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I Have Piriformis Syndrome

A Piriformis Syndrome anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Piriformis Syndrome. You're not alone. 64 People

    Pain Getting Worse Nothing Works

    I've had sciatica in my left leg and hip for over a year now. It started after a badly taught zumba fitness class and has got worse and worse. The pain is excruciating burning pain down to my calf. I've always been an active person now my dogs are lucky to get one decent walk a...
    pinkellie pinkellie 31-35 5 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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    An Equal Opportunty Pain In The A**

    I've been wrestling with a persistent pain in the butt for 15 months following a lumbo-pelvic manipulation course for me and my fellow PT colleagues. Over, the year the nagging hip and buttock pain became worse and paresthesias and burning pain spread down my leg to my heel and...
    PTpete PTpete 41-45 3 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    Relief At The Institute For Nerve Medicine

    Dr. Filler took me on as a patient in August of 2011. Over two years prior I had sustained a fall on concrete which left me with a displaced SI joint and with severe Piriformus syndrome. I had my SI joint fused in March. That successful surgery relieved my back pain but not my...
    piercealison piercealison 26-30 1 Response Dec 2, 2011

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    10$ Saved My Life And Cured My Piriformis Syndrome

    Hello, I am a 34 yr old male that has suffered with piriformis syndrome for 6yrs. I feel for each an everyone one here. It was the worst thing I've ever had to deal with in my life. I was completely depressed over this pain and came close to ending it on my own. I've been...
    504tim 504tim 31-35, M Jan 24, 2013

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    Need Help With Piriformis Syndrome?

    I'm 25 years old I've had ps for 6 years and at the moment I have the inflammation under control. i used to be in pain everyday. i hated the little things in life, like sitting or tying my shoes. i tried every pain killer there is nothing works. i go to the chiro every week. i...
    jcri jcri 26-30, M Apr 24, 2013

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    Sometimes I feel like I am going to lose my

    mind. Last year around Easter I was experiencing pain in my lower back. 20 years old this was a little unusual. I was physically active and loved to play sports, do cartwheels and handstands, anything that required movement. It was the Saturday before Easter Sunday and I had...
    Aerialk Aerialk 22-25, F Mar 5

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    SI Pain Journey

    I had horrible SI damage to my right side from athletics and a sports injury. Symptoms were lower back but definitely butt pain too. Laid in bed for 6 months researching condition, found a doctor in GA that did SI fixation and took the plunge. They put 3 screws through my SI...
    Sifixated Sifixated 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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    I Think I Have Piriformis Syndrome And It's Ruining My Life.

    I'm a 39 year old male. I was very active prior to the chronic pain. I'm at my wits end. My anxiety and depression are at their worst. I'm now in psychotherapy, but I don't think one hour a week of talking about how my pain is degrading my mental capacity is helping me. I'm not...
    msabona msabona 36-40, M 39 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    There Is Hope! Sciatic Pain Free!

    First off, if you reading this you are likely in severe pain and that can drive a person mad! It almost did me! Here is the background: I went to a VERY reputable sports ortho practice in the area (CA Bay Area), I was a marathon runner, mid 30's and mother of 2 kids delivered...
    Ndjhoward Ndjhoward 36-40 2 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    I urge you all with recurrent PS

    and other health problems to at least consider this. I was diagnosed with piriformis syndrome many years ago. I've had MRI and ultrasound which never produced any results. I was in despair, very occasionally suicidal because of the constant pain. I was prescribed gabapentin...
    piripiri1111 piripiri1111 56-60 Mar 10

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    Freak Accident

    I was at work when a trailer unhitched from a truck and struck me and 4 other people standing on sidewalk. I was air lifted to uc davis i had 5 fractures to pelvis, internal bleeding and lacerated spleen. Ive had hip surgery and anchors for tears. I was just diagnosed with...
    1 Response Feb 10, 2013

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    Finally Found Relief

      I understand your pain all too well I have had this for 4 yrs and was at my wits end too I have researched it all had acupuncture, physical therapy and injections and countless pain pills I have finally found Dr James J. Yue, MD He works out of Yale Univ and is a God...
    bodyshade2 bodyshade2 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    Need Help In The Bay Area

    Hi Everyone, I live in San Jose, CA and was wondering if anyone knew of any good medical doctors that deal with Pirformis Syndrome? I'm tired of Chiropractors and Physical Therapy as I have dealt with this now for 15 years and nothing including steroid injections have worked. I...
    xantodog xantodog 46-50, F 8 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    Sciatica After A Sudden Car Brake

    I'm having a sciatica for more than year My story starts back in June 2012. I was driving in the car (like 10mph), when I didn't notice that the car in front of me stopped (due to red flashlight), and my response was to hit the brake very fast and hard, which probably resulted...
    kralor kralor 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    Piriformis Syndrome Misery

    Hi everyone , i too have piriformis syndrone at the moment and i can tell you it is sheer HELL ! .. I havnt slept in my bed for god knows how many months because the pain increases when i lay down . during the day sometimes i get a tolerable pain level enough to do what needs to...
    tanyaknowles tanyaknowles 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    Some Antibiotics Can Cause This

    Can you remember if you took Ciprofloxin or Levoquin before your onset? If so, a magnesium supplement can help. Force yourself to go to yoga.
    GretchemA GretchemA 56-60, F May 15, 2013

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    Piriformis Syndrome

    3 years now since the debilitating pain started. Luckily I have a primary care doctor who actually CARES about me and wants to help me. After being sent by my HMO to an assembly line type orthopedist office (spine guy, hip guy, back guy, etc.) and getting multiple MRIs and X-rays...
    linanah linanah 26-30 2 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Help Please

    Does anyone know a surgeon in the Phoenix, AZ area that does piriformis release? Thanks!!!!!
    cld123 cld123 31-35 1 Response Feb 13, 2013

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    Bad Dreams Provide Clues Into Your Emotional Pain

    A few days ago I was watching Dr. OZ and the show was about interpreting dream. I learnt that it is possible to remember your dream if no muscle is moved after waking up from a dream. I also learnt that it is possible to re-write the end of a dream. I gave a trial to this...
    Ibitsciatica Ibitsciatica 41-45 Jul 19, 2013

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    It's such a relief to see

    so many posts that describe my symptoms perfectly! It's nice to know that I'm not alone in this nightmare. I have suffered with severe buttock and sciatic pain since falling down some steps in June 2013. After many diagnostic procedures and 3 specialists later I was diagnosed...
    rb2403 rb2403 26-30, F May 1

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    Piriformis "pain In Butts" Syndrome......

    I will just put some pointers; 1. Remember Doctors are there to Hide the symptoms....They dont know the cure. 2. You are better off having all sorts of pain killers to avoid going to emergency room or any Doctors.....One hydrocordone will stop the pain and life will go on its...
    qamaruddin qamaruddin 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 9, 2012

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    Remember The Jokes About Being A Pain In The Butt?

    Who'd have known that we could really suffer from such a malady! For about two years I've suffered from mild to moderate pain deep in the right buttock area, and only occasional numbness. Upon retrospect I've recently realized that it probably started after a hard fall while...
    czygyny czygyny 56-60, F 6 Responses Sep 29, 2011

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    Piriformis Syndrome Affects Your Life! Big Time.

    Hi, I got injured at work 4 months ago, I work in Long Term Care. one of my patient's who weighs 300 lbs. I weigh 128 lbs. we were in the bathroom, he has the use of one hand & arm, so he is able to hang onto the rail beside the toilet to pull himself up out of his wheelchair to...
    pinkangel2011 pinkangel2011 46-50 3 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    Long Search For An Answer And Relief

    For over a year I have been experiencing pain & burning feeling on the right side of my buttock.  This pain sometimes refers to my right femur area.  I have tried many treatment modalities from accupuncture, massage, physical therapy, cranial-sacral, chiropractor care...
    teamvic28 teamvic28 51-55 4 Responses Sep 4, 2011

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    Please Help, SI Joint Dysfunction W/ Secondary Piriformis Syndrome

    I have been recently diagnosed with SI Joint Dysfunction with secondary Piriformis Syndrome. I never thought at this point in my life I would be here seeking advice. I am only 20 years old and really at a loss. Back in 2011 I was rear-ended and it has taken forever to get a...
    rmrediker rmrediker 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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    Can'T Give Up

    I'm 26 & have had piriformis syndrome for almost 5 years. It has been a frustrating journey and has truly made its mark on my life. I was a vibrant, dancing 22 year old when out of the blue this small 'twinge' I felt deep in my buttock one day (I initially thought it was from not...
    iWannaRecover iWannaRecover 26-30, F Apr 27, 2013

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    The Sorrow Which Has No Vent In Tears May Make Other Organs Weep

    I am writing this story to give hope to those suffering from sciatica and piriformis syndrome. After I found a story where these symptoms are actually diagnostic as Tension Myositis Sindrome (TMS), I searched for diagnostic and treatment of TMS. When I listened some youtube...
    Ibitsciatica Ibitsciatica 41-45 3 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    Piriformis Syndrome- Finally Resolved- Cured

    I will keep it short. If you are reading this, you are probably desperate with pain. I have found that there are unlimited posts on the Internet with postings from desperate people, but rarely does someone post to say they have resolved their pain. That's not because piriformis...
    dstark70 dstark70 41-45, M 12 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I don't think I have pica syndrome or if it's just a nutrition deficiency but when I get a bath or something I sometimes have a chew on the sponge or something because I like the...
    lucymichelle lucymichelle 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I have pica and I have done for as long as I can remember. Unlike most people who have the syndrome/disorder I have had cravings for a WIDE variety of things throughout my...
    Pandasaurusrex Pandasaurusrex 18-21 Sep 2

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    When I was 26 year old I found out I got Klinefelter Syndrome I get a hormone testosterone needle every 12 weeks for the rest of my life.
    blackcat055 blackcat055 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    Having Aspergers Syndrome is quite challenging for me. I have always felt like a ghost or a being living in another world in high school. Because of my particular interests, I have...
    loveVictorandDumas loveVictorandDumas 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I'm 18 and every time I look at myself in my bra & panty..I stare. I stare at my reflection and I'm happy with how I was born; bare left chest no pectorals/nipple/muscle just my...
    ardorzie ardorzie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    In January I was finally diagnosed with POTS. For the past three years I have been being misdiagnosed with depression, migraines, and other stuff. It was really hard because my...
    babyhunnybunny babyhunnybunny 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    CAN I HAVE MORE RAT VENOM FOR MY MARTINI?
    JEM404 JEM404 41-45, M Aug 20

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    My name is Kate. I live in Oscar, Louisiana. I started experiencing symptoms in November of 2012 while pitching in a softball game. It all started with right shoulder pain. I was...
    Katedebetaz Katedebetaz 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Wow!!! For as long as I can remember I have had cravings for weird non-eatable objects. I remember exactly when it started, I was about three my Mom and Dad had this ugly, green...
    RedVinekiss RedVinekiss 31-35, F Sep 3

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    I am not sure if I am diagnosed or not. My dr said I have tietze but he never did any real test on me. But the problems I am having are the same as with tietze, so that's who he...
    zerudahima zerudahima 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Does anyone spike a fever when they have episodes?
    december789 december789 16-17, F Sep 5

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    I call my self an oddity. There are so many strange things about me i keep most of them hidden. Like my Pica. I told my mom once but we are mexican (she doesn't belive in Pica...
    mashuthanna mashuthanna 22-25, F Sep 9

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    For many years I have "craved" really-hot radishes. I buy up to 6 bunches per week, and somewhat panic when I run out before shopping day. I only stopped for a short time...
    Omma41 Omma41 70+, F a week ago

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    I HATE being so logical, but logically it's necessary and appropriate for people to think logically. See my problem? I don't love. Relationships make zero sense to me, I don't have...
    pianochick5254 pianochick5254 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    IT IS MY EXPERIENCE THAT A FACILITY I ATTEND, "ATTENDED", "WON'T AGAIN", DO'ES NOT TREAT BIRTH DEFORMITY, YES, THIS STATE FACILITY WON'T TREAT A PERSON FOR BIRTH DEFORMITY TRAUMA...
    JEM404 JEM404 41-45, M Aug 20

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    Can anyone describe their chest pain with pots?
    cassidybute cassidybute 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Holy crap! Is this really on here? I've found my people.... Lol
    Keekeem Keekeem 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    My dad was recently diagnosed with MELAS. He is 48 years old. He has been in and out of the hospital due to seizures and what we thought were strokes. He suffers from hearing loss...
    ering08 ering08 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I want to make a POTS group that meets once a week or once a month. Who lives In Wisconsin and has POTS?
    december789 december789 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Just got compression stockings. Not feeling this at all, they're super tight
    december789 december789 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've had it since I was 12. It's keeping me from performing everyday duties. Please pray for me.
    gratefulme gratefulme 22-25, F 1 day ago

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