Neck Pain Radiating

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RA in texas
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   Posted 11/1/2012 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all, I made my first post last week to this group and was quiet surprised at the poeple that actually listened to my complaining (whining)!  It has been a long hard week for me. It started with neck pain that radiated down my left shoulder and arm.  My left fingers feel as though they have been asleep and just cannot wakeup! The neck pain travels up and triggers my migraines "Ughh" and it travels down my spine between my shoulder blades and just makes me miserable. about Tuesday the pain travelled down into my lower back and into my right leg. Not sure how to take this.  I have never dealt with this before.  smhair The only way I know how to decribe it is the movie jaws, when the shark comes up out of the water and takes a bite, it is not a muscle spasm- but rather a more intense pain that the steady pain I am all ready having.  I went to see my PCP wednesday morning, for bawling like a 2 year old and trying to explain myself I think she understood most of it.  She gave me a shot of solu-medrol and a shot of phenergan with stadal and called in a bunch of meds and I came home and went to bed. I was able to sleep for about 8 hours during the day. But as soon as I was up and moving around the pain was back.  I had an Mri tonight at 6:15 on my back, but won't know results until next wednesday morning.  All I have to say is I have lived with CP alot of my life, but you back sufferers take the cake.  There is no other pain comparable to that of back pain, my hat goes off to you- I honestly don't know how you people open your eyes in the morning knowing that as soon as you move the the Pain monster will have a horrible hold on you.  Please know are all in my prayers.   I do not want to head down this road of travel.

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   Posted 11/1/2012 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry you are going through all of this terrible pain. my wife is out from work for a week with back and leg pain, she is not accustomed to severe pain and is having a hard time with it herself. me, been dealing with it for over 2 years now, never gets any easier.

hope you find some relief, sooner rather than latter its ok to vent her, its all part of the process. at least when you do it here, you are talking to sympathetic people, who truly understand your pain and sufferings.

good luck

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   Posted 11/2/2012 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Venting here on the boards is better than it coming out somewhere else. This is a sympathetic bunch, I haven't been around that long, but it seems like everyone has had some experience like someone else, and is there to offer support and advice, or at least some encouragement.

Keep pushing.
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   Posted 11/2/2012 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi MrsFiro, I sure hope your meds will kick in and start giving you some decent relief. Pain just stinks period. I have had low back pain for so many years that I would not know what it is like to not be hurting. It seems like when one thing starts to hurt, you get the domino effect going and everything else wants to scream pain.

Hopefully you can get things calmed down before long. Take care....Susie
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