[B]Arggh! I just typed out a long reply and lost it
Thanks to everyone for their kind welcome and replies.
I have had problems with a very sore, burning coccyx and burning legs and feet for 15 months now. My very long marriage broke down and despite trying my hardest to make things work out, I can't as my husband suffers from periodic anxiety/insomnia/panic and is wilfully argumentative. I noticed my coccyx is much worse when arguing so I have moved out of my home. Home is everything to me so it's hurt me tremendously to do this though I am lucky to have found a nice little house to rent. Regarding my coccyx problem, I have done just about everything and spent about £1500! to date on pills, potions, lotions, anaesthetic creams and sprays, cushions, reflexology which is wonderfully relaxing but didn't help me to sit, hypnotherapy which I use to get off to sleep, osteopathy which didn't hurt but left me feeling sore, and one dose of acupuncture - arrrgghhh!! - which disabled me for 6 days! I went to the Pain Clinic at my local NHS hospital and the doc there told me I should be in Neurology! He told me to have a lower lumbar epidural (which might not work!) in September. I thought in the meantime I would spend a bit more cash and see a Neurologist privately. He says to have a MRI scan to rule out, or rule in, any physical cause, and he prescribed me Lyrica which he said was one of his 'favourite pills'. I am only taking 25mg 3 times a day and tolerating it very well, though I note this is a low dose according to other posts here. I am the impatient kind (well, it has been 15 months
) and was hoping it would have a quick effect on me, but I see it can take a while for it to work. I hope it does as I have tried Amitriptylene and another anti-depressant which I couldn't tolerate, and Gabapentin which I must have been allergic to as I had blisters on my mouth and swollen ear canals.
Once again, thanks to everyone for trying to help. I look forward to any advice anyone can give me.