I'm a middle aged male who has been suffering from Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome/Pelvic Floor Dysfunction for almost a year and half now. I literally woke up one day with terrible pelvic pain. The day before I was active and normal, then bam I'm hit with excruciating pain in the pelvis, genitals, tailbone, suprapubic region, perineum, inner thighs, and pain after urination (strange isn't it?). At the start the pain was a 10 out of 10. It was terrible. Over time additional symptoms appeared. I was having trouble urinating, had mild urgency, and flare ups after bowel movements. Sex was out of the question because orgasm would send the pain into the stratosphere. I saw two family Drs, three urologists, and three orthopedists. I had urine tests (negative), prostate exams (normal), pelvic MRI (normal), lower back MRI (normal), hip MRI (mild degeneration), CT scan of pelvis and abdomen (normal), ultrasound of kidney and bladder along with voiding test (normal). Lots of blood work to include Lyme disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, full metabolic work up, and general inflammation all came back "unremarkable". Despite a lack of evidence for an infection, I was put on Cipro for a month along with Flagyl. Neither of those antibiotics did a thing to help my pain. In fact, I was worse off afterwards. I was attending pelvic floor physical therapy weekly, but quit going because of mix results.
Fast forward to today, I must say my pelvis is doing better. I'd say I'm 60-70% healed in that arena. The healing really kicked off after reading Sarno's "The Divided Mind". After reading that I'd say my symptoms reduced immediately by 20%. It was amazing, but it's been slow going ever since, and I've developed a set of completely different symptoms in the last week or so. I'm getting mild dizziness, brain fog, feeling tired but wide awake (if that makes sense), chest tightness, and strange vision issues that I can hardly describe. My vision isn't blurry or double. I can see fine. It's almost as if there's something in the periphery or my vision just kinda spaces out. I had my annual eye exam last week and I'm seeing better than 20/20. Eye dilation exam "looked great". During these dizzy/vision episodes I'm getting this strange feeling of certain doom. I feel like I want to get up and just run, but I don't know where too or why. It's strange and extremely distressing. Interestingly I feel almost normal in the evenings. However, almost immediately upon waking I can feel the tension in my lower abs and pelvis begin to build and the mild dizziness\vision phenomena start. It really ramps up when I'm at work (I abhor my job), but it also happens on the weekends to a somewhat lesser degree. In the evenings after my kids go to bed is when I feel the best. My rational mind says my issues are clearly mind body, but I can't shake this tiny bit of doubt that there is something physically causing my issues. The doubt is really holding me back. Sometimes I'll start to panic, because I think the Drs.have missed something. Right now I'm worrying about worrying to much. Can anyone provide some tips on how to eliminate the doubt/worry? I've purchased the Unlearn your Pain book, but haven't started it yet. Thank you.