I have had pain in my hips for 30 years. It started with my first pregnancy and then went away after my baby was born, this happend with my other two pregnancies as well. About 12-15 years ago I started gaining weight and the pain returned. I have tried to diet to lose the weight but it was brought on by medication and thyroid disease and have been unsuccessful in reducing my weight enough to affect the pain. Initially the pain was only at night when I laid on that side and I used pillows to try to make sleep more comfortable. The pain increased over the years and I have tried physical therapy and water therapy. I was unable to tolerate the water therapy because the water was just too cold for my comfort. I have tried Lidocaine pain patches, injections, both blind and ultra sound assisted. I saw two rhumatologist that both disgnosed bursitis. My GP thinks it is fibromyalgia and has started me on Lyrica, which has some wild side effects and I am going to try to give it a fair trial, but not sure if I can tolerate the side effects. The pain is now intollerable and some days I have burning all day long from my waist to my knees. It is starting to hurt even when I sit on soft surfaces, it feels like I am sitting on a very hard rod. I am going to see a Orthopedic for the second time to ask for a bursectomy. I have the pain in both hips, but my left hip is much worse than the right. I do have days that are pain free, but never have nights that are not filled with pain. I have purchased a new mattress, have a 4 inch memory foam pad, sleep on bed pillow with a fiber mattress pad doubled over that and it is very comfortable sort of like sleeping on a cloud, but it does not stop the pain. Have tried extra deep sheepskin and other pillows with no relief. Hope you find an answer to your pain.