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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 3/20/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I have terrible burning on my back, neck, and bottom.
I am aware that non of your are doctors but does anybody have a guess what causes
it?
Pamela

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 3/20/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't been in the sun.*

White Beard
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   Posted 3/20/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Pamela
Is it a burning sensation, on your skin like a sunbun, and is you skin red,? or is it a really deep burning sensation that is different from a sunburn? Is there any tingling and needle stick and or shock sensation like feelings with it? Aren't you suppose to get that MRI this Monday? Have you talked to your doctor about this? You need to get that MRI done! I sure hope they find out what is going on soon!

I just got back from a rather long trip, that was done in a rather short amount of time! Since I got back I am having some major problems this afternoon, I think I over did it, and done to much driving, or lifting suit cases or the Oxygen concentrator or whatever, because it was an overnight stay on my trip! Anyway since I got back I have been gagging and wretching ( it is spasms in my neck and throat) it is wierd because there is no stomach involvement at all, just laryngeal spasms and spasms of my neck muscles, and it has been going on all afternoon and when it happens the muscle tighten down so hard that I get needle stick and electric shocks sensations in my shoulders and arms and across my chest and it goes up my neck into the back of my head, and it hurt like the dickens, so I have taken a Percocet and put my cervical collar on I am hoping that will help, and stablize it, as it is really bad this time, and feels like both my shoulders are in a clamp and my hands hurt ! I know all to well what is going on C5/6 is not happy with me! But Friday night and weekends is not the time to have an unhappy disc any disc problems! Last week when I went to convenient care and I was having the gaggins problems and they put me on the Prednisone pack for swelling and they told me I need to go back to my neurologist, Looks like I just might have to do that!! I know I should have done it then. Looks like I am not taking my own advice! But..........

Pamela you need to get that MRI done.
I wsh you well and Good Luck to You

White Beard
 

I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!

Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)

Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 3/20/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard:

I think there's tingling. My arms and back are red in spots. It's a realllllly deep
burning sensation.

I appreciate your encouraging me to go forward with the MRI. I've been afraid for
a couple of years.

Men seem to inclined to over do it. Don't do that. You know the problems and you
gotta take care of yourself. The Laryngeal spasms sound ... uh, not good. You
have got to have it checked out.

You nip at my heels to get me to do what is necessary but YOU ... You don't
do anything about your health condition. Nurse White Beard, Heal thyself!

Yup, it's strange how we seem to feel bad on Friday. I've been to ER thrice in
seven years. Always on Friday. Once: 1) It felt like a heart attack, but doc
explained it was a panic attack. 2) Got a hair cut and a little piece of my bangs
got into my eye, and scratched my cornea. (Owwwwwwwwww!) 3) A mystery
illness where I sweat profusely - so bad my hair got soaked in the winter. I was
quite ill, and the doctors wanted to keep me as an inpatient. Couldn't do that.
I needed a manicure and pedicure.

So now ... before I lay me down to sleep, I make sure I'm hospital ready.
(or ready for whatever comes my way.)


Pamela

Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 3/20/2009 9:07:38 PM (GMT-6)


PAlady
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   Posted 3/20/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Pamela,
i'm wondering if you shouldn't get checked out. Have you ever had shingles? I don't want to alarm you because I think you tend to get pretty anxious, but the deep burning and redness make me wonder. They're caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox in children, and may be triggered in adults by stress. There are some medications that can be given early which can help stop the progression. It can be very painful nerve pain that can last for a long time, so early treatment is very worth it.

PaLady

White Beard
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   Posted 3/20/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Well Pamela I just knew you were going to say something like that! But you know the saying about Doctors and Nurses it is Do as I say! Not as I do! Because most people that work in medical make the worst patients, and they never follow the advice that they dish out! Big Smile!!

When you say you sweat, is it all the time or mainly at night? The reason I ask for years my doctor was trying to find out why I had such severe night sweats, it was so bad I would have to change clothing and even the sheets, but after I finally got the proper treatment for Sleep Apnea my night sweats went alway! Sleep Apnea can cause very severe night sweats, and also Nocturia I was having to get up and go to the bathroom every hour and a half all night long, but that to went away after I got put on VPAP ASV. And contrary to popular belief you don't have to snore or be over wait or a middle age man to have sleep apnea!
Take care and Good Luck to You

White Beard
 

I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!

Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)

Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 3/21/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
My sweating was just that one Friday, Mr. Beard. : )

Apparently, I had an infection caused by an over-achieving dentist (The guy has 9 kids! The
oldest would be about 19) He drilled way to hard. He was in a great hurry. He complained
that I took up too much of his Nitrous for a minor dental procedure. I think they gave
me IV antibiotic in the hospital. My veins had all flattened out and they were poking me and it was
hospital hell. I didn't give them a high enough pain number to get any additonal pain meds.
If you're in the hospital for something other than chronic pain and you do have increased
pain, be sure and tell them your pain is over 6.

My burning back and butt turned into an itching. And now ... I'm ok. I have had the
back burn before. It is so miserable when I have but today I'm almost glad to be here.

The forum is so quiet today. When it's like this I always suspect that the painsters are
out shopping, walking in the park bar-b-queing ribs, and making macaroni salad.

And I'm not.

Take care y'all.

Pamela
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.


Chartreux
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   Posted 3/21/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Pamela,
so very sorry your back is burning, Do you have any
Ortho-Nesic gel, it's supposed to stop the pain and it's
a gel that goes on cold and might help along with an ice pack.
Or something like Icy-Hot but without the Hot, you could fine
these at Walgreen's..
Hope your feeling better soon and if not then go to the ER..
Keep us posted..
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White Beard
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   Posted 3/21/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Pamela

mmmmmm Barbecued Ribs! boy does that sound good! My youngest daughter that is the nurse at Mayo's came down to visit and I cooked Ribeye steaks on the grill tonight, the steaks were good but the ribs sound better! That is one of my favorites! It was a beautiful day here  today too! Sunny and it even  got into the mid 60's! Yes it is quiet today on this forum, What do you think everyone is shopping for?

Well Pam I am glad that you are OK! Now if you can just get your neck taken care of! I know I am nipping at your heals again! :-)   But aren't you glad that that somebody does? You know that is one nice thing about this forum we all seem to care about each other! I think that is kind of nice! You know I kept that cervical collar on all night last night and a good portion of today. It really does help, and yes I am going to go see my neuro, I have been having more and more problems the last few months, I can't lay  or sleep on my side, either one, as my hands and arms go numb and tingly and burn like fire! And that darn gag reflex  with the spasms is being set off by the littlest things anymore!  So I have put it off long enough I suppose! I am afraid the Nurse in me can't heal thy self on this one! Darn!!!!!!!!!!! smilewinkgrin Is your MRI this Monday?

Have a nice evening

White Beard

 


 

I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!

Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)

Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


Pamela Neckpain
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1821
   Posted 3/22/2009 2:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Chartreux,

I have written Orthonesic on my calender. That burning happens from time to time. Before I can do anything, it's gone.
But while it's around it's so bad. You are absolutootly correct I need Icy/Hot without the hot.

BUT: I have really truly burned my back and butt with Ben Gay, Icy Hot, and the likes of those. Over these seven years
I've had too much applied to me. It used to feel real good and soothe me. Now if I use it, I will need to take three showers
to get it off. Maybe more. I can't do it all in one night. Be careful with that stuff, boys and girls. Hey! I loved Capcasian.
(That was probably the final nail)

(Nurse Beard:)

I truly appreciate your talking to me both privately and publicly about my MRI. I want it. Oh, I do. If I
can't handle the kind of wakeful sedation (or whatever), the nurse said they'd give me a general. (I said that before
but you never know who reads what.) A general! Holy cow. If I have a general, I want the anesthesiologist sitting
right there looking at the color of my skin to check for pallor. It seems like a general would be dangerous inside the closed
MRI. (It would be like .... the long sleep, if you get my chilly draft.)

All people with chronic pain that is made worse by the MRI should have some good sedation. Maybe that's a trend.
There are some things going on in California that are trend setting.

The clinic that I used to go to are prescribing opiod lollipots, marinol, and bradenox (sp)

(Pamela)

Yup, I go in the tube on Monday at noon. I will let you know. While I'm cooking in there, you make your appointments.
Surprise me. k?

Pamela
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.


fatherjohn
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 999
   Posted 3/22/2009 3:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Pamela, I will keep you in my prayers Monday. You will do ok. From what you shared this is a difficult decision for you. Although you have decided that you will get the MRI, don't think that your mind is not going to work against you. I teach my students that we need to take thoughts like fear captive. One of the ways of doing this is replacing them with the truth. The techs will be right there and if a seditive is used, the medical staff will also be there. The truth is you need the MRI to find out what is causing the pain. When the thoughts start to overwhelm you, don't let the make a prisoner. Fights those thoughts with the truth. I can imagine that the thoughts are around you like a dark cloud. You can do this and do iy well. We are all here for you and will be waiting to hear how well it went. I am going in soon for another MRI and now that I have had fusion surgery and a back full of titanium, they told me that they will sedate me. I have had many MRI and this will be the first one that will be done that way. I remember one MRI years ago, I was so tired I actually fell asleep in the tube. Be blessed.

Tony McGuire
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Total Posts : 483
   Posted 3/22/2009 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
White Beard: "Last week when I went to convenient care and I was having the gaggins problems and they put me on the Prednisone pack for swelling and they told me I need to go back to my neurologist, Looks like I just might have to do that!! I know I should have done it then. Looks like I am not taking my own advice! But.........."

You know it, and your doctor has backed that up. GO!

Pamela Neckpain: "Men seem to inclined to over do it. Don't do that. You know the problems and you
gotta take care of yourself. The Laryngeal spasms sound ... uh, not good. You have got to have it checked out.

You nip at my heels to get me to do what is necessary but YOU ... You don't
do anything about your health condition. Nurse White Beard, Heal thyself!
...
I was quite ill, and the doctors wanted to keep me as an inpatient. Couldn't do that.
I needed a manicure and pedicure. "

Well, if "men seem to" is OK, then I guess my response is OK.

Women seem to blame men for not taking care of themselves, then drop over from exhaustion after having taken care of the menfolk.

None of 'us' or 'them' should be at one extreme or the other. But it is nice to know we've got each other covered where 'reminders' are concerned - No?

That's one REALLY nice benefit of being married. My wife is typical where all the medical 'reminders' go. I get regular reminders about taking medications, and doctors' appointments when appropriate.

As far as an MRI goes, I have gone through 2 in the last year. One on foot, one on brain. The foot was more painful because of the angle, the noise was worst on the brain but not bad at all on either one.

Remember some nice memories, and take them with you to go over during the MRI. It'll be over before you know it.


Wife: Liz
Dogs: Koshka & Chomp

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