Pain came on slowly over 4 years

Anon 11 -

I have just figured out that this pain I have been experiencing for 4 years, isn't normal after all. I just thought I had a large tailbone and that most people probably feel the same way after sitting for a while. But, I went to the movies with my husband a couple of weeks ago and after 15 minutes in the seat, I had to switch from left to right constantly because it hurt so bad. Of course, being the optimist, I figured they were just poorly cushioned seats.

My grandfather passed away in Florida and I had to drive there from my home in VA. By the time we were on the road 2 hours, I was in tears due to the pain in my tailbone. I then had to drive to Ohio for the funeral and again was in excruciating pain.

I had my husband buy me one of those inflatable donuts, and I sat on it for most of the ride home, it didn't help, in fact it hurt more. I have been having some pains in my knees, ankles and left hiney cheek for years as well, I wonder if they are linked. I didn't injure that area that I am aware of but I am the mother of 4 children, the youngest being 4 1/2 years old. I believe the problems started around her birth. I was only in labor for about 6 hours with her. I have read some of the other stories about the childbirth thing, maybe that is the cause of mine.

I haven't noticed the pain when standing thing though, it hurts when I am sitting or lying on my back. I can feel a dull pain while standing and I sometimes get comfort when my husband rubs the area. Is this the case with anyone else?

I saw an orthopedic doctor yesterday for my knees and mentioned the pain in my coccyx, he said he wanted to do an MRI on my knee first to fix it, then he would do an MRI on my tailbone. At the risk of sounding like a hypochondriac, I didn't tell him that the tailbone pain was worse than the knee and that I have also been having pain in my other knee, my ankles and my butt cheek.

After reading some of the posts on here, maybe I should have told him.

Any suggestions ??

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