Can I lift weight with an inflamed sciatic nerve?

I've been feeling pain for about a week already. I went to the doctor and he gave me a medicine that it's not working. If I stand or sit for to long it hurts a lot. This weekend is a long weekend due to labor day. But once i came to work i need to carry weight. (I am a hardware) technician but my boss doesn't seem... show more I've been feeling pain for about a week already. I went to the doctor and he gave me a medicine that it's not working. If I stand or sit for to long it hurts a lot. This weekend is a long weekend due to labor day. But once i came to work i need to carry weight. (I am a hardware) technician but my boss doesn't seem to understand too much about what i am going Thu. I dont have a note from the doctor and i am scared if i work i'll get worse. Please help me and if possible give some tips to get better.
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