Pain in the butt...literally!

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jjuice2
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   Posted 6/23/2009 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys,
I've just been reading all of your very informative posts until I get an official diagnosis next week, but I wondered if any of you could offer some advice on something. 
For the past few weeks my tailbone has been really bothering me.  I can't think of anything I did to it, but it really starts to hurt when I sit for a while or when I first get up in the morning.  It especially bothers me at work as I'm pretty much sitting for 4 hours straight in an office chair that's not the greatest.  I'll laid down with a bed buddy on it when I can in the evening and will even sometimes wear those heated patches that last 8 hours.  Those things seem to help a little, but I wonder if anyone else has had a problem with this and might have suggestions on other things that may help. 
 
Thanks so much!
Julie

SarahBear9708
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   Posted 6/23/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had it before. Not all the time, but usually during long car trips or something of the sort. However, mine seems to get better once I'm off it for awhile. Keep in mind though, different people have pains in different places with fibro. Good luck!
~*~Sarah~*~

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WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 6/23/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Bring a pillow to work to sit on if you can.
stretch your hips and back after 3-4 hrs of constant sitting.
get up and walk a little (I make an excuse to go to the post office which is a block away from work) after 2 hrs of sitting.

lost in philly
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   Posted 6/23/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
maybe you should see a chiropractor??
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noklu
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   Posted 6/23/2009 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I had that pain constantly before my hips were replaced. Coincidence?
noklu
 
anxiety, avascular necrosis, costochondritis, depression, cfs, hypothyroidism, fibro, gerd, thyroid, uc 
 
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noklu
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   Posted 6/23/2009 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I had that pain constantly before my hips were replaced. Coincidence?
noklu
 
anxiety, avascular necrosis, costochondritis, depression, cfs, hypothyroidism, fibro, gerd, thyroid, uc 
 
in trying times, don't quit trying          
 


Statgeek
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   Posted 6/23/2009 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine bothers me a lot, too. I use cushions in all of my chairs. I like the chair pads with one button in the middle so there is an indentation where you can put your tailbone so it doesn't touch the cushion as much. The one I have specifically for this problem doesn't work very good. You can also sit up straight so the pressure is on your sits bones and put a lumbar pillow behind your back. Stretching is supposed to help, too, but I haven't figured that one out. I use a heating pad at night in bed to help alleviate the pain. My doc wants to give me si injections and I cannot remember what that means. I've heard they are painful and I have not gone in because I have to finish my thesis first.
Sue
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