New here. Over 3 years of pelvic pain! I think it qualifies as chronic at that point?
Started with my doctor not doing any tests, when I went to see her once, to tell her I was in some unusual pain, burning, stinging and it would not go away. She didn't acknowledge anything. She did not ask me to come back. She "sent" me home with an ointment.
Never got better. In fact, it got worst. And I've gone to many doctors ever since, never went back to my regular gynecologist who never tested for anything. I travelled to other cities to get help and see some doctors that were the leaders in this specialty. Told my story over an over. Ended up hearing that they did not know, or I would get an ointment and be told I'd feel better in 3 months which never happened.
I've finally found a doctor who listened and acknowledged that there were physical issues he could see and diagnose! I do have several issues including PN issues and lichen, and bladder issues (IC) and yes it was hard to digest. But I finally did. We even have a game plan!
It's only the first 3 weeks of that plan and I can't say I'm on the right track yet but I'm on a track which is better than none! Doing nerve blocks and taking meds. I should also do meditation and relaxation/breathing.
I've been going to a PT who's helped with some more recent backside issues in the tailbone area and sacrum joint area. She's helped tremendously and even if she can't take the pain away forever once and for all, I do get a tad bit of relief every time. And that's a big deal when dealing with pain ALL the time.
I've just recently had nerve blocks (light ones, no steroids) and I don't see a tremendous change yet. But I'll give it time! I had one this week to the PN, I was good for 24 hours. But I'm no longer numb and I'm afraid to let myself feel anything!! I think it's not worst, which is pretty great!
Is anyone having success with a "dial down" the pain type of treatment yet? I'm treating the symptoms but with nerve blocks and meds, we're looking to calm the pain signals.