i have just gone full circle and ended up at The Pain Clinic. First of all I had a hysterectomy and double prolapse sorted. I had felt some low back pain before this and was uncomfy sitting but thought it was part of my symptoms for prolapse. After the op I was in real pain when I tried to sit.
That was three years ago. I have not been able to sit properly since. During those years it was found that my coccyx was broken in two places - so I had that removed. Now after three years of not being able to sit, excruciating pain dominating my life, and getting passed from one consultant to another I was sent back to the pain clinic. I have found through trial and error that amitryptilline seemed to provide some relief but The Pain Clinic suggested i change to Duloxetine. Has any one else tried this as I am not sure why I should change at this point and am always concerned about possible side effects?
Like many others on this site I have had to research all my own symptoms as no one in the medical profession could find the reason for my pain. Once i found this site I suddenly didn't feel so alone in the world! I don't want others to be in pain of course but to know i was not on my own and that there were possible answers was like letting fresh air into my life!! A problem shared certainly helps !!
One consultant who knew something about the pudendal nerve has examined me and said he supports the diagnosis of pudendal nerve entrapment but that my area of entrapment was not in his field of work. He sent me on but it turned out i was back in The Pain Clinic.
Before I start full circle again I am interested to know if anyone else has tried this medication.