pain in the butt - (literally!)

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   Posted 7/1/2010 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been recently diagnosed with fm - one of my most bizarre symptoms is that I can develop terrible pain in my tail bone area after sitting for long periods of time.  If I drive or ride for a while, or take a class - I can barely get up.  It does lessen after I manage to get up.  My doc did an xray and says that there is no injury - Has anyone else experienced fm pain here?
I take zoloft now and will begin to change over to cymbalta tomorrow - hoping to tolerate it well and feel some relief - blessings and good health to all of you

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   Posted 7/1/2010 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I have, from time to time, though not for awhile - but I remember it was very painful. Hope cymbalta works for you.

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   Posted 7/2/2010 12:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had this from time to time in the past, but it has seemed to be related to other pain (usually in my back). I hope that the Cymbalta helps!

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   Posted 7/2/2010 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Brandygirl, and welcome!  I'm so glad you found us and joined in.  I would try sitting on a heating pad to see if that helps any.  I take ibuprofen with food and I would try that too.  I had that back when I was a teenager and it really hurts.  
Be sure to check out Fibro 101...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good information about fibromyalgia and you will learn a lot there.  Also, don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. 
I'm happy you are here and I hope to hear more from you soon.
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   Posted 7/2/2010 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I know you said your doc took an x-ray...has anyone said anything about an MRI of the spine? I've had a few of L5/S1, which is right about where you are feeling your pain, the disk I am suppose to have there has completely degenerated...gone! So, I have vertebrae on top of vertebrae...and...the sciatic nerve runs through that opening, so I do get some wicked nerve pain down my butt and along my leg. Maybe you want to mention this to him or someone else...

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   Posted 7/12/2010 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
smhair  hello im new  today im 52 years old going on 90 i to have a great deal of pain in my lower back down by my tail bone and upper parts of my butt.i cant ride very far.cant set very long as a matter of fact i lay on my side most of the time.i give up on a good night sleep.but the worse thing about fibro is the memory truly hurts me to see people have this.if you dont have it you cant understand it GOD BLESS IWILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS SONNY BOY

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   Posted 7/12/2010 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Brandygirl.  I get a pain in my front hipbone which in turn moves around to the middle of my butt cheek.  A doc that I was seeing ordered an x-ray of my pelvis....I wanted my hip done!!  Showed nothing as usual.  It comes and goes.  I hope you find an answer.
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   Posted 7/12/2010 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I can also blame it on weak genetics and having a bony bottom..I might also be the obnoxious or goofy one who if not able to get a booth in a restaurant will sometimes will have to play musical chairs until I find a chair that is not "hard." Well, sometimes some of the chairs cushions ARE worn out!

Hard chairs are the worst though. Period. When one gets invited out to a nice dinner with people/friend(s) other than "intimate family" nobody wants to hear or see you complain about a chair :/ Sore butt it is...
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