I wrote recently about my struggle with pelvic (rectal mostly) pain. I had a colonoscopy that showed nothing and had some relief with compounded rectal suppositories prescribed by the GI doctor. I took them for the ten days and had to refill it because it was back after a day. Thursday I saw my neurologist. He believes I have a pudendal nerve issue and has ordered an MRI. I’m waiting to hear if my insurance will approve it, but Im doubtful. The doctor said it’s either a spinal issue or pudendal nerve. Interestingly, he said that people with PN feel best when they lay on their stomachs. So, when I got home, I tried it and - I did not feel the rectal discomfort in that position. Has anyone else been told that? It hurt my lower back to lay that way, but I was just testing the position for a couple minutes. The neurologist said the suppositories won’t help much because the colon wall is very thick and the medicine can’t get through. He prescribed me a 5% lidocaine cream to rub near my tailbone 4 times a day. It’s not doing much, but I’m using it. He has me scheduled for trigger injections in early September. I’m worried about that because I’ve never had relief from any before for other things, but I’m desperate and hoping it helps with this. He’ll have the MRI results prior to the appointment.
My best to all for a pain free weekend,