How many of you suffer from cervical steno sis, and its lovely flair ups.

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jj from Canada
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   Posted 10/13/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   

As for my experience (s)

 

I know the signs of when a flair up is coming,

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My sleeping patterns start to mess up. Both the quality of my sleep as well as the duration.

Neck becomes very stiff, dull to intense pain levels. Once the neck starts the shoulder blades follow shortly there after. From there the pain follows a track into my right fore arm were just below my elbow it feels like its going to explode, Finally ending up in my fingers, making them stiff, clumsy and very uncomfortable specially if I touched metal.

 

So far as of January I have had 4 of these delicious flair ups, the sick part about it , is that the flair ups show up unannounced , nobody seems to know what triggers them.

What seems to work for me : flexe ril 25mg cut in half,  three ½ pills per day for a maximum 3 weeks, as well as 1200 to 1600mg Ibeprophine   Takes a week or two before my pain levels come down to my normal levels of around 6+ on the pain scale..

How do you control you flair ups?

Im always looking for new ideas, Please shareJ

Keep smiling

JJ

 

Never try this on your own, flexeril   has some really nasty side effect,

 

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A little back ground;

I’m a 48yrs old male, I have moderate to severe chronic pain everyday of my life for the past10 years,

I was diagnosed with sever stinosis in the neck, severe D.D.D   

At 37 I had to have a lamanectomy from C3 to C7 inclusive, do to herniated disc that affected my spinal cord. The doctors have made it very clear that there is real nothing left to try, medically.

Presently I can not feel with my hands, no sensation, I have pain from my head to my toes. I have been on every type of pain medication and all stopped working after a while

Now I take Lyrica and and medical marijuana  

(My advice to the world ,” acceptance, never give up, keep your self occupied . get physiological help, just to put things into prospective. Try to smile)


ekkorose
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   Posted 10/13/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
JJ,

I was diagnosed with it a few years back and it really sucks some times. I use ice and heat a lot to deal with its pains. I also use IcyHot or a roll-on called "PainStop" which has been a miracle for me. With my neck pain I have found that there is not a pain killer out there that will make it stop hurting unless I ice it and apply lots of the roll on.

Hysterectomy at 25

4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

 

Meds - vicodin : nexium : skelaxin : klonopin

 

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d2parrotperson
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   Posted 10/13/2008 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I have spinal and neck stenosis. I have not ever taken a look at the sleeping patterns predicting a flare. I will certainly see if that is true with me also. Thanks for the tip.
150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
2 resections
 
Stephanie
When I am weak, then am I strong


Pamela Neckpain
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Total Posts : 1821
   Posted 10/13/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
jjfromCanada: You are thorough in your explanation. I can't say my pain that way ... I'll
try:
Shoulders hurt so bad. Muscles of upper arms feel like I've been slugged. Upper back aches -
sometimes it feels like someone is sticking pins in the wing part. My tail bone hurts. Sometimes
all I can do is lay face down.
I'd say my pain is Level 8 almost all the time. I've gotten used to it. I don't know where
it's leading to and I don't know of anything to stop it. Methadone works pretty well. I've
used what you use because i live in California, unfortunately it didn't help. It made me
feel worse. I focused on the pain!!
D2PARROTPERSON: It sounds like we have twin health problems as far as Fibromyalgia, Several
bulging discs, BONE SPURS, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia. I also have Myofasical Pain, Depression,
Anxiety, ADD,
EKKOROSE: My husband got me Pain Stop as you suggested. Mine is a spray ~ not a roll on.
I can't use Icy Hot because my skin has had too much Tiger Baum, Ben Gay etc. If I
rub those on I have to take maybe three showers during the night to cool the flames on
my back.
JJ: I can't take Lyrica because it's too expensive. My insurance won't pay for it.
I hope we keep this thread going ~ I think there's more to say.
Pamela :-)

d2parrotperson
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   Posted 10/14/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I have noticed that too Pamela. We have a kinship!
150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
2 resections
 
Stephanie
When I am weak, then am I strong


tmjpain
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   Posted 10/14/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
JJ where do you live?? I am in ottawa.

I have severe headaches on a daily basis from a tmj disorder!!!! Not fun at all!!! My pain is 7-8/10 on a daily basis!!!
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