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LadyBug0113
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   Posted 7/23/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
So...I am preparing for my praxis which duh makes me a nervous wreck. But now I'm having a new pain and I wanted to ask everyones opinion on it. In my upper back (on my left side) I've been having like this sharp pain it'll feel hot then go numb then go away then start all over again. I thought at first maybe it was a blood clot (because I'm convinced my body is one big blood clot and thats how I'm going to die.) But it's not hot to the touch or doesn't appear red. I'm thinking now that it's possibly a pinched nerve? I almost went to the Er last night cuz i got so dizzy and lightheaded but I'm pretty sure thats because I freaked myself out. Any advice on what it is/ what i could do???
 
You guys always know best
 
 
Tara
 

stkitt
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   Posted 7/23/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Tara,

Good Evening.  Blood clots usually form in the veins of the calves and the thighs. 

I feel like you are having increased anxiety as you are worrying about your test and your body is stressing thus the different sx that are manifesting themselves.

May I suggest you try some deep breathing techniques to help you get through the anxiety and then get down to studying for you test?

Breathing exercises are a wonderful way to learn how to control anxiety, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. Studies have shown that anxiety sufferers tend to breath shallowly and from their chest. Learning to breathe deeply and from the belly can bring great relief and control to anxious individuals.

I wish you peace and hope that you can kick the "stinkin thinkin" to the curb.  You are going to do well on the test.  Just stay in the moment and believe in yourself.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt

 


 

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LadyBug0113
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   Posted 7/23/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks. i feel so crazy when i post here sometimes lol because i think of a million things to do then you say just breathe. its so simple lol. but ill look into that =)!!!

Allestaria
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   Posted 7/23/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lady,

Sounds like tension to me. When a muscle is pulled you will feel sharp pains along with a hot flash or heat sensation and numbness from the muscle being so tight that blood flow slows JUST A LITTLE. I would try relaxing and don't worry to much about it. I get these pains very often on my left side. I seem to carry a lot of my tension on my left side.

When this happens to me I have my hubby rub my shoulders and back. Sometimes I'll even get a whoosh type feeling in my left arm as it relaxes and blood flow is restored properly. Its kinda spookie but it sure feels a ton better.
Take a relaxing bath. Apply hot and cold compress on the area. See if you can get a nice massage even. Take note of how your are sitting, standing. Check your should position. Are your shoulders raised instead of relaxed? Do you feel tension in your neck, shoulders back?

I catch myself raising my left shoulder. It feel normal after a while. And I have to watch it or I end up in pain. Relaxing it is a little uncomfortable because the muscles are so tight. But after awhile I can relax it and the pain stops.

Good luck

Take Care
Cary-Ann

stkitt
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   Posted 7/24/2009 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Ladybug,

Sometimes when our anxiety overcomes us what we need is someone to just talk to us and tell us we are ok.  It is in the simple things as concentrating on breathing that helps us stop the thoughts and fears that are swirling in our minds.

That is why we are here, to help each other when the times are rough, to show support and caring and to let you know you are important here in HealingWell.

I am glad you post when you are upset and need help.  You are reaching out and we are here to take your hand and help you over the bumps in the road.

With kindest personal regards,
Kitt

 


 

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LadyBug0113
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   Posted 7/25/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Allestria thanks for the suggestion...i did have my boyfriend rub my back and I eventually felt that spookie whoosh of blood going into my arm haha and the pain has since gone away. I do have really bad posture, I work a job where I'm always on my feet lifting boxes and all that bad.
 
and stkitt i went out today and bought myself a yoga dvd i asked a couple friends and they said that helps relax you and helps with your deep breathing and all so ill let everyone know how it goes!!

Allestaria
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   Posted 7/25/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lady,

I'm so glad to hear you got some relief. That feeling is kinda weird isn't it..lol Gave me the major creeps the first time.
Yoga is rather interesting. i have a beginning yoga dvd. Watched some of it. And just don't have that type of peace and quite at my house to be able to actually get it to work.
7 cats, 3 dogs, and 3 kids. Its a house FULL!!!
Now if I kick hubby out and he takes his cats I would be set!!

Good luck I hope it works out great for you.


Take Care
Cary-Ann
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