thankyou Sam, i really appreciate it. because im on Xanax which is highly addictive, doctors are hesitant to give me anything stronger which is unfair, because sometimes codeine is not enough, and i find myself taking 4-6 in one go, trying to relieve the pain.
i will use heat packs in bed tonight, but i had to get my mum to help me wash my hair cos i cant lift my arms over my head (shes a nurse, and very helpful). im 28 and i feel like an invalid. i work a 4 day week, i get wednesdays off, so at least tomorrow i can try and rest up and take care of myself. i love teaching and i dont want my students to miss out just because my body is failing me.
God bless, Maz XX
i cant stretch- its like my muscles are on fire. normally thats the first thing i would do, but this time, its like my shoulder, neck and upper right back are burning, like they have been wrenched out of place. my shoulder feels like its been yanked out of its socket. didnt get much sleep last night. this is easily the worst muscular pain i have experienced. i dont know what to do. ive made an appointment with my doctor, but cant get in until next monday.
its just so incredibly painful, tender when touched, feeling bruised.
i had a warm bath with radox muscle salts, and it didnt help. im on prescription painkillers, plus celebrex and mobic, yet the pain is incresing and spreading. i cant lift my right arm, my shoulder seems frozen in place, and the pain shoots up my neck and down my spine- i have chest pain also, and its only the right side of my body that is affected. im at my wits end. im used to pain, but not on this level. normally when i have a flare up, its a gradual thing that builds and builds to major pain. this time, however, it came on suddenly with no warning- with my arm/shoulder all i can think of is raising my arm to write on the board in my classroom. maybe doing this day in and day out is a repetitive thing? at this stage, i cant even lift my arm above head- at all.
im on panadeine forte (codeine) and digesic. this is the strongest meds they will give me. they are not even making a dent in the pain at the moment. im using heat packs (wheat bags) and topical anti-inflamms like voltaren gel but im getting no relief, and my sleep is fractured and fragmented as i cant get comfy in bed. my body feels like it is falling apart. im on Xanax for A/P and i hoped that might relax the muscles but it hasnt helped in that area at all.
im stressing because im never healthy- but this time, the pain is immobilsing me. (ive needed crutches in the past for bad hips and knees, but what do you do when its your upper torso thats affected?)
Goodnite, and God bless,