So I've had this chronic pain since December in my lower back that runs down my leg and out my foot. They pain will switch sides of my body depending on which side I am favoring. My chiropractor seems to think it's a central bulging disc in my lower lumbar. This is a conclusion from symptoms and x-rays, not an MRI (cuz I have no insurance). Just recently within the past 2 wks, the pain increased to the point where I couldn't sit without being in tears and had to bail on a couple of college classes. I have been taking Tramadol since December for the pain and just recently had to take vicodin. The tramadol doesn't always take away the pain so I'd take IB800's with it or tylenol. My stress has been through the roof too. I take Lorazepam as needed for panic attacks too. So here recently, like I said, the pain increased like 5x normal and everytime I went to take my meds, I would get chest pain, arm tingling, and labored breathing. I thought it was heart burn from taking so much meds. Maybe the pills have finally shredded my stomach or something. But today when it happened, I felt like I may pass out, my BP shot up to 140/80 and I'm a 112/65 kinda girl. I felt starry in my vision, my hearing was slightly muffled and needless to say, I was freaking out! I don't know what is happening to my body in the last 6mths but it's not good.My hair has also been falling out little by little in the past couple months. Everytime I shower ot brush my hair comes out enough to be able to roll it in several balls. My hair is thick so I'm not concerned about the hair loss, it's the cause I'm concerned with. I had the Mirena in for a year n a half and then had it removed because I had a steady increase of nausea and headaches everyday. I chalked the hairloss up too hormones but now I think it mayb stress related to this crazy other stuff. I am sooooo sick of pain and even more sick of pills. I'm afraid my new pain is something more serious than a disc issue because it's stronger and in my middle back as well as the lower and down the hip. I wake up feeling like I'm 80 and I'm 28 with a toddler who will be two next month. I start nursing school in the fall. I really need to get this whole ordeal under control. Help!