Thanks for the replies!! I can't ever, ever lay still in bed before 10pm. I have four kids..lol. I can take half the pill and not have any problems. I just tried taking a whole one and discovered that was a no no. In the past, I've been taking a half a pill, then an hour later the other half.. and it does help a little bit. So I figured, well take the whole thing and it would help more... sometimes I do really dumb things..lol.
I was rereading through this today, and realized that as many times as I've sat and talked to my doc, he never "caught" this. It's obvious to my family, my friends, etc... but not to my doc? Geez.
I keep stretching, kindof pushing my chest out and pulling my arms back to try to relieve some pressure. And WOW do I "grate"... really badly when I do that. Seems like every bone I have is rubbing somewhere..lol.
Right now.. my own unofficial "diagnosis" (lol) is that this is seriously affecting the muscles around the area. They are rock hard and "pop" in my neck when I turn my head. I try massaging them and it feels like I'm bruising them. I do have muscle relaxers, and I bounce back and forth between those and Klonopin at night. A couple nights of Klono, a couple nights of muscle relaxers. This way, I AM getting some sleep.
I know this one is reaching.. but is there anything that you have found to alleviate some of the pain? Maybe a certain exercise or position or stretch? I know it will be a (sigh) good wait before I get into an ortho.
Thanks.. this board is so wonderfully helpful!!!!!!!
I'm not procrastinating----I'm still doing yesterday!!!!
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