Pain Description...?

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TakinCharge
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   Posted 1/9/2011 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
The newest area for me came about today...on the inside area of my upper arm...usually its on the outside and this is definitely a different type of pain.
 
Sudden, gripping, jabbing, comes and goes then settles down for awhile.  Also had one hit my back near my kidney area - but only once.  The arm pain has been coming and going ALL day today.  Literally stops me in my tracks.
 
Anyone else feel like giving a description? smilewinkgrin

Gretchen1
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   Posted 1/11/2011 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I get nerve pain most nights.  I think it must have to do with being tired.  I work full time still, so I am busy busy.  about 4 o'clock most afternoons, I start getting pain.  It starts with "bengay boots" ......icy-hot.  Later it might progress to a bad sunburn.  If I am really lucky, it will turn into a skin being peeled off with a dull knife.  The worse it gets, the more I get herky-jerky restless legs as well.  Thankfully, I wake with no pain.
 
Fun fun!!

TakinCharge
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   Posted 1/15/2011 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear that, Gretchen....sounds horrible. Do you have days with no pain?

Gretchen1
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   Posted 1/15/2011 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Nope.  It's pretty much every evening.  Most of my symptoms are consistent.  I don't have too much that comes and goes.  I am very grateful for waking pain free.
 
I have constant (albeit mild) vertigo, constant balance issues.  My lower legs (mid shin) and feet are numb on a skin level.  I can feel pressure.  I feel cuts or injuries as heat.  I recently dropped a peanut butter jar and thought I missed my foot.  The next day my big toenail was black and blue.  My left thumb is numb as are some places on my left hand.  I have coordination problems with my hands, especially my left.  I have mild nystagmus.  I can have some variations in my symptoms but for the most part, I have symptoms every minute of everyday.  It depends on the amount of damage done to your spine or brain via lesions. 
 
I did once lose the vision in my right eye.  It gradually came back.  It took four months. 

TakinCharge
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   Posted 1/16/2011 1:38 AM (GMT -6)   
The skin on back of my neck stays numb as well as around my hip area.  I do not know how you deal with constant vertigo! Do meds help with that at all?

Gretchen1
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   Posted 1/16/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Since it is mild, you just learn to deal with it.  I don't have it too much when sitting or lying down unless I move my head real fast.  While standing and walking, I do have the constant sensation that I am on something that is moving or swaying a little.  My body thinks it has to constantly adjust to this movement.  I do better if I lean against something solid like a counter, table, wall or couch etc.
 
When the vertigo is bad, I will get nauseous.  Ginger can help with that.  The doctor has perscribed meclizine with valium if I am vomiting.  I only use it if things are really bad because all I do is sleep on it.........better than barfing!
 
I feel blessed that I am not worse off.  I can walk well; I have strong legs, I just have to watch the balance.  I can also see pretty well.
 
 
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