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Severe pain in tail bone area. Feel sleepy on taking lyrica. How to reduce pain?

I am a woman 47 years old and I have been suffering for over 10 years now from severe tail bone area pain that spreads to my legs knees and ankles I even hurt down to my toes. I have been on lyrica which only makes me sleepy it seems. Some days as in the last week it has been so severe that I have not been able to do my normal daily tasks. I have only had a doctor tell me I have Fibro but it seems after this long I would get some relief. I am to the point I fear getting out of bed on a daily basis the pain is so bad. I have had a total hysterectomy when I was 26, brain surgery 10 years ago and have been dealing with this pain since far to long. I have not been able to do my normal daily activities for far to long. Please help I am at my breaking point. Thank you, Pam
Asked On : Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
You seem to suffer from chronic coccygodynia( inflammation of you tail bone area)
Take following treatment
1.take seitz bath- sit in hot water tub for 10 min 3-4times a day
2.Use ring pillow for sitting
3. Do not sit on hard surface
4.avoid sitting for long.
5.take antiinflammatory medication like diclofenac or ibuprofen
6.Get a steroid locally injected over most painful area
Answered: Sat, 3 May 2014
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