I'm in pain from Physical Therapy

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   Posted 6/20/2009 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh my God, My hips and lower back hurt so bad from my last day of Physical Therapy for the rest of the year. I can't get comfortable at all. cry cry cry cry   I'm not doing it ever again unless it's just gentle stretching. cry cry cry

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   Posted 6/20/2009 1:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe I've forgotten, but I don't remember if you just started PT or what. I've had some great physical therapists and some at the other end. If you're just starting out you need to give your PT feedback about how much pain it caused. It may make you sore, that's normal, but not severe pain. Sometimes I've found they push me too far too fast.

Can you tell us more what happened at your lat PT appointment? Did you feel somehow you might have been injured? Then you might want to call your doctor's office.

Sorry - wish I could remember more of your history!


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   Posted 6/20/2009 1:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Due to my stupid insurance I am only allowed 12 appointments a year. I only had 6 appointments of PT left for the year.
I've also been having a very emotional day as well as the last few days, um weeks.  My next door neighbors had to get rid of their Mini Pincher because management would not let them have her because of no pet deposit. I miss that little Mini Pin alot.
Then a month ago already, it seems like yesterday. The daughter broke up with her rotten boyfriend. He keeps causing problems and emotional termoil. 
I befriended both mother and daughter and it's hard to watch and listen to.  That could be why I'm in pain right now. I know my emotions have on occations ---- shut down my body to where I can not move.
HARA - Fibro, Diabetes 2, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, GERD

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   Posted 6/20/2009 1:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Hara, sorry to hear you're in pain. I had a hot spa after my session the other day and being in that hot bubbly water seemed to really relax all my muscles, I was definately helped by it. I guess hot bath is another alternative. Hang in there, golitho

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   Posted 6/20/2009 3:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hara, did I get that correctly that you just finished your 12 for this year? To end on a sore note like that would be terrible. I would go back in and complain that you were in so much pain and see if they could give you a free therapy to make up for what they did. At times it has to hurt but it should not be that bad. I hope with all the emotional turmoil things settle down for you and tomorrow is a relaxing day.

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   Posted 6/20/2009 4:52 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband get 21 visited a yr to PT. He has found out that Physical Therapists are just like doctors some are good some are bad. He changed his cuz he felt she wasn't agressive enough maybe you need one who is gentler or just ask or state. "DON"T HURT ME!"

((((((gentle hugs)))))))

I hope the next 5 appointments are less painful

39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all

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   Posted 6/20/2009 5:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hara, First I want to offer you some soft hugs:
I am sorry you are in so much pain. I can't keep us with everyone and all the details. Are you in pain management? Are you on meds? I do hope that you get to feeling better soon. Try a hot shower, heating pad, icepack, maybe some muscle rub? And yes, emotional stress can increase our pain levels. I do also hope that things will lighten up for you too in that department. It is alot to deal with. If you befriended the daughters ex-boyfriends mother, then maybe you could give her a call and explain that he is causing alot of problems and that it needs to stop. I don't know how old he is, but it may be necessary to contact the police. That sort of thing just shouldn't happen. Take care of yourself and try to rest tomorrow if you can.

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   Posted 6/21/2009 5:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you to everyone. Clarification now: The mother and daughter live together. If I see the ex-bf I am going to call the police because he is actually running from them. I hate all the drama right now it takes a toll. But I like where I live and my son is in a good school so moving is not an option.  The ex-bf is 25 and an alcoholic and a drug abuser. It's really sad because I saw so real potential in the guy. .....anyway next....
I am on Gampentin 600mg 3 times a day, flexeril, and I have a few Oxycodone (that I only take when I have to.) with some Tylenol Arthritis thrown in just to help out.
I've just been feeling alot of pelvic bone, hip pain lately. It feels like I'm sitting on little hard rocks. 
But tonight after all the drama died down I enjoyed myself with another neighbor on the stairwell outside. We just talked for almost 2 hours. She's having trouble accepting that a person she thinks is her friend is moving. I'm just trying to be kind and there for moral support.

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   Posted 6/21/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
i went through the same thing when i had PT, i was bawling from the pain it hurt so badly. tell your dr and maybe he can prescibe you a stronger med while you are going through PT. it just didn't work for me.
RX's: Oxycontin 80mg 2x's daily; Dilaudid 30 mgs 5x day; Zanaflex 4mg 3x's daily; Lyrica 100mg 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan 25mg (as needed/nausea); Reglan 10 mg. (30 minutes before meal/nausea) Cymbalta 60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Prilosec 30mg. & Senokot (as needed).
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   Posted 6/21/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
     I love my Tens Unit and wet Heat heating pad combo after stretches. Hope the rest go well. Good Luck
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   Posted 6/21/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm finished with PT for the year. I'll tell my DR. when I feel like it. At least I don't have to see him for a while. I go to the Reumy on the 26th of this month. I'll just write what I've been feeling down and see what she says.

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   Posted 6/22/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Aw Hara, honey, I'm so sorry that PT has caused you so much pain! I really feel for you, I do! You have to be careful with PT. Sometimes I think the PT's try to be too agressive, or move too quickly. I think I've told you, but I've been seriously injured by a PT, so I no longer trust any of them (had way too many bad ones). I do hope that you are feeling better today. Do you at least know some gentle exercises that you can do on your own? I don't remember, but were you doing pool PT, because if you weren't, you might want to think about doing some gentle exercises in the pool. There is much less impact & a gentler resistance!


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   Posted 6/23/2009 2:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a gym membership and the place had a pool it was nice. But I don't have the membership anymore. It cost too much. I am doing my own back exercises which don't hurt as much. Thanks
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