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couchtater
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   Posted 4/19/2016 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My left shoulder had becomed inflamed and is causing pain in my left ribs and sending pain into hand. smhair smhair

The worst thing about it is I'm a lefty! mad

Tylenol barely touches it. Heat helps temporary. TENS unit temporary.

I guess I need to call my rheumatologist. Ugh.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Lynnwood
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   Posted 4/19/2016 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Ice!! Generally ice is better for inflammation than heat.

You may need a short course of prednisone - my Dr (rhuemy) generally leaves me with a script so I can use prednisone as needed without having to talk to him every time. (Of course, we've thoroughly covered when to use it, and how much to use for how long!)

Best wishes,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

couchtater
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   Posted 4/19/2016 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Time to pull out the ice bag then. I'm used to using heat when my back hurts.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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