My butt HURTS!!

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Mrs_Mike
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   Posted 9/28/2010 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Of all the stupud places I could hurt, and on a day that I have to drive 4.5 hours... The muscles in my butt and down the back of my legs HURT like someone punched me there or I did some crazy power workout. And my mom says "I'm sure it's just from driving.." well, no because my butt hurt all day yesterday and kept me awake longer than usual at night. Last night and tonight I'm sleeping with the heating pad under my butt with my legs elevated like I'm giving birth or something. I can't get comfy, have to wiggle every few minutes. Annoying!!! Grrrrrrrrr!!!

Acheybody
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   Posted 9/28/2010 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Ouch! Did it finally go away?
...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

puppylover
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   Posted 9/28/2010 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Mrs. Mike, the pain you are describing is what finally sent me to the doctor who dx'd me. I referred to it as my 'sits bone area'. The pain was so bad after a long car trip that I actually got sick to my stomach. My doctor sent me to a pain specialist who said my hamstrings were extremely tight and he did give me some shots in the sore area. He then recommended physical therapy, which my insurance would not pay for. The therapist did show me how to stretch my hamstrings. I really had been doing this for a long time because I was doing yoga and other exercise stuff but apparently I needed to do more when I was traveling. I still have this pain on days I do not stretch. Sitting is still a problem if I can't get up and move around every once in a while. Traveling is a real pain in the butt. Maybe try stretching gently after soaking in a tub of warm water.
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sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 9/29/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
So sorry you are having this pain, and I hope it goes away soon.
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Shirley
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Sherrine
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   Posted 9/29/2010 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Stretching and  using a lumbar support pillow when sitting should help some.
 
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FibroNana
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   Posted 9/29/2010 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Mrs. Mike,

I feel your pain...I've fought with this for over 2 years..sometimes it was so bad my entire private area would go numb..very scary. Hang in there...I agree with Sherrine, sit on somthing soft and support pillow for your lower back. when I get real bad I rub biofreeze on it...helps temporairly but at least you can get some relief.also frequent stops and stretching...don't be superwoman...you'll pay for it later...Hope it gets better soon!!!!

Nana
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Sherrine
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   Posted 9/29/2010 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Nana just reminded me.....I have a memory foam pillow in my desk chair that I sit on.  I couldn't sleep with it so I use it to cushion my backside!  Works great!
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 9/29/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I have two sore achey spots right in the middle of both of my butt muscles...and the paint goes down my thighs.  I have no idea what it is but it keeps me up at night.  Maybe I just sit on my hinney too much. nono     In any event, it is hard to sit in the car for long periods of time.
 
Donna

sweetkygirl
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   Posted 9/29/2010 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the same problem. My butt hurts nearly daily and sometimes so bad I sit up at night in tears. Driving long distances for me is also a problem. My parents live in Florida and driving to visit them kills me. I have a TENs unit that I obtained from my chiropractor that does help. I am sorry you are feeling this. This a regular trigger area for me and I wouldn't wish it on anybody.

Hugs to you,

Kara

yankee girl
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   Posted 9/29/2010 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Mrs. Mike,

So sorry your butt hurts!!! Mine does too once in a while, especially if I sit for extended periods of time.

What I found helpful is to slather on Biofreeze, stretch and walk as much as possible.

Hope you're feeling better today.

Yankee girl
severe nerve damage/several surgeries on wrist, fibro, had jaw discs replaced due to TMJ, PTSD

Mrs_Mike
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   Posted 9/29/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
It's migrating down the backs of my legs. Right now its both knees. My dad got me a tens unit. I guess I should try it. Better be gone by Saturday!!! Grrrrr!
Fibromyalgia, migraines, arthritis, PCOS, IBS, anxiety, chronic insomnia; Lyrica, ambien, yaz, lidocaine patches, ultram, advil, midrin, migraten, skelaxin, (fish oil, D3, B's 12& 6, probiotic, DHEA, soy isoflavone, I'm missing something I'm sure.) PS: I think fibromyalgia is a jerk!

Love, hope, and hugs,
Mrs_Mike

HappyCat
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   Posted 9/29/2010 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
One thing I've learned the hard way is that where we feel the most pain is not always where the pain originates. Have you tried slow, deep stretches for the whole leg? Like dropping your heels over the edge of a step and holding it? There are a couple of trigger points, too, that you might try applying deep pressure with your thumb. The most likely is on the back of your thigh, halfway between your knee and buttock. The other is on the outside of your hipbone, right about where you would put your hand on your hip. If it hurts like the dickens when you press on it, you've found the right spot. Good luck, and so sorry you are hurting so bad!

Irish Babe
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   Posted 9/29/2010 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I can not sit in a car for any length of time before I NEED to get out and move around. Also I have pillows for every chair I sit in, this includes my car, my DHs car, my DR chair, my couch. I have a pillow under me and behind me. I have several pillows in my bed to support my back, under and btw my legs. I walk every day and I stretch several times per hr. I haven't been on any long trips in decades due to my inability to sit still for long. I must look like I have ants in my pants. I am never comfortable sitting in any kind of a chair. I fell off a balance beam in HS, I landed on the crossbar. That added a whole new dimension to my life!!
 
FibroNana mentioned how her private area goes numb, I get that quite often. It is unnerving, to say the least.
 
If you have a long ride, the best I can offer is pillows behind and under, take many breaks and walk around. I hope it is a pain free ride for you.
 
God bless.  Alice.

Acheybody
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   Posted 9/29/2010 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
How about PAIN in the private area that they can't figure out? I'm at my wits' end with that one. "Uh - I don't see anything. Hmmm."

Debbie
...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

QTKaren
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   Posted 9/30/2010 3:06 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like scatica, pain from scatic the nerve that is in a upside down horseshoe if you can picture in your head. It starts at your butt and then goes through your butt and down each leg. I know alot of ppl with fibro who complain about this being a prob. I hope your pain goes away soon. For me a heating pad usually feels better instead cold. Hope this was some help. Oh just google scatica and it should tell you about it.

Hug's,
Karen
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just_grace
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   Posted 9/30/2010 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
My "butt" has been hurting for months.  At first I thought it was my fibro.... but it never lessened just got more pronounced.  Then I thought it was my sciatica.  Finally went back to the doc because I was flaring too often and my butt wouldn't quit hurting.  The pain felt like someone had kicked me and I kept looking for bruises *lol*.  It started in the joint of my legs and hips, would move around to my groin and then down both legs to the knees. 
 
Doc took xrays and came back and said I had the beginning stages of OA in my hips......
 
I am very uncomfortable sitting and am constantly shifting.  We have to drive to the city for most everything we need around here and it 's a 45 minute drive there and by the time we head back I'm usually so uncomfortable it's not even funny.  I just squirm all the way home. 

Dx'd with fibro, oa, and carpal tunnel.
Rx's: Lyrica 150mg 2x day, Savella 100mg 2x day, Nortriptylene 100mg at bedtime, vitD3, fish oil
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