i had a warm bath with radox muscle salts, and it didnt help. im on prescription painkillers, plus celebrex and mobic, yet the pain is incresing and spreading. i cant lift my right arm, my shoulder seems frozen in place, and the pain shoots up my neck and down my spine- i have chest pain also, and its only the right side of my body that is affected. im at my wits end. im used to pain, but not on this level. normally when i have a flare up, its a gradual thing that builds and builds to major pain. this time, however, it came on suddenly with no warning- with my arm/shoulder all i can think of is raising my arm to write on the board in my classroom. maybe doing this day in and day out is a repetitive thing? at this stage, i cant even lift my arm above head- at all.
im on panadeine forte (codeine) and digesic. this is the strongest meds they will give me. they are not even making a dent in the pain at the moment. im using heat packs (wheat bags) and topical anti-inflamms like voltaren gel but im getting no relief, and my sleep is fractured and fragmented as i cant get comfy in bed. my body feels like it is falling apart. im on Xanax for A/P and i hoped that might relax the muscles but it hasnt helped in that area at all.
im stressing because im never healthy- but this time, the pain is immobilsing me. (ive needed crutches in the past for bad hips and knees, but what do you do when its your upper torso thats affected?)
Goodnite, and God bless,
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Migraines, GERD, Anaemia, Sinusitis, Chronically perforated eardrums, Pinched Nerves, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Trichotilomania, Glandular Fever, Bursitis, Encapsulitis, Seasonal Mood Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Nexium. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie. XX.