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Visiting from the States. Seem to have severe /acute

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Hi. I'm Laura Shick visiting from the States. Seem to have severe /acute sciatica flare up. Cannot stand, leg collapses, cannot find any position to rest. Any hoe for Rx. Staying out at East Clare Golf Club. Have a Dose pack. 4mg. Should I take that? Have mild epilepsy also. Or, do we need to find the ER? As strangers that could be a challenge. So taken 800mg Ibuprofen. Thanks for advice. Excruciating pain.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 7 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

You can try the dose pack a strong steroid first to control your pain.

Please avoid any physical activities for next few days.

Apply warm compress.

Please lie down with a pillow under the knees to release pressure on the lower back.

If these measures do not help at all, you should go to the local hospital.
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