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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 8/29/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Last evening I walked in our apartment pool for fifty minutes. I have Arthritis at
all levels so you know I have pain. The pool felt so good. I had no pain. By the
time I walked home (half a block) my neck started hurting. SO BAD! I've been
fighting chronic, intractible pain for six years but I never experienced anything like
this pain. I was scared. Everybody had told me the pool would be sooo good for me.
I've been down all day and now I'm feeling better. I don't think my neck is broken
now ... but it's close.
Any comments?
Pamela Neckpain

Ducky
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   Posted 8/29/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you called your doc and told him/her about this neck pain? Why would you think it's broken? Did you fall?
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Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs/Migraines/Hypertension
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prilosec/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin/Midrin/HYZAAR/Methotrexate
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots/HCTZ


Scattered13
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   Posted 8/29/2008 11:55 PM (GMT -7)   
It maybe that you did too much in the pool. The water feels so good that it is easy to get carried away. When you get out again your body remembers everything and sends it right back at you, especially if you're not used to the exercise.
Dx: Panic Disorder, Psychotic Depression, Rheumatoid Arthritis
 
Rx: Humira, Methotrexate, Plaquenil, Prednisolone, Codeine, Diclofenic Sodium, Folic Acid, Propranolol


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 8/30/2008 2:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Scattered ...
I know you are right. My panic disorder probably came into the situation and made
it worse. You have eased my mind so much. Do you take any Opiod medication
for your Rheumatoid Arthritis? Maybe the Methotrexate helps it? I take Methadone
for pain and Xanax for Anxiety and Depression. Thank you. THANK YOU.

Ducky, when I walked in the water there was a lot of pressure put on my spine. I
have Scoliosis so that made matters even worse.

I didn't call the doctor because he wouldn't have known what to do. I couldn't have
an MRI at 11 PM on a Thursday night. Also, I have to be careful what I report to the
doctor in the way of pain. If I'm not careful, I'll end up in the office of a Neurosurgeon.
I absolutely do not want surgery. I won't have it. Never. TY for your response.
That was a very scary name for a thread... "Broken Neck?" Ack.

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 8/30/2008 2:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Ducky,
I see you are a forum moderator. I'd like to have an area specifically
for Scoliosis. I have it. It gets worse and I need some help in knowing
how to help it. Physical Therapy has caused problems four different times.
It may be that there is not help.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx
Spondilytis
Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia
Bulging Discs
Spinal Stenosis
Scoliosis
Osteopenia
Chronic Constipation (Take meds that solve that problem. : ) )
Carpel Tunel Syndrome
Prolapsed Bowel and Bladder (Doesn't cause much problem)
Attention Deficit Disorder
Depression and Anxiety


Ducky
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   Posted 8/30/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
We have asked the Administrator (Peter Waite) about possible adding other forums for different ailments/issues.. I'll let him know that you would like a Scoliosis Forum.. I have it too, so I feel your pain.. :)
Moderator of Arthritis Forum
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs/Migraines/Hypertension
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prilosec/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin/Midrin/HYZAAR/Methotrexate
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots/HCTZ


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 8/30/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, Ducky. I hope Peter Waite will agree. Scoliosis is rare but I'll bet
some people respond.
Pamela Neckpain

Scattered13
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 8/31/2008 2:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Pamela - Codeine is an opiate, albeit one of the weaker ones and the methotrexate does help my RA. For me the MTX didn't work on it's own - it's only since putting it with Humira that things have improved. I'm glad your feeling better. I go to the pool frequently and do too much, scaring myself into thinking I'm having the worst flare ever. Sometimes we just need someone else to point these things out to us.
Dx: Panic Disorder, Psychotic Depression, Rheumatoid Arthritis
 
Rx: Humira, Methotrexate, Plaquenil, Prednisolone, Codeine, Diclofenic Sodium, Folic Acid, Propranolol


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 8/31/2008 4:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Scattered,
You say you go to the pool frequently despite sometimes thinking you have
the worst flare ever. My pool experience was terrifying. My neck felt so
out of alignment that I thought it would be the end of me. Broken!
Is swimming all that good? Walking hurts, sitting hurts, standing hurts ...
everything hurts. Sometimes I just feel like I want to give up and lay on
the couch.
Everyone says swimming is sooo good. What does it do?
Pamela Neckpain
I took Methotrexate one time and loved it. Doctor wouldn't give it to
me anymore and he didn't say why. (Maybe because I don't have Rheumatoid
Arthritis.
Pamela Neckpain

Scattered13
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 8/31/2008 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Swimming is one of the better exercises for anyone with joint problems because you don't put any stress on the joints. I try to go frequently to improve my fitness and muscle strength. My muscles are really really weak due to my disease being uncontrolled for a long time, and we just won't talk about my fitness! One thing that I find helps is going to the sauna straight after being in the pool. The heat helps prevent my muscles and joints from seizing up after a swim. I can sympathise with how hard it is though, especially when things are bad. The pool I use at uni is at the bottom of a very steep hill and I live at the top. I have to walk and if I swim on bad day then making back to my flat is nearly impossible.

The key is to do short, gentle sessions. When i was younger I swam competatively and I stupidly tried to do the same amount I used to do in the pool and nearly broke myself. It was a harsh lesson in pacing! Now I know that it is ok if I can only do 8 lengths in half an hour.
Dx: Panic Disorder, Psychotic Depression, Rheumatoid Arthritis
 
Rx: Humira, Methotrexate, Plaquenil, Prednisolone, Codeine, Diclofenic Sodium, Folic Acid, Propranolol, Citalopram


Pamela Neckpain
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1821
   Posted 8/31/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
The Rheumtologist told me I'd be in a convalescent hospital in 4 years if I didn't get
exercise. He is such a toad. He looks like a toad warts and all. Ohhh. I don't like him.
Well, anyway I thought I'd really show him so I went out for two, one hour walks. One hour
one day, another hour the next day. This was two winters ago. Ice dripped off my nose but I
didn't care. I just plowed along. I spent the next week in bed, of course. I do not go to
Dr. Toad anymore.
I have Osteoarthritis not Rheumatoid Arthritis. Dr. Toad thinks very little of my kind
of pain. You Rheumatoid girls get really good treatment there. I believe there's a lot
more money involved in treating RA.
OMG, I can see you climbing up that hill to your flat. ow!
I wish you a comfortable day. Is the "Uni" the university?
Pamela
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx
Spondilytis
Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia
Bulging Discs
Spinal Stenosis
Scoliosis
Osteopenia
Chronic Constipation (Take meds that solve that problem. : ) )
Carpel Tunel Syndrome
Prolapsed Bowel and Bladder (Doesn't cause much problem)
Attention Deficit Disorder
Depression and Anxiety

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