Posted 9/12/2007 12:58 PM (GMT -6)
Sorry to hear about your shouder. If it feels like you are being stabbed in the shoulder, just beneath the blade, your liver may be to blame. Also lungs can hurt there. RUQ pain, or right upper quandrant pain is classic liver pain and its in the back usually. If it's this kind of pain, you should get to the doc and get your liver enzymes tested, might be a medication doseage adjustment thing. If hubby doesn't believe you, there's not much you can do there except to tell him to wise up, you are sick after all and it's not going to be smooth sailing all time, he's a quarter, get a clue, etc. but I totally understand how you feel. I just hope you can find a doctor or clinic to get to to have them check it out. Maybe a heating pad and some bengay or something might help in the mean time? When I was in the UK I went to the clinic there and they didn't ask to see any papers and treated me at no cost, I don't remember if I was given a temporary SI card or what, I was on a student visa for three months. But the clinic should treat you no cost anyway, I think. Since you have a chronic illness, it might be good for you to touch base with them anyway, so you know where it is if you have to go for something worse.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments