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My butt buzzes, uncomfortable sitting and laying on back

My tailbone has been buzzing for a couple years. I can't sit for longer periods without a heating pad. I can't lay on my back because the buzzing gets worse and then a numb, warm sensation starts to grow from my tailbone. If I lay like that too long, i get slightly nauseated. I have horrible lower back pain (heating pad helps a little). I lay in bed and itch all over while I try to fall asleep. I get bad headaches almost daily and am usually constipated. My eye doctor, a year ago, suggested I had an autoimmune disease, because of the specific changes he saw in my eyesight. I'm 44 years old.
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207091 tn?1337709493
Have you ever seen a doctor for this, other than your eye doc?

I did a quick google for "buzzing tailbone" and the results say either MS or prostatitis (quite the difference), but either way, you'll need to see a doctor to find out for sure. I don't know what the eye sight changes are, so I can't comment on what autoimmune disease your doc thinks you have.

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I saw every doctor under the sun two years ago (including a neurologist who didn't think much of it - only had the buzzing tailbone at the time), and ruled most things out. I've thought all along it was MS, but maybe was imaging things until the eye doctor said that an autoimmune disease was the only explanation for the changes in my eyesight. Now the symptoms are worse and am trying to get back into a neurologist to test specifically for MS.
Also, forgot to mention I'm a woman, so definitely not prostatitis.
Oh well, see, one cause ruled out already lol.

Did the doctor say what autoimmune disease it was? MS is autoimmune. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-sclerosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20350269

I know very little about MS, but am going to get this moved to that forum, where others who know far more about this can help you.
I was able to get a referral for a neurologist today. We'll see what she says.
987762 tn?1331027953
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Hi and welcome to the MS community,

lol I was stumped for a minute because i couldn't work out how i had missed your question coming up last week lol it being moved from a different location means i haven't totally lost the plot yet ;D

Whilst its true that 'buzzing' otherwise known as paresthesia is associated with neurological conditions like MS, there are a lot of more common causes which  have nothing to do with MS, so its going to be in your best interest to keep an open mind on what is causing you these types of symptoms.

Also keep in mind your diagnostic evidence is going to point more towards or against a neurological condition like MS, so what abnormal diagnostic evidence did the first neurologist come up with eg neurological clinical abnormal test results, MRI, LP, nerve conductor tests, blood tests etc etc.

Optic Neuritis (ON) is typically the more common visual abnormality assosiated with MS and if the optomotrist or ophthalmologist didn't diagnose you but felt an autoimmune condition could account for x eye issue (" eye doctor said that an autoimmune disease was the only explanation for the changes in my eyesight.") the specific's will be relevant, cause visual issues are associated with various autoimmune conditions and what your visual test evidence is will also help point towards or against different conditions.

Hope that helps.........JJ

fyi some spinal related information that might be helpful

https://www.spinecenterbr.com/blog/numbness-and-tingling-when-to-worry
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