I am about to have an epidural on thursday as I have a crumbled disc with protruding disc which is hitting on a nerve and causing me no end of pain which I cannot even describe. I have taken all sorts of pain relief short of taking morphine. My question is how long is this epidural going to last as I don't want to be in the same position as I am nowin 3-6 months time. I can barely sit properly and the only comfortable position is laying down and I am so fed up with it all. All I want is someone to be able to take the pain away and make me "normal" again. I have been like this since january this year.