Might this be related to CD?

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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/10/2010 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
I am sitting here in a bit of pain have been having severe neck pain lately.  I have had issues ever since an auto accident back in 1999.  My neck especially recently has been more painful causing me to have tension headaches on a pretty much daily basis.  the pain is at the base of my skull.  I typically take excedrine tension headache for them (that version only has tylenol and caffeine in it so it is easy on the gut) or I take strait tylenol.  I am begining to wonder since I do suffer from Crohns related arthritis if maybe the trauma has also caused this to be worse???
 
It also doesnt help today that someone was following the vehicle we were in today and my boyfriend even motioned to him stop light ahead and the jerk opted to accelerate then threated us in the vehicle telling us get out and he had something in his pocket...we were on our way to pick up his son so we ensured he stopped folling us (evetually) then picked up his son then went to the police station at least we were able to get the make model and plate number off the car...this of course did not help the situation.  I have been using heating pads and ice packs on it on and off since that happened and it had been hurting prior.  My bf doesnt think that the jolt was strong enough to cause whiplash on me again but not really sure hard to tell when It was hurting earler in the day so I had taken tylenol the pain had subsided until that happened...
 
Should I see about getting an RA doc I have had them in the past and I DO NOT have RA in all tests they have done but maybe they can help with the current issue??

Nanners
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   Posted 9/11/2010 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I highly doubt that your neck pain is related to your Crohns. If anything the bump may have aggravated it. I would just see your family doc about some muscle relaxants to help. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Becoming undone
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   Posted 9/11/2010 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you see a rheumatologist? Is that what you were asking? Many crohn's patients see a rheumy as well as their GI, because there is the joint issues (an inflammatory arthritis similar to RA but NOT RA)...
I also see a neurologist/PM doc (she does both for me), mostly because I get bad migraines, and had a TIA/stoke that required hospitalization...but long story short, I DID find that my headaches seemed to be related to the the overall inflammatory issues and with my Remicade infusions, they all but went away (Humira and now Cimzia don't seem as effective)...so it wouldn't hurt to check out a rheumatologist (depending on your insurance) and or see your PCP and tell him/her what is going on(it may not be related to your crohn's but pain is pain, and you need to find relief)...Take care...

dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/11/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I did get more headaches when I was post remicade infusion but these are different headaches. I think I should maybe talk to the doc about getting an RA doc again. I loved the one I had in CA but I am about 8 hours north of that doc where I live now and unsure if she even still practices. Humira has done wonders for my CD related arthritis and that doc in CA was the one who introduced me to lidoderm patches for the pain when I had it.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 

kazbern
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   Posted 9/11/2010 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Massage, baby! 10 minutes on a chair with a good masseuse to release those muscle spasms in your neck, shoulders and scalp will feel great and probably help a lot.
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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/11/2010 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I would love to go for more of them I was actually in a med study a while back to see if stress relief via massage helped in CD. I recieved 5 free massages...I wish I could afford them and I dont think medicare covers them sadly
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 

Nanners
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   Posted 9/12/2010 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Massage definetly will help! I am blessed with a husband who massages some part of my body every single night. I know life would be alot more difficult if I didn't get these massages.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

kazbern
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   Posted 9/12/2010 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Here in Houston I can go to a Whole Foods store to get a massage. They have a chair in the back and it costs $1/minute. Totally worth it if my neck/shoulder is in a spasm, and a whole lot more affordable than a psychotherapist, LOL.
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