Hi Anon, I have a lot of pain around my tailbone when I sit too. Have you tried sitting on a doughnut cushion? How do you sleep at night? I sleep on my side with a pillow in between my knees for the best position for my lower back. If you had nerve damage (or suspect it) you need to approach your obgyn or family doctor. They can run tests, and possibly help to diagnose your condition; you should go if it has become chronic. Wishing you the best, brenView Thread
Hey Pixi, Sounds like you have been down a rough road and the doctor doesn't no how to guide you to the proper way in your healing. I would let him know your average daily pain levels, when you need to take a pill, and the things you are able to do once you have the medication. You are taking very little, so I'm not certain why he is even discussing this. Surgeons don't like to prescribe long-term. That is usually addressed by a Pain Management specialist. Ask the doc that since your recovery has taken so long, if it would be beneficial to you...also have a talk about physical therapy/massage in order to get things back into place. I think passive interference is necessary along with your trying it on your own (in other words: someone forcing the leg/ankle to bend-passive). I can relate in the lack of "fun" you describe that you have. It sucks. I can't go sit in a theatre, restaurant, and I get irritable waiting in line at the store. It is a dramatic lifestyle change. Just realize that there are others here to listen to you and you will be surprised at how much we all have in common. Im here to offer support, if you decided to come back. Much luck to you and your doctor. Peace, BrenView Thread
thanks Charles, no wonder my pain doc was pushing the medtronic on me this past year...he practices in KY. Horrible results after fusions are almost a guarantee, huh. Take care and thanks for sharing, Happy New YEAR!View Thread
Hey there, and welcome to the support group. I'm sorry to hear that you are dealing with the chronic pain. Nobody can diagnose you over he internet, and of course, we aren't doctors. We can only speak from experience. You should see a general practicioner, ask them to refer you to a rheumatologist and have a workup done for the possibility of fibromyalgia. In the meantime, you can look up the symptom checker here on the WebMD site. They just recently came up with a new "test" for those to match their experience with those with Fibro. There is also a fibro message board. You could ask the physician therewhere to go. Best of luck, BView Thread
charl, sorry if i have been unavailable; just not up to it. got down on the floor with my 2 yr old linebacker of a son and we pretended to wrestle and it did me in tonight. i seem to feel better and try and do, then i'm up the creek.
i'll be getting my prolo treatment the 12th (#3). i think that if your tailbone is hypermobile then prolotherapy may be a decent option for you. i feel a difference, but i'm definately not cured yet. i'm relying on his promise of regaining full activity within 6 months or so, that should mean at least 4 more treatments...however, my case is more sever than many he has had in the area of pain that i experience.
waiting for brighter days, y'all take care, BView Thread
thanks for this Annette. It was not as painful as the first one because the guy used a different analgesic, other than lidocaine, in which I responded to. It was painful into the hip, which surprised me because I don't have much pain there. Anyways, 3 wks after I feel that it is doing good, but progress is slow. Good days and bad - it comes with the territory. Better news is my insurance is covering 70% of the treatment so I feel as though a weight has been lifted.
Overall, I have better mobility and less frequency of certain pains; but not all gone. I have been dealing more with the depressive side of things - quite shocking to hear since I seem to be on the path of recovery - but I guess I'm being too impatient. Adjusted my anti-depressant to see if that will help. The daunting winter is not much of a mood elevator neither.
Cheers, I hope you are feeling well! and others who may come accross...brenView Thread
hey there athlete20, excuse my former submission, this site is going crazy. I haven't been online much lately, so I'm hoping that you haven't dropped out of posting; sorry for the late reply.
I'm so glad you wrote back and share more of the details pertaining to your homelife. It does sound like you have legitament injuries that shouldn't take any justification at all. I don't know your family and how they respond to other people within the family who get sick, or experience anything similar to what you are going through - too bad they couldn't live in your shoes for a day to see/feel what it truly means to be a chronic pain patient. Then maybe they would stop with all the verbal accusations and criticism. I have a family that is fairly large, and it only takes one of the group to start a gossip ring detailing their opinions of my chronic pain that hasn't officially been diagnosed yet. It's weird because if any other member gets a torn muscle, tennis elbow, or discomfort from a cheap mattress, they all listen and respond much more empathetically and jump to make the injured more comfortable. I guess they got tired of my complaining the first 3 yrs of this debilitating pain, then I finally wised up and stopped talking about it...things have gotten better, but I feel more isolated.
I'm sorry to hear that your wife is also coming down on you for getting injured? That is probably 10-fold more of a let down than when it comes from extended family. I am fortunate to have a very supportive and loving husband who is trying his damnedest to get me better. I bet if the roles were revearsed in your situation and your wife was suffering, you would be by her side and support her throughout all the tests, doc's visits, and just there for her to vent to. My only suggestion for you, if you will be dealing with this for years to come, is to find someone you can trust (outside of the family) to confide in and share with. I don't just want to through "counselor" out there, because I don't know if that is what you need, but if you could get advice from a professional, then you could possibly gain control over the situation again.
I'm sorry you are going through this. I have had a rough time here recently too, so you are not alone on that boat. Please write back when you find the time; I'd really like to learn more about what is going on with you. Thanks for posting! Take care, and good luck with surgery, this week??View Thread
Prolo tomorrow and I am wanting a valium now....very anxious. I watched some youtube videos about the procedure and they did not calm my nerves to say the least. It's interesting to see the different physician's techniques, but it's actually more painful than the patients in the videos portray...just thought I'd keep it real.
Will let myself and 1 other reader how I did when I can get back online again. YIKES!!View Thread
I'm going this friday for my second round of prolotherapy and i'm quite anxious. The last treatment was very painful and I had some residual pain that didn't resolve in intensity for about 5 days following...however, I am finding some relief day-to-day with mobility and a decrease in my groin pain....I'm praying that this works for me so I can get back to being a mom and a wife...i'm feeling quite inadequate these days...I"M HEARING AN ECHO.............is there anyone else here?????????
I hope to see another member speak up soon ==== it's gettin' a bit lonely here...here...ere...ere...reView Thread
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