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Old 01-12-2016, 07:39 AM
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Originally Posted by nikki81268 View Post
I've had something kind of similar?? & it comes and goes.....I can go weeks or sometimes months but this time its stayed for over a month and has been going on for years.
The only way I can describe it is I feel like my buttocks and upper thighs are in a straight jacket!!!
Not painful, just soooo uncomfortable I can't stand it ...I work from home & stand up when I'm working on my computer cuz I can't sit all day
.I can barely drive the car or go see a movie because I have to sit! I sleep on my stomach. If I do squats or excersize the glutes I feel better temporarily. Ive resorted to punching my butt because that helps for a few minutes. I know it sounds so weird.....HELP.......I hope someone in the world knows what I am talking about

btw: I'm a 47 yr old female with adhd and just weened off Effexor (I read that it could cause something like this),that I have been on for 17 yrs and I am feeling better already although its only been a handful of days since I took my last dose.
Get an exercise ball to sit on at your desk, that will help more than you would think it would.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:29 PM
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Default Any answers?

Nikki I have been dealing with the same wierd sensation for months now. It started after a really wierd bought of weight loss. I lost 26 pounds in 3 months doing absolutly nothing. I was on Enbrel so was wondering if that caused a muscle loss and these are a constant spasm. I had a tail bone injection and that did nothing. I am getting both piriformis muscles injected st the way end of the month to try and stop this. It is exhausting me and I cannot concentrate at work or home really wreaking havoc on my life. My opioids for pain seem to help it but not for long and it never goes away. I am thinking it's a pinched nerve in low back as I get a lot of low back tension with it sometimes., laying down is the only thing that allows it to relax but I can't lay down all day please someone if you have answers let us know
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:33 AM
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I have something similar to what the OP describes, so let's see if it's the same thing. I concluded that it is a muscle cramp in the sphincter muscle, and sure enough, it responded to treatment. If the OP also has frequent leg or foot cramps, this might be the ticket.

When I get a foot or leg cramp, I pinch my upper lip laterally between my thumb and index finger knuckle, as hard as I can, pulling down on the lip. I'm told that the upper lip is the acupuncture point for leg cramps. It works for me, fairly reliably, if I catch the cramp quickly enough.

So I wondered if my butt discomfort was a muscle cramp, and when I get it, I sit up straight in a chair, cross one leg (lady style) over the other, and pinch and pull down on my upper lip. Ta-dah. It takes several minutes of steady pinching.
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:25 AM
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Sounds like a nerve.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:50 PM
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Hip arthritis can cause butt pain, itís a very common symptom.
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