So i have a long history of pelvic pain, but only in the last 3 years, did it become pretty unbearable Currently, pudendal neuralgia is my main symptom, but i also have vulvodynia and intermittent bladder pain. I also have tense achy pelvic floor muscles. The fact that the pain shifts around in the pelvis is how i'm convinced it's TMS. Anyway, i'm in a horrid flare. It started about a week ago. You might ask, what is going on in your life? Well, i'm having very stressful car problems. Also, work is busy and i dont have time to take care of things, including my job and car. All this going on has caused a tightness in my chest and crying spells because i feel so overwhelmed. So yeah, i "think" this was the trigger. Problem is, almost exactly a year ago, i had a stressful work week where i felt very tense. Shortly after, i got a very horrific pelvic flare, and it lasted over 2 months! the stressful week was only 7 days or so, but the residual flare lasted so long. whenever i get upset or stressed about something, and it causes a flare, it takes forever for things to calm down. I always tell myself "this will pass". But let's face it, life is stressful. i cant stop stressful life events from happening, but having flares last weeks or months from one single event, is simply too long to deal with. I dont know if there's a way to shorten the reactionary process. Trust me, i'm trying not to catastrophize, and i'm i'm trying to live day to day and not tell myself "you will likely be screwed for weeks, just like last time".