Pain still there after more than 3 years!

Donna -

I am a 38 year old woman who has had tailbone pain along with pain in the hips, buttocks, and legs for more than 3 years now. The doctors told me that I have fibromyalgia, a bulging disc, enthesopathy of the hip, scoliosis, DDD, and coccydinia. I have tried everything including massage, chiropractors, injections, painkillers (on which I am now dependent!) and physical therapy which made things worse! I have a cushion that was specially made for me at the Cleveland Clinic, but it doesn't help. I have tried many different meds with no relief. I stopped most of them except for the painkillers. I went down on the dose though because I hate to take the things!

I don't want to have surgery, but am thinking that may be the only option. I was glad to come across this site as I found many others who are in the same situation as myself. After many doctors made me feel like a big baby I was about to give up!

I know that I have to keep on fighting this and hopefully I will find something that works for me. I will continue to visit this site for more info and stories of all those who are suffering with these disorders.



Updated 2004-08-15

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