I mainly take Aleve but you are not supposed to take it more than 10 days straight, so at that point I get off of it for 2 day. Yesterday I tried Advil Liqui-gels, that seemed to help but I was taking 4 at a time.
I thought the epidular would just cover the pain but I talked to 2 people and both said they had the same issue (1 had it much worse... 3 bulging discs) & they both got 3 injections a month a part and haven't had an issue since. The guy with the 3 bulging discs said that it's been a year and a half and no issue and no more injections. He said that he delt with the pain for over a year before finally getting the epidural. He said immediately after the 1st injection he had absolutely zero pain, felt like he could run a marathon and never felt pain between injections or to this date. That's right up my alley since i have my race scheduled in September. I was thinking that I could "suck it up" and deal with it for a long time like most people, but why?
Good job on doing better and go knock out that mile!