Hi all, I've not used a forum before so be gentle, I'm tender ha Little pain joke for ya.
Anyways I've suffered with literal pain in both sides of my butt for years, roughly 4/5 years.
The pain, which haunts me for most the day affects me most when sitting. So relaxing is only really possible if laying on my front, which for a man isn't easy, balls, or in a swimming pool going for a swim as not pressure on any part of the body.
I practice meditation, transcendental meditation, that I went on a course for which can help but only gives momentary relieve.
I have been to two different physios, one hadn't a clue and the other thought it might have been piriformis syndrome, which closely matches my symptoms. I did the stretching and exercises for PS but it only got worse, maybe I didn't do enough exercise or too much, can't be certain.
I then went to pain management, they gave me Gabapebtin (300mg) which seemed good to start with but then they had to increase to triple that and it become inaffective after a short while.
So now I am waiting to see a consultant in Rheumatology as they may think this is related to inflammation in the smaller vessals. Is there anyone here that has had a similar journey with pain or is going through the same thing ?
My gf become frustrated a lot and it drives me mad when all she wants to do it lay in bed all day as that puts me into a week long episode and this occurs most weeks...
No one really understand what I'm going through and I rarely get the opportunity to relax, truly relax.
The only relieve I get is with ice and heat treatment to the area. I ice at night before bed and then apply gentle heat with a small electric heat cushion (mains powered) which helps me to get to sleep but I wake up multiple times a night, which leads to more pain of course.
I know this is a lot to take in a get ya head around but any advise on any of the above would be greatly.
I feel like I can't continue sometimes and the pain literally stops me from living a real life. When I fight the latter of course it flares the issue and the pain increases...
So yeah, any help would be appreciated.