Mine got so much worse! My friend said it was my weight shifting. Now over 150 pounds later, it is better. -not gone yet, but rarely an issue. At it worse, I sometimes limped and often was forced to sit, and stretching was not working. Now I go days without noticing it, and stretching does help. It is never disruptive anymore. I did see a post months ago that someone else's eventually just went away.
I had a sudden sciatica flare up on my vacation in Mexico last year. I bent over to open the dresser drawer while changing, and I wa**** with the terrible pain. I spent the last 2 days of my vacation in agony and had to be heavily medicated with pain meds for the plane ride home. I went straight to my chiropractor, who helped me with some stretches as well. He also recommended hot baths with Epsom salts. Thankfully, mine resolved itself after 3 weeks. This was pre-op so I don't know if losing weight will hel*****t. It was horrible, and I hope to never have to experience that again. I feel for you.
Now here is an issue i had not even thought of that just could rear it's ugly head through this process. I had some bad sciatica issues during pregnancies. It has not been an issue for me recently but it was for me for years...especially if I sat on hard surfaces for a long time or in a car, driving mainly. I w0nder if once I have lost my extra padding if that could cause that to come back for me? Good question!