It started with a sneeze

Angie - aughie@hotmail.com

Original posting, 2003-03-30:

I can't believe I found this site. I sit on one hip as I write this.

My tailbone pain started last night as I was finishing up at work. I was putting away some things and I sneezed suddenly and when I did I felt a pop in my tailbone. It was the most excruciating pain that I have ever felt. I went to the doctor and was told to apply ice and given pain medicines and anti-inflamatory.

Will this get better? I cannot sit and suffer the most when standing up. I have never injured my tailbone to my knowledge. Has a sneeze ever caused this for anyone else?

Update, 2003-04-27:

It has been a month ago since my pain began. I have been taking anti-inflammatory medication twice a day up until last week. I wanted to try and stop taking medication to see if my condition was going to get worse. I am a lot better but still experience some pain when sitting and going from sitting to standing. I have hopes that in time that I will heal completely. I seem to do better if I don't do things that aggravate it such as sitting for long periods.

I have discovered a remedy for my job as I am required to sit a lot. I took a suggestion from a co-worker and found that a child size blow-up pool ring gives me the most comfort while sitting at my desk. I know that sounds strange but if I use it constantly while sitting, my pain subsides for days at a time. I tried the donut type cushion from the medical supply but it did not help at all. I paid $1.00 for the pool ring at Fred's Dollar Store and have truly found relief.

It is my belief that I am healing but I guess I will have to wait and see. I would really like to hear from someone if they have ever had this happen to them before. I haven't been back to the doctor since my first visit and am wondering if I should just wait it out for a while. Any suggestions?

Angie

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