I have hip and ischial bursitis, thus a lot of my extra pain recently. The pain has an explanation! That part is good. It means that pain will go away again. I'm also trying a new anti-inflammatory patch that seems to help, though I can only use it in one area at a time. That is also good.
A plain film x-ray now shows damage to my hip and SI joint. I did not even show changes on MRI a year and a half ago, when the pain began to be so consistently intense, or on x-ray a year ago. Goodness. Not happy about that at all, though yes, it proves it's not my imagination. I think it was better not to have damage rather than inflammation, even if I sometimes had to argue about the pain level. I'm too young to have damaged joints! Grrr.