My two diagnosed pain conditions are:
Chondromalicia(sp) of the knees which causes the cartilidge to fray and my knees to swell and constantly be stiff. I don't know how common it is, but people have told me its not as bad as I say. Well when my knees give out when I'm going up or down stairs or when I'm walking on flat ground I think its bad enough. It could be a mis-diagnosis, but my current doctor could care less because its not bad enough for him to do anything except give pills. X-rays were supposedly fine, he never showed me so I don't know for sure. I was given Celbrex that didn't help and I think one or two other things that didn't help. Now I just use hot/cold packs and masage them myself.
Pinched nerve(s) of the neck/shoulder. Because of this my arms feel heavy sometimes and I have lost a considerable amount of strength and endurance with them. My shoulder, arms, and neck also cramp up and start to spasm especially when I have used them too much. Not to mention it can be very painful and I end up begging for relief. I am on a flexerol(sp?) I think 10mg and Ibuprofen 600mg. I have taken more potent pain medication like vicodin and codeine? in the past, but not specifically for my pinched nerve(s). I don't remember them really working and if they did I didn't like the side effects. I can't remember much of when I was on other pain medications let alone the actual names of them or how I was on them. I think I subconciously blocked it out. IDK. I was also too young at the time to know that it is important to remember all those things like the name and mg's.
I also have dislocated vertabrae in the neck/upper back that also causes pain and stiffness from when I was rear ended.
I recently had a blood test to make sure everything was fine. Supposedly it is which surprises me. I have always had borderline high cholesteral since I was born and was expecting her to say it was high. Nope. Thyroid is fine as well as others. She didn't let me view the results myself. My urine analysis was also fine. So now I go get tested for ulcers and have an ultra sound to see if I have stones, cysts, and IDK what else since I'm complaining of abdominal pains and GI upsets. I know I have some sort of thing that is causing my adbominal issues. It would be nice to know what so I can start treatment if there is any and cross another thing off my list. In two weeks I see my regular dr again to discuss results and I'll ask for a copy of my blood test. I also am going to talk to her about
my dizzy, spaced out, vertigo (i think that is the right word), and nauseaness assoiated with all that. Also my upper sinuses always seem to have pressure. So we'll see if I can start getting some answers and get back to 'normal', like I'd even know normal if I felt it...
BTW I'm a 22 yr old F engaged to my high school sweetheart of 6 yrs. We're too poor now to do anything and rely on our parents for financial support.
Post Edited (Mami0704) : 6/12/2008 4:48:41 PM (GMT-6)