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    Prolotherapy treatments
    bren_bren posted:
    I'm going this friday for my second round of prolotherapy and i'm quite anxious. The last treatment was very painful and I had some residual pain that didn't resolve in intensity for about 5 days following...however, I am finding some relief day-to-day with mobility and a decrease in my groin pain....I'm praying that this works for me so I can get back to being a mom and a wife...i'm feeling quite inadequate these days...I"M HEARING AN there anyone else here?????????

    I hope to see another member speak up soon ==== it's gettin' a bit lonely
    bren_bren responded:
    Prolo tomorrow and I am wanting a valium now....very anxious. I watched some youtube videos about the procedure and they did not calm my nerves to say the least. It's interesting to see the different physician's techniques, but it's actually more painful than the patients in the videos portray...just thought I'd keep it real.

    Will let myself and 1 other reader how I did when I can get back online again. YIKES!!
    annette030 replied to bren_bren's response:
    Best of luck to you. I doubt you will see this before you go for your treatment, but I will be thinking of you today.

    Take care, Annette
    bren_bren replied to annette030's response:
    thanks for this Annette. It was not as painful as the first one because the guy used a different analgesic, other than lidocaine, in which I responded to. It was painful into the hip, which surprised me because I don't have much pain there. Anyways, 3 wks after I feel that it is doing good, but progress is slow. Good days and bad - it comes with the territory. Better news is my insurance is covering 70% of the treatment so I feel as though a weight has been lifted.

    Overall, I have better mobility and less frequency of certain pains; but not all gone. I have been dealing more with the depressive side of things - quite shocking to hear since I seem to be on the path of recovery - but I guess I'm being too impatient. Adjusted my anti-depressant to see if that will help. The daunting winter is not much of a mood elevator neither.

    Cheers, I hope you are feeling well! and others who may come accross...bren
    annette030 replied to bren_bren's response:
    I hope you are feeling better and better every day.

    How many more treatments do you need? It does not sound pleasant at all, but we will see I guess. I do not have mobility issues, just pain and trouble sleeping. Keep in touch...

    Take care, Annette
    Charl1942 replied to annette030's response:
    Bren I am so glad I found and read your post. I have been looking for for you to respond, but I have be unable to be on the computer much lately.

    I trust the new antidepressants will help a lot. Chronic pain is a downer, then when we get beyond just being down, we have real problems. I do understand that. I feel such a kinship with you. You are the only person I know with my same condition. Thanks again for helping me.

    My theapist mentioned prolotherapy to me last visit. She said I had a hypermobile tailbone and for that I am a prime candidate for this treatment. I do have an new patient appointment on November 12th with a new physician who is supposed to be knowledgeable in the PN field. I will let you know what happens. I am going to therapy once a week. I also have ordered a dialator as the therapist recommended, but it hasn't come in yet.

    Today is therapy day. I must get going.
    bren_bren replied to Charl1942's response:
    charl, sorry if i have been unavailable; just not up to it. got down on the floor with my 2 yr old linebacker of a son and we pretended to wrestle and it did me in tonight. i seem to feel better and try and do, then i'm up the creek.

    i'll be getting my prolo treatment the 12th (#3). i think that if your tailbone is hypermobile then prolotherapy may be a decent option for you. i feel a difference, but i'm definately not cured yet. i'm relying on his promise of regaining full activity within 6 months or so, that should mean at least 4 more treatments...however, my case is more sever than many he has had in the area of pain that i experience.

    waiting for brighter days, y'all take care, B
    Charl1942 replied to bren_bren's response:
    I am so glad you posted. I have been concerned, knowing you must not feel well enough to be on the computer. I continue to pray the treatment will be an anwer for you and you will feel some great days very soon. Are you still going to the therapist? Are you doing the exercises at home?

    The therapist does some pretty deep therapy on the muscles around the Alcock's canal. Very painful, but I think no, no gain.

    Let us know how the 3rd treatment goes. Much luch to you.

    Blessings, C

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