I suffered from chronic pelvic pain for almost 4 years. I tried everything to fix this pain… I had surgery to repair a torn hip labrum, injections, acupuncture, physical therapy, supplements, medication, traveled to other cities to see specialists… Nothing worked. I had also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few years prior. The pain was so bad that I couldn’t sit, couldn’t exercise (which is part of what I do for a living), Couldn’t have sex without pain, couldn’t go to restaurants or movies or travel. I started having anxiety attacks and falling into a depression for fear that I would never get my life back. It was so bad I honestly didn’t want to be alive anymore. It’s hard to talk about because pelvic pain is WEIRD. People don’t even understand what it is (in retrospect it’s not that weird and I talk about it all the time now). I discovered a concept called TMS/psychophysiologic pain I KNEW that’s what was going on with me. It basically suggests that chronic, undiagnosable pain is caused by an overactive/fearful central nervous system. This fear can come from repressed emotions or a tendency to avoid or ignore feelings regularly. This resonated with me deeply. They also describe personally type as high achievers, highly self-critical, tendency towards perfectionism and “Goodism” (wanting to be liked). I started looking more deeply into pain science research and there’s an abundance of research to support the idea that an overactive CNS can lead to chronic pain states in the absence of any tissue damage. I the TMS wiki mind body healing program created by Alan Goodman and then found the mind-body podcast which led me to the Curable app. The podcast and app have both been SO helpful in my recovery. It’s been a little over a month now and I am happy to say that I’m 99% pain-free. My pelvic pain flares up occasionally when I do certain activities, but I am able to soothe myself and trust that it will go away soon, and that I am not in any physical danger, and within less than a day it is gone! I just deadlifted 175 lbs with NO PAIN and literally couldn’t do a body weight squat two months ago. If you are suffering from chronic pain or no known cause, especially if you are suffering with embarrassing, poorly understood, and sometimes shameful chronic pelvic pain, please check out the app Curable and the TMS wiki page, Dr. Sarno’s book The MindBody Prescription and any other resources you can find on TMS (tension myositis syndrome)/psychophysiologic Pain. Dr. Lorimer Moseley’s research on the brain and chronic pain is also tremendously helpful. There is also a therapy center that deals exclusively with mind body pain called the Pain Psychology Center out of LA. They do Skype and phone apts. If you are suffering from chronic pelvic pain know that you are not alone and that it CAN GET BETTER. Feel free to respond with any questions. Happy healing!