I have been suffering, and I do mean suffering, with a chronic pain syndrome since 2012, it has reduced my life to basically work and being at home - even going to the supermarket takes a lot of mental energy to consider as I know I will have pain either during or after. I have spent night after night with ice packs on my fanny, I am on Pregabalin, Tramadol and Codydramol - nothing normally helps when it is at its worst. I have a Blue Badge as I can't walk very far and my family always consider distance and how close toilets are before inviting me anywhere. I have even taken a wheelchair with me, and eyed the Quingo, thinking it would make life easy. The reason I have explained all this is so you can see the contrast between this and what is currently happening. 21 days ago I started a Very Low Calorie Diet, I won't say what one as I would not want you to think I am just advertising something. From the 3rd day of this my pain virtually stopped. I am now in a situation where I can walk with a normal stride, park the car away from the door of where I am going, put the bins out myself, I actually walked 13000 steps in one day when normally I would be hard pushed to do 3000. I still to have some twinges of pain, but they are manageable, I take extra pain relief (tramadol and/or codyramol) before I take the dogs for a walk, but the real pain shows no signs of coming back.
Can someone please tell me if they have experienced similar pain reductions and has this lasted?
I am scared that when I come off the diet (I can't live on 600 calories a day forever) the pain will all come back and I just can't bear the thought of it. Do you think that my pain is caused by some allergy and that is why it is now reduced or might it be that there is nothing in my digestive system to press on the other organs in my pelvic area? Anyone any thoughts?