About 15 days ago I woke up in the morning with a numb leg, and agony in my lower back. I could not walk. I had/ have shooting pains in my legs, feet, and back, and extreme weakness in my legs. I went to the hospital and they gave me opiates and physio treatment and advised I speak to my GP.
I live in Canada. My family doctor rushed a CT scan and it showed a badly herniated/ruptured disc protruding into my spinal canal and interfering with my nerves. I also have a second disc above the herniated disc that is bulging. I’ve since had an MRI done and the MRI shows in detail what the CT showed. Nothing I can point to caused this.
I’m on a large amount of prescription drugs at the moment including OxyContin which I would like to get off of as soon as possible. I am waiting to speak a specialist/surgeon and also waiting for cortisone epidurals. I will likely face a choice of surgery or not, but either way I’m in for a painful recovery.
Has anyone on this forum had any help from using anabolics for recovery from a herniated disc (surgery or not) or other back injury? I’ve read studies that show testosterone, HGH, and nandrolone have vastly improved recovery and pain in trial patients (on their own or in combinations) for herniated discs and chronic lumbar pain.
Any experience with this type of problem would be much appreciated to comment. It has been 15 days already of pain and not being able to walk 20 feet. I am basically stuck in bed 90% of the time at the moment.
As I await a specialist I am told to avoid physio until the specialist/surgeon speaks to me.
I lift weights 2-3 times a week but haven’t hurt myself in the gym and I hadn’t even been in the gym for about 10 days prior to waking up in my current condition.
I have no clue what my current hormone levels are, I assume normal. But my body is a wreck.
At this point I am considering any option to get me back on my feet and feeling good again. The desperation is real. I will speak to my doctor about this but if anyone has experience please let me know any advice or comments you might have to offer.