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Day 1 Pudendal neuralgia

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Caro, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Caro

    Caro New Member

    I read Dr Sarno's books late last year and had a major aha moment and then found this wiki. I was distracted by the stress of the bushfires in Australia but here I am starting this program.

    I have been living with pudendal neuralgia since the end of 2016. My situation at onset was coming back to work after a month of stress leave. My doctor advised me not to return too soon as I had experienced the most debilitating physical symptoms of stress ever, but I wanted to show I was a 'good worker'. I had experienced extreme workplace bullying and my specialisation of working with suicidal people had completely burnt me out. On return to work, the bullying was even worse, my chronic violent coughing increased, and I worked even harder to prove I was ok. It was a perfect storm and the pelvic pain began. I continued working with special cushions, ice packs and a standing desk for 18 months and then resigned when my manager insisted I give therapy to a mentally ill violent stalker. I knew I would never sleep again if I did that. So now I spend most days lying down.

    Over the years I have tried all the medications, physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture, neuromodulation, nerve blocks, radio frequency,psychology, pain education, ice packs, hot packs...nothing worked. I'd kind of given up til I read Sarno's books and it just fitted.

    I'm in my 60s now, but over the years I've had TMJ in my 20s (it was called Costens Syndrome then, and resolved overnight), gastric reflux, athsma with chronic cough, knee pain, heart tachycardia - all seem to fit the TMS picture. So I really hope this works.
  2. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Caro,

    Welcome to the SEP and the Forum,

    You have a good start in this process understanding your history of TMS, and how this supports your current diagnosis of TMS for the pudendal neuralgia. So does connecting the outset with the event of returning to a dangerous, non-attuned environment that was apparently so bad your physician gave you leave.

    The more you can see yourself fitting the TMS diagnosis, the easier recovery will be, and you're on your way!

    Good luck in the process, and keep us informed!

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