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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 11/25/2007 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Guys,
Been very busy with the schoolyear coming to a close. I seem to have a flurry of symptoms at the moment including deep pain in my right arm and leg. My arm is worse, with the pain seeming to come from deep in my armpit along the arm bone into the muscle close to the start of my little finger. The buzzing in my feet is back as well. Just wondering if I'm likely to be left with this pain for ever now, or will it eventually subside to numbness like I now have in my back. the pain is very hard to deal with and is getting me down. I am taking panadol/neurofen for it and it does help. I have my MRI tomorrow. Maybe I will get some answers soon. Can anyone else tell me where and how they experience their pain? Does stress play a part in disease progression?

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 11/25/2007 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Forgot to add something else. For about a month one of my fingers (left pointer) goes haywire and twitches from side to side. It is crazy!! Doesn't bother me except it looks so bizarre. It happens a few times a day for a couple of minutes, particularly if I have put pressure on it - ie carrying a bag or the like. Any ideas?? At least it doesn't hurt!

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 11/25/2007 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey anniebooboo,

Stress plays a huge part for me.  I need to consciously work on maintaining an even level of stress.  For me that means letting things go, delegating work and house-hold responsibilities.  I try not to worry about the things I cannot control.  It is hard to do but with practice it gets easier. 

I am not sure I can answer your pain question.  I don't know if your pain will subside and become numbness.  For some that is the case, for others, they are left with pain.  This is usually called nerve pain.  It is real pain and can be very disruptive to quality of life.  There are medications that can help (neurontin, lyrica and cymbalta are a few that get mentioned a lot here).  I don't have a great deal of nerve pain.  I have pain associated with spasticity, or muslce tightness.  I manage it by stretching, staying as fit as possible and using klonopin when the pain is really bad. 

Again, make sure you tell your doctor.  Good luck with your MRI.  Let us know how you are and what the doctor says. 

Love and prayers,

Diagnosed with MS July 2006
Co-moderator MS forum
I was strongest when I laughed at my weakness.
Elmer Diktonius

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