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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. 69 People

    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 41 Responses Jan 21, 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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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- 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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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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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    Help Please

    Does anyone know a surgeon in the Phoenix, AZ area that does piriformis release? Thanks!!!!!
    cld123 cld123 31-35 2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    i wasnt going to write a story about this.... but i will just to share y story with people and hopefully i can maybe try to help people who have it too...
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    I am in love with the man who sexually abused me for 3 years. it started when I was 13. I got extremely close to him. I looked up to him and I could tell him anything. He was my...
    jessical95 jessical95 18-21, F a week ago

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    I invite everyone that has Poland Syndrome to visit my group on Facebook it is a closed group, I look forward to seeing you all there.
    Gene47 Gene47 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hi! I'm 17 years old, and I was diagnosed with Turner's syndrome when I was a baby. At school, a lot of people don't understand me, and so I don't have a lot of friends and often...
    musiclover48 musiclover48 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have Asperger's and I thought meeting other people with aspergers would help me cope but it hasn't . It's like I can't even relate with those people because we're too alike , if...
    JoshRobin JoshRobin 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I just read how a lot of ppl love the smell of wet cement, when it rains. It arouses my pica. When I smell it I gotta have that smell in my mouth...dirt, drywall, and chalk.
    yummytummy610 yummytummy610 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have asperges, I hate it people always Judge me because I'm so quiet :(
    wisey86 wisey86 22-25, M Apr 21

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    first of all I found all if this by chance and I almost started to cry. I was diagnosed with PS when I was born (thank you Cali hospitals) my right hand was small and webbed and I...
    Everrisingmoon Everrisingmoon 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been diagnosed since I was 17 so just over a year ago yay I have a tendency to make social blunders and meltdown at the smallest things I am also a somewhat rare female Aspie
    Robinwing Robinwing 13-15 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Does anyone else suffer with blood pooling in their abdomen as a result of their POTS? If so what do you do to help it?
    justhollyjayne justhollyjayne 16-17, F Apr 12

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    I crave soap! I remember biting a bar of Irish Spring Sport when I was about twelve, but I really started craving it when I was pregnant in 2006. I would put a bar in water to get...
    somommy617 somommy617 26-30 1 Response Apr 25

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    first of all I found this by chance and I almost started crying. I was diagnosed with PS when I was born. my right hand was small and webbed with the middle digits missing and my...
    Everrisingmoon Everrisingmoon 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am a 33 yr old female with a PhD and have been constantly lightheaded for months. My symptoms last all day/every day and include feeling faint, tremors/skakiness, shortness of...
    healthproject healthproject 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I invite you all to come over to my Poland Syndrome Suppport (USA) Facebook page, this is a closed group and we are very open and willing to lend advise.
    Gene47 Gene47 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I invite you all to come over to my Facebook group page, Poland Syndrome Support (USA).
    Gene47 Gene47 46-50, M 4 days ago