Does anyone have left side body pain?

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   Posted 7/31/2009 4:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have left side body pain? I have pain from my left side of my head down to my left foot and toes. Everything hurts and I am having a bit of tremors or shaking because of the pain. Oh whoopy *sarcasam* I get to see my doctor on Tuesday morning.

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   Posted 7/31/2009 4:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hara, Maybe you can call your doctor and change the appt. Maybe they can see you today(Friday). This might not should wait until Tuesday.Is this something that has just started? The symptoms do concern me. And I really think you should be seen before Tuesday. Please atleast call and see if the appt. can be changed.

I do have pain worse on my left side.But I think mine is from nerve damage. It is different. My main pain is left hip and buttock. I think mine is from waiting too long to have the surgery.It isn't all the way down on the left side like your is.

I do hope you will try to change the appt. And I hope you start feeling better soon. Please let us know how it goes. And keep us posted on how you are feeling.

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/31/2009 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
   Dear Hara,
    Good Morning *huggs* It is good to see you again! I hope you are atleast a little rested today, it sounds, frankly like that is scarey and crutty!
     I only have a selective increase in pain in the legg of my left side.. but that is "normal" for what is going on in my body. You know, hip itself is being crushed. I think an entire side of the body is usually heart and brain related. I know you see him tuesday, but gosh that sure seems like a long way away right now. Take good care of yourself get as much rest as possible.
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   Posted 7/31/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I think Anice has given you some good advice, especially if these are new symptoms. If they have appeared just out of the blue, I would try to call your doctor and even though it's Friday night someone is hopefully on call, and you could tell them by phone your symptoms and see if they want you to go to an E.R. If they are symptoms you've had awhile, and know something about the cause, maybe waiting is ok. A phone call never hurts, even to an E.R. to report your symptoms and see what they say.


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   Posted 7/31/2009 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I will add my agreement to the above advice. If this is an ongoing condition and the pain level has increased then it 'might' be OK to wait. BUT...if this is new pain please get yourself to an ER if you cannot get into the doc. One sided body pain CAN possibly be a symptom of stroke but it could be other things also.

For general information... if it is a stroke you have exactly 3 hours to get yourself to an ER for clot buster treatment that can stop what's happening. That does NOT mean 3 hours and 10 minutes, it means no more than 3 hours from when the symptoms began.

Signs of stroke are from the American Heart Association, NIH and the American Stroke Association are:
* Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
* Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
* Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
* Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
* Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

This is not put here to scare you or anyone else but hopefully to help someone recognize and aid someone who has these symptoms.

Hugs and please take care!
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   Posted 7/31/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I had an EKG done back in May 2009 and it was normal. I had a brain scan and it was normal. If I get worse over the weekend I will go to the ER.
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