Low-grade chronic pelvic pain has been part of my existence for 30 years, but for the past 9 months the pain has been acute and elevated to an average of 8 on the 1-10 pain scale. It never goes away. The inciting incident was a PAP/pelvic exam. Those usually elevate the pain a couple of ticks from the normal low hum of 2-3 for a few days, but something was different this time. It was like a nuclear explosion of pain that has not responded to physical therapy, TENS, ultrasound, etc. I have bad reactions to most prescription meds that would be offered - pain meds, muscle relaxers, etc. PT helped some with muscles that were locked up, but the core pain hasn't responded to anything. I had to have a hysterectomy in 1987, so the pain has nothing to do with reproductive organs.
I've had many compassionate caregivers, but they are running out of ideas. Wurn Technique is the newest suggestion, but it is very expensive and my income cannot support the cost.
It's encouraging to find others with the same struggle, but I'm sorry so many are impacted daily by unrelenting pain.
Any ideas about possible treatments would be appreciated.