I was diagnosed with pelvic floor muscle disfunction thee years ago. Since then I've tried trigger point therapy from a good phys therap, have had injection marcan, etc. and recently Botox. The doctor said my pelvic floor muscles are less tight yet I'm still in a lot of pain (gets worse as the day progresses and worsens just in time for bed to a level 7 or .
The pelvic pain doc said pudendal entrapment could also be a factor. I hear that surgery for this condition isn't the best way to go as it could effect the bowels, etc. Yet, I've read that some patients get pain relief. I'm taking more pain meds (Tramadol/Oxycodon) but am still in pain. Also increasing the Cymbalta to 60mg from 30mg (a week or so into this).
I don't have much of a life since I can't walk or sit or even stand for any length of time. I don't visit with friends/family very much nor can I have company. I know I'm depressed but I am hopeful enough to continue the search for a solution. Any advice from the group or the doctor would be much appreciated!View Thread
I don't think your response was too long at all. I feel for what you said. I suffer very much too, with permanent disabilities. The surgery from a bone tumor (hip) crippled me (1988) and then a surgery using an Illizarov frame (2001) which was supposed to help correct the limb length difference (resulting from the tumor surgery) went horribly wrong. This surgery, resulting from an incompetent doctor caused me several more permanent problems which triggered the chronic pain that I have been in now for over a decade. I have been trying various meds (currently Tramadol 50mg/6 hrs, Cymbalta 30mg) but these are not enough. I have avoided opiates (except post-op) because they make me nauseous and constipated. Many of the board members have been writing that the side effects subside but will the nausea and the constipation subside??? Please let me know because I am seeing my doc and will ask about updating my meds. Thanks everyone!!View Thread
have chronic pain from a disabling pelvic condition. The pain I suffer from is both biomechanical and neurological. Relief for me is mostly from the meds, Tramadol, Cymbalta and Neurontin. But the catch 22 is that I can only take a moderate amount of these meds due to their constipating side effects. I am able to manage the constipation with diet, Miralax and Colace but I really need more of the meds to manage the pain. Can anyone recommend any of the newer pain meds that don't cause constipation. I've read that drug companies are working on these but I'm not sure if they are already on the market. Thanks for your help!!View Thread