Well, I'm feeling a bit helpless and hopeless right now. The arthritis in my neck (C3, 4, 6, 7) has become almost unbearable. Nothing helps. I try heat, but can't tolerate it. Doesn't help the neck. Tried an ice pack, no relief there either. The chiro won't touch me, and neither will my physio therapist. I have a history of stroke so they're totally afraid of causing a problem with my vertibral arteries. The only thing I haven't tried yet is massage. But I'm not even sure they'll touch me with my complex history.... I have fibromyalgia, so any kind of massage therapy really hurts bad....Stretching exercises do very little, mostly because I can't stretch!! I'm that "frozen up".
I'm at a loss as to what to do now. I can only take extra strength Tylenol for any pain. Stonger pain meds will interact with my lupus meds, and my blood clotting disorder. I don't want to get into the heavy pain meds anyway.
I feel like I'm going to have to live in this kind of discomfort the rest of my life. I'm only 34. I feel 84. Does anyone have any other suggestions for what I can do to relieve this? I just want to cry. I'm so uncomfortable.
Thank you so much,
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus