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myjoy
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   Posted 4/6/2009 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I fell on my shoulder 2yrs ago. It still hurts as much as it did back then. Today is especially bad. I saw my rheumy today, and he finally decided it might not be the fibro after all (I had a neg MRI 2 yrs ago when the injury happened). So, he has ordered another MRI. Has anyone else had anything like this happen? Can an MRI be wrong the first time? The pain is in my dominant arm...it never stops hurting at all.

I was also DX with arthritis in my foot today....it now matches my knee on the same side. :)
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

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myjoy
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   Posted 4/6/2009 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
No body has had 2 MRI's for the same thing? Oh well. :)
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), buspar, abilify, trazodone, lorazapam, nexium, nabumetone, hydrocodone, flexeril, c-pap machine, estrodial patch.


SleepyBug
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   Posted 4/6/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Joy,

I have had 4 MRI'S for the same thing-all to rule out MS. It wasn't until a Neurologist finally did some other tests on my balance, vision, coordination, etc. that MS was ruled out.

Are you having these tests for your shoulder? What do they think it might be?
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myjoy
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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I fell on my shoulder 2yrs ago. My rheumy did an MRI, but found nothing....I still was in awful pain. It has kept on and never gotten one bit better. He decided today to try another MRI to see if something was missed. I just can't take the pain anymore.

Sorry about your MS.
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), buspar, abilify, trazodone, lorazapam, nexium, nabumetone, hydrocodone, flexeril, c-pap machine, estrodial patch.


donnaeil
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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Try not to get mad when he says nothing is wrong again. That usually happens with fibro. I suggest water exercises to help you heal.

Donnaeil

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   Posted 4/6/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Joy, I am sorry to hear about all your shoulder pain. I know from personal experience that it is no fun. My orthopedic guy who works with professional football players and other world class athletes(I don't fall in that category) basically hates shoulder MRI's because in his opinion they are unreliable and show practically nothing of value. My shoulder MRI(ordered by a different dr) showed a part. tear of the rotator cuff and he said "They all say that." When I had my surgery though I had a ton of damage in my shoulder way beyond what the MRI said and the dr said that he was surprised by the amount. My ortho does "like" knee MRI's, I had several done due to post-op knee surgery complications. Even those though didn't show the large mess of scar tissue in my knee. My point for telling these stories is to remind you that an MRI is only a tool and not the definitive answer to any diagnosis. It can miss things. They can be useful but just because they don't "see" something doesn't mean it isn't there. keep searching and I hope you find your answers quickly. Lisa

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pattipanda
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   Posted 4/7/2009 3:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Myjoy!!
 
I had shoulder surgery about 2 years ago.  Torn rotator cuff, bursitis, frozen shoulder, yadda yadda.. anyway, I only needed one MRI and one X ray.  Maybe the tech that did your MRI a couple of years ago didn't do such a good job and your doc would like to have another done for that reason .. or since then maybe some scar tissue had developed.
Shoulder pain is really a bummer.  I can totally relate.  Did your doc send you for PT for your shoulder?  PT helped me but it wasn't enough.  I did the PT thing for about 3 months, before the surgery and then I went back for a few visits after.  The surgery really wasn't that big a deal compared to the pain I was in before.  Now it's the best joint in my body!!  It was totally worth it!!
 
Good luck.. and I hope you get some answers.
 
Warm hugs,
Patti
 
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myjoy
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   Posted 4/7/2009 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
donnaeil said...
Try not to get mad when he says nothing is wrong again. That usually happens with fibro. I suggest water exercises to help you heal.

Donnaeil

Did that for a year already...but thanks anyway :)
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), buspar, abilify, trazodone, lorazapam, nexium, nabumetone, hydrocodone, flexeril, c-pap machine, estrodial patch.


myjoy
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   Posted 4/7/2009 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   
pattipanda said...
Hey Myjoy!!


I had shoulder surgery about 2 years ago. Torn rotator cuff, bursitis, frozen shoulder, yadda yadda.. anyway, I only needed one MRI and one X ray. Maybe the tech that did your MRI a couple of years ago didn't do such a good job and your doc would like to have another done for that reason .. or since then maybe some scar tissue had developed.

Shoulder pain is really a bummer. I can totally relate. Did your doc send you for PT for your shoulder? PT helped me but it wasn't enough. I did the PT thing for about 3 months, before the surgery and then I went back for a few visits after. The surgery really wasn't that big a deal compared to the pain I was in before. Now it's the best joint in my body!! It was totally worth it!!



Good luck.. and I hope you get some answers.



Warm hugs,

I did have PT for several months. It did not help at all. I've also done water aerobics and exercises. Nothing has helped. I'm in pain every single day. I hope this MRI shows something. Two years and no answers is long enough in my book. :) Thanks for your response....and everyone else's too!
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), buspar, abilify, trazodone, lorazapam, nexium, nabumetone, hydrocodone, flexeril, c-pap machine, estrodial patch.

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