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   Posted 6/3/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Ya know that game at all the carnival's...Whack A Mole?  Well...I feel like someone has been whacking on my butt muscles with a hammer for weeks.  What the heck is that all about?'s so hard to sit or lay down.  I just brushed against the butcher block in the kitchen and just the mere touch of the corner on the top of my butt brought me to tears.  Tell me someone else has the 'pain in the butt-thing.'  And Marlee, I don't want to hear about how I've spent too much time sitting on it.  I didn't say a word when you 'broke your ribs'...." devil
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   Posted 6/3/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Ouuuwwwweee Donna,

You been workin' out those glutes, babe? :-b Not! I feel your pain hun, so to speak. The last couple of days at work I can feel my sits bones about pushin' out my backside. Whenever I bump, no wait, I mean brush up against just about anything I want to scream. I am sooo super sensitive to touch enough as it is.

Can you sit on your heating pad, try to stretch them a little. Wish you better soon!

Hugs.....and a smack on the *@%$*, just kidding.LOL! :-)
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   Posted 6/3/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   

It is slightly different for me - if I lightly scratch an itch, it feels like there is a bruise under the skin and will continue to hurt for a little while.  Sometimes wearing necklaces and scarves is too much weight on my neck.  And making the bed is really tough.  I cannot flick the comforter or sheets - it is all I can do to crumple it closer to the middle so hubby can reach and help me straighten it all out.   Tailbone hurts a lot and doc said I might get injections for that. 

I might say I have a pain in the butt named hubby, devil but he has been wonderful.  So I cannot truthfully say that!


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   Posted 6/3/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Donna and everybody else,

I was told that some of that pain in my lower back and butt is caused by tight hamstrings and the best thing to do is to stretch them, using those band exertube thingamajigs. I have tried to use them and I think they help??? Does it make it go away? No. Other thing I do is stand in a hot shower letting the water hit my lower back and back of my legs and after a bit, I try to stretch, bending over SLOWLY and stretching my hamstrings that way. Of course, this doesn't help the pain at the top of the butt...not sure what would help that.

I hope this helps. I know it is so painful, SOOOO painful.

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   Posted 6/3/2009 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Donna...I hear ya, girlfriend! That's one of the most painful areas my fibro attacks. And every time I go to the doctor he always has to poke down my back and in the butt asking...still hurts here? NOT funny!! The area, as I described to the doc, is where the toilet seat hits when you sit down. Makes it difficult to sit for long periods of 3 seconds or more.

It's also difficult to hold a job, work at the computer, sit at the dinner table, etc. Anything to do with sitting is a no-no for me. When people offer me a seat I always prefer to stand. They think it's my back but it's mostly from the fibro-caboose that follows behind, so to

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   Posted 6/3/2009 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup, the pains in my butt make it hard to walk or stand for more than 5 minutes at a time.

Supposedly I am making things all better by swimming and exercising but so far, I still have the pain. three years of regular exercise and I still have difficulty walking.

So, we'll just be the butt sisters.

And yes, we all know how Marlee's ribs broke but I am not laughing.


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   Posted 6/3/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh thank God! I mean, really. I thought this was going to be a post about some other bizarre fibro related symptom that caused freakish mole growth. I read 'whack a mole" and thought...well that's great, just one more thing! Really sorry about the butt pain though. Whatever those knobby things are that are just above your butt and right at the end of your back, those always hurt on me, the left knobby one was swollen yesterday, I kept heat on it and it eased my pain for the most part. Tried ice at first, but nearly jumped out of my skin. My actual booty never hurts though, and I'm glad for that, I would get tired of sitting on my head if that ever happened...although, you know, some folks might not even know the difference :P
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   Posted 6/4/2009 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, Donna, I've got that pain-in-the-butt thing, too -- and I don't mean the name I get called pretty regularly, but in a joking way -- if they only knew! I liked Chutzie's 'toilet seat' description as well 'cause that's where the worst of mine is, and it does complicate things as much time as I usually spend sitting in the bathroom!
Hot showers are helpful for me, too, Miriam, but the water gets cold way too fast. I use my rice sock, too, heated up really well and molded around the outside of the most painful area. Sounds crazy, but it really helps me.
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   Posted 6/4/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I have pain in the butt as well LOL My husband told me one night after I had gone to sleep he could see the muscles in my rear cramp up and the next morning I had the pain again, which felt like a deep bruise in the muscles. I use my heating pad which helps some, but what has helped the most was putting a memory foam pillow in the seat of my recliner and a memory foam mattress pad for my bed. It also helps that I take 20mg of Flexeril and 1000 mg of acetaminophen at bedtime.
FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibriod tumors, PTSD, 2 heart attacks at 22

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   Posted 6/5/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry so many of you have this problem.  The pain I have in my "sits bone area" as I like to say, is what made me start talking to the doctor about pain.  He sent me to a pain specialist who gave me 5 shots in the rear.  This only helped for a little while.  He said my hamstrings were very tight and wanted me to go to a physical therapist.  Unfortunately my insurance won't pay for this.  I have been doing lots of gentle stretching and yoga poses and it does help.  But the pain never goes completely away.  I understand the toilet seat thing completely.  As I type this right now I am standing because today is a Sore day.  I have not have not been able to walk or do my exercises because of a bad spider bite on my foot.  As soon as it heals I'll get back to my routine and my rear should start feeling better.  But today it's like knives sticking in my butt when I sit.
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