So I started the SEP a couple months ago. I initially had great success with it (I wish I had taken the time to write about my success as encouragement for others rather than only coming back to talk about my pain). After about a week on the SEP my pain had pretty much vanished. I had overcome a great deal of fear and removed some self imposed boundaries. I felt like I had finally won. I figured there was no need to continue with the program, so I quit after day 9. For the past couple weeks, my pain is back. Just to keep things interesting, my pain is in a brand new form. It was previously mostly in my left QL region, top of illiac crest and left knee. Now, it is horrible coccyx pain. I try to laugh it off, I try to not indulge in fear. But it really hurts. I just can't. It just takes it out of me. At age 33, I feel like about 85. I very gingerly stand up, and carefully brace myself with my hands before gently sitting down. I try not to bend too much. Athletic activities are out of the question. My great joy in life is (or was) surfing and I just can't do it. Yesterday I tried to go surfing anyway thinking "I'm not really injured, I will not be limited by fear, it's psychological" and all that. My first time paddling into a wave, I popped up and immediately upon impact of my feet on the board, I felt the pain just stab into my coccyx. I kicked out and tried to just relax and do some mindfulness stuff in the water, I tried to get off my board and just do some stretches and light swimming. I thought "maybe I just wasn't warmed up enough." I tried again, same result. Defeated, I just rode the whitewash in and felt so much pain it was like I could hardly walk up onto the beach. After sitting a while the pain subsided. I just sat on the beach and watched the other surfers, full of anger and sadness that my body wasn't working properly. I feel so completely powerless. I've felt some placebo effect several times over the past year every time I try a new treatment (acupuncture, massage, heat/ice, new mattress, PT, meditation, etc) and I'm worried my early success with SEP was just another placebo. And it's already worn off. I know it was a mistake to quit early, and I am going to get back to doing the work and see if it helps.