Slow onset dull ache

Eric -

My tailbone pain started about 6 months ago as a slow onset dull ache. I had no trauma or fall - it just started. I do a lot of sitting at my job and I originally thought "I gotta get up more" during the day but that did not work. Coincidentally, I had just started lipitor about a week before the pain started but did not make any connection as none was indicated in any literature I read.

Ordered a cushion and have tried non invasive stuff, chiropractor etc... but just stopped the liptor for a few weeks to see if it makes a difference. It has only been a few days but the severity seems to have diminished and I would love to hear from anyone that has linked these events also.

Great site. Not alone!


Note from Jon Miles: Lipitor is a statin drug, used for reducing cholesterol. Statins have been reported to cause muscle aches, and sometimes muscle damage, in a minority of patients.

Updated 2005-06-26

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