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   Posted 1/10/2009 1:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have tail bone pain? I don't know if it's from a fall I had on my rump decades ago if it's part of FMS. I just ordered one of those cushions with a hole where the tail bone is for long rides.

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   Posted 1/10/2009 1:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Palyn, I have some pain in my tailbone occasionally but not often.  I think getting a cushion is a good idea.  I get a pulling or separating feeling in my tailbone.  It reminds me of the feeling that I got in my tailbone when I was getting ready to give birth.  Like my pelvic bone is separating or contracting.  It's hard to explain so I will leave it at that.  We do have a fun illness, no one would believe us if we told them all the symptoms we have.  Hugs, Denise

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   Posted 1/10/2009 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Palyn, I do get tail bone occassionaly especially if I sit wrong. I fractured my tailbone about three years ago. I was using the donut pillow it helped take the pressure off my tail bone. I hope it works for you.
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   Posted 1/10/2009 4:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, about once or twice a week. I usually wake up with it, occasionally, it appears after a particularly stressful, physically active day. The tylenol with codeine seems to do nothing. I have to take a medicine that works at the neurological level. I use a small dose of amyltriptilene (25 mg.), and lie down with a bed buddy or heating pad or both. Some days all I can do is curl up in the fetal position and stare the pain down. Usually within 24 hours it will pass. 

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   Posted 1/10/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Palyn,
I have the tailbone pain too. I've had fibro for ove 20 years, but this is relatively new...within the past 3 or 4 years. An MRI showed complete disc degeneration at L5/S1, so I'm not sure if that is part of this pain or what. Mine is worse during the night and I think it's because I am off Vicoprofen during the night. In the morning, it is bad too, until the meds kick in, about an hour later. I do a major amount of sitting all day, because I am a transcriptionist, probably one of the worst things for fibro is sitting, so I'm probably not helping matters any. Warm heat, like a heating pad, helps during the day and I always sleep on my right side, which seems to help too, because I get sciatic pain from it down my left leg.
wishing you wellness and better days,

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   Posted 1/10/2009 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
My tailbone hurts alot.  I also have a bad back so I don't know if the fibro causes it either.  But I do know that the tailbone pain really became noticeable when the other fibro symptons started.  I have to lay down when my tailbone hurts.  I can not even tolerate trying t sit over to one side.  Don't know if this helps. mad
Tomorrow is another day......and it might be better!

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   Posted 1/10/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes I do. I'm 23 and never had any back injury, but I get tailbone pain. Its super annoying because there is no way to sit or lay without feeling your tailbone when it is hurting. Stupid tailbone! I have a tempurpedic chair seat that goes over my regular desk chair, that def helps.

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   Posted 2/12/2009 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   


Thought I would join the discussion on tail bone pain.
For a year now I have had a painful tailbone area that is worse after sitting all day at the computer (work).
The pain is very, very localized - about the size of the head of a match and located very close to the end of the tailbone.
Modern medicine has utterly failed to offer any explanation although I have had a specialist say it is not a  pilonidal cyst.
I have had it x-rayed three times all of which say my tailbone is normal.
The last specialist said something like "yes this happens sometimes" and offered to inject cortizone - I have not taken him up on his offer yet.
I am 64 years old and don't remember falling on my tailbone and have not had this problem before.
For now I'm just living with it.
My sympathies to all who are suffering with pain.


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   Posted 2/22/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I get tail bone pain. If I sit too long or if I ride my exercise bike it gets really bad. I'm thinking about getting one of those cushions too.

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   Posted 2/22/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   

i have tail bone pain from time to time, but i fell a long time ago on it and bruised it pretty bad, and i think with the fibro healing takes alot longer for us than people with out it.  redface


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   Posted 2/22/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, I broke my tail bone as a child fell off a bar stoole onto a concrete floor I can still picture what that darn floor looked like it had that concrete coating that looks like puke it was that yello and orange color.
I get talebone pain alot and just assumed that it was arthritis. HUMMM? maybe it is fibro? Who knows?

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   Posted 2/23/2009 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
i get tailbone pain severly ,, i been to a doc , he wanted me to get a exray and all these different tests done he saidit couldbe scists on the bone or some kind of other bone thing i didn't have insurance so i never went it still bothers me though but i deal with it

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   Posted 6/13/2012 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I have just beem diagnoised with fribomyalgia about 2 monts ago.  First they put me on Cymbalta but I had to stop the side effects were to bad.  I am now on prestiqe 100 milgrams a day.  It help with some of the pain but my tail bone just hurts every day all day long.  It is really bad.  The medicine does not have any effect on it.  Does anyone have any idea of what might help me by this point I will try anything.  Oh by the way does anyone now what pillows are out there for riding in the car.  That is the worst for me.
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