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cass
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   Posted 3/24/2012 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know where to post this. But my neck has been sore for the past couple weeks and have been dealing with a cold too. I cannot touch my chin to my chest without pain. I did not injure my neck at all and did not wake up sore either and did not pull a muscle. My neck is swollen on the right side and my lymph nodes on the right side below my jaw are sore when I feel them. Any ideas?

Cassie

Post Edited By Moderator (Screaming Eagle) : 3/25/2012 8:36:14 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 3/24/2012 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Cassie!

….well it sounds like you have a very nasty cold there! shakehead You know of course that we cannot diagnose your problem, but I will suggest that you seek medical attention soon. It could be that your problem is related to your illness….but again you need to let a professional take a peek at it. The fix could be as simple as a round of Antibiotics….or if it's a virus…just let it run it's natural course.

Again, I would seek a Dr as soon as possible. Were sorry you are suffering….and sometimes the symptoms that come along with a cold like this may seem pretty odd.

Take care, and I wish you the best…and hope you heal quickly.

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   Posted 3/25/2012 12:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Cassie,

I was thinking along the same lines as SE.... it could be "many" things.... but it very well could be swollen glands and that you need antibiotics.

I hope you feel better soon!

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cass
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   Posted 3/25/2012 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for replying. My whole spine hurts and I cannot turn my head side to side or touch my chin to my chest still. I also have a pimple like red sore on top of my gum in the back of my mouth. That has been there for a few days now.

Cassie

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   Posted 3/25/2012 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you feel better, Cassie..... If it keeps hurting - I'd definitely get in to see your doctor.

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   Posted 3/25/2012 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree Cassie!…you really need to get into a Dr ASAP! Please don't put something like this off….it might be simple…but then again…you never know.

Please let us know how it turns out. OK?

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   Posted 4/3/2012 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for replying. I went to the drs last Wednesday and got bloodwork. It showed my CRP levels are elevated but the dr does not know why. I am achy all over, including my wrists and back. I still cannot touch my chin to my chest without pain. I have no idea what is going on with me. I woke up Tues morning with nausea too.

Cassie

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   Posted 4/5/2012 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
My sedimentation rate on the blood work results were elevated. I got the paper in that explained it a little. I called my dr and the nurse said the average sedimentation rate is 0-20 and mine was 60. The sedimentation rate is elevated from inflammation. The dr still does not know what is causing the inflammation. The sedimentation rate is ESR. CRP is the same thing in regards to inflammation so the CRP is elevated too? I am confused still of what is going on. Any ideas?

Cassie

cass
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   Posted 4/9/2012 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Any ideas?

Cassie

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   Posted 4/9/2012 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Cassie...

When I've been at my sickest, my sed rate runs really high.... it can be lots of different things.... it just means that "something" is causing inflammation in your body.

What does your doctor say about all of this? Has he/she talked about sending you to a rheumatologist?

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cass
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   Posted 4/9/2012 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
My dr does not know what is causing my sedimentation rate to elevate that high. All I know is that my joints have been sore for 4 weeks now. I have good days where the pain is not too bad, and bad days where the pain is bad. My dr has not mentioned anything about sending me to a rheumatologist. Maybe I should suggest that to him? It certainly would not be a bad idea.

Cassie

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   Posted 4/9/2012 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   

 

   ...Cassie,...did your Dr leave you hanging then?....or are there more test on the way?

  Sorry, I'm of no help...but surley your Dr is working this problem.

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   Posted 4/9/2012 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I would definitely push to go to a Rheumatologist. It's strange that they just left you without any direction..

We aren't Drs. here so we can't offer any type of diagnosis help...But we are certainly here to empathize and hope you keep going forward and find answers and solutions..
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cass
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   Posted 4/9/2012 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the replies.

Screaming Eagle: Yes my dr is leaving me haning. When the nurse told me that my sedimentation rate is 60, she did not seem to want me to get another appointment with dr to do more tests. Don't know why. The normal range is 0-20 she said and mine is 60. That is not normal and there is something going on. My wrists keep hurting and other joints in my body hurt and I woke up this morning with a pounding headache and left arm pain in my inner arm.

Snowbunny21: Seeing a Rheumatologist would probably be a good solution since my dr is not helping me. I don't know though what tests they can do to find out what is causing my sore joints. It has been like that for 4 weeks now. I do have some good days where the pin is not too bad, and then bad days where the pain is bad.

I seem to aggravate my wrists when I use them or if I move alot I aggravate my joints too. So maybe it is inflammation that hurts when it gets aggravated?

Cassie

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   Posted 4/10/2012 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Cassie if this is an auto-immune type of problem a rheumatologist would be an excellent dr to see. If this were me with joint pain and a high sed rate my next phone cal would be making the call to get an appt. If a referral is needed the PCP needs to take care of this.

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   Posted 4/10/2012 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I would suggest that you go to a different doctor. The symptoms suggest infection, maybe even meningitis. See a doctor who is willing to do the tests and prescribe antibiotics. In my experience, urgent care doctors are more pro-active than GPs.
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