Fully recovered after 3 months of painful coccydynia

Tony Ryan - apr@totalise.co.uk

I just wanted to let people know that I too suffered from quite painful coccydynia for a few months, and often thought it would never abate, but I'm glad to be able to say that I am now OK.

I started with the pain in July (03) (cause unknown - it just started) and had it quite bad for a few months. I then started taking a cox 2 inhibitor anti-inflammatory drug (Reflolux, or something similar). This has less side effects than the normal NSAIDS. After about 10 days taking these tablets I was virtually pain free.

For some time I just thought that once I stopped taking the tablets the pain would return as bad as ever. However It's been nearly 3 weeks now since I finished the course and my problem has virtually disappeared. I get the odd mild twinge now and again but I'll be very happy if things stay as they are.

If anyone reading this feel as bad (or worse) than I did I'm sure you'll be wondering (as I did) if it'll ever clear up. I hope my experience might give you some hope that, no matter how bad it is now, there is a (fairly good - so I hear) chance that you'll recover fully within time.

Best wishes.

Tony Ryan

Updated 2003-11-23

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