Hi all. I was diagnosed with pudendal neuralgia in june after having a period of 2 weeks of no pain at all following an x-ray guided pudendal nerve block into the nerve via the buttock. The anaeasthetic part didn't work at all but the steroid kicked in exactly 2 weeks after and I really thought I'd been cured. The consultant I am under (who didn't perform the block and gave me a phone consultation 8 weeks later which lasted minutes) told me that it meant i had pudendal neuralgia and she would 'get me in for another one and to buy a coxxyx cushion". I've been waiting 21 weeks and now the pain is worse and I have severe buttock pain and sciatica and a chiropractor has diagnosed piriformis syndrome.My g.p has prescribed pregabalin 75mgs which I take twice a day along with amytrityline 25mgs and naproxen for the buttock pain. None of it helps and I have had to take time of sick which is untenable as I'm a single parent with a mortgage and I also care for my mum who has dementia.I've been feeling suicidal as I have no faith in the so called pain consultant. She rang me after my gp sent 2 letters within 2 weeks explaining the sittuation and I was given 2 minutes of her time,I was so low I couldn't express myself.I asked if she had any idea when the block would be and she just said "i have no control over these things and no, there's nothing you can do, just wait for the nerve block'. I feel so angry as everything i have found out has been from this forum ( and judy and helen have been so kind answering my previous questions).I've got to the point where I don't even know if I should have a nerve block again as I have no faith in her and wonder if the piriformis syndrome was as a result of the first block I had as I didn't have buttock pain prior to that. I am seeing a chiropractor out of sheer desperation and my friend is paying for the treatment and it did seem to be helping the piriformis but now its worse. I can't sit down or lie down without pain and even standing doesnt ease it. I have thought about asking for a second opinion from Dr de mello in manchester but how do I go about it?Sorry for the long ramble, I just don't know who to turn to. Many thanks for any advice anyone can give
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