Hi SpaceButler and welcome to Healing Well. As you can see all of us here on the forum
have one thing in common-pain. I do really hate to see someone young like you have this problem. Lets hope your dr can get to the bottom of what is causing your problem and come up with something that will take care of it.
Unfortunately, as the others have said pain has no age limit. Since you have been suffering for three months I think its reasonable to request your PCP to refer you out for an MRI. Once you get the results of the MRI, then see about a referral to a specialist. That cuts down on time if you have an MRI film in hand when seeing a specialist too.
For many of us here our pain medication gives us back some quality life. I have an intrathecal pain pump, prior to it, I had no quality life. None of us ever wanted to start opioid medication either, but when you have the choice of being in horrible pain all the time or trying to have a life it many times becomes a part of a CP.
The burning you describe in your buttock really sounds like you have some nerve involvment going on. You really do need some proper workup done to find out the cause of this pain. Keep pushing for more work-up and a referral to a specialist.
Keep us posted on how you are coming along. Again, welcome aboard.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.