way through. My company are also changing my company car for me as the onset of this pain coincides with me changing my company car in February (to a car of my choosing). I am awaiting an appointment to have an MRI scan which I have pinned my hopes on as the light at the end of the tunnel. This might sound strange but I am worried that it wont pin point the problem and thus not offer any solutions to my problem. Its easy to say put it out your mind till its done etc but I have lived with this for 5-6 month now and if this don't identify the issue then I don't know how I will feel. Its ruined my quality of life and has impacted heavily on not just for my own life but my extended family as in my parents / in laws, my wife and sons god bless them & my friends and colleagues. I don't think I have ever felt so low and ground down by something as I do at the moment, I rarely get "upset" but I feel real emotional about it all lately. I think I have wrote this here as I don't want to burden the people around me with the subject any longer. If anyone has been where I am now I'd love some pearls of wisdom and morsels of hope!

Best wishes
Ian