think my costo is coming back - help

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debimum
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   Posted 11/9/2006 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I woke up with pain on my left side again. It's the nagging pain I had for over a week before I ended up in the hospital with. It's only been two weeks I think since I was taken to the ER.  I am not sure what to do, but am afraid of getting that back again.  Just can't keep going to the ER. 
   Do cardio doctors handle this?  But I guess when I call one I should ask if they have ever heard of it and  know how to handle it.  I have to get this  gone, if that's possible.  But it's the kind that doesn't let up.  Even with laying down.  I tried the towel thing two weeks ago, but I think that's what made it worse.
 
any input would be greatly appreciated. 
back to square #1- off meds for now-dx with fibro.  Have a positive ANA. . Pain reliever. lodine- possibly neurotin 300mg, (not sure about that yet) sublingual B-12 , Chronic shortness of breath, sinus infections.  Asthma/COPD.
 
 


debimum
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   Posted 11/9/2006 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
And are muscle relaxors the best way handle this?  I think someone said they got steroid shots in their muscles, but I am allergic to solumedrol and they are hesitant to do any kind of steroid shots. I had been checking into ti for my lower back at one point. 

back to square #1- off meds for now-dx with fibro.  Have a positive ANA. . Pain reliever. lodine- possibly neurotin 300mg, (not sure about that yet) sublingual B-12 , Chronic shortness of breath, sinus infections.  Asthma/COPD.
 
 


els
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   Posted 11/12/2006 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi debimum, I guess it would really depend on exactly what kind of pain your having in your left side.  I have MS and have back spasms that vary from a slow cramping when they start to a tight jabbing which can spread up my neck and down my right leg.  They do get so bad where they can knock the air out of my lungs.  For this I take Zanaflex (a muscle relaxer) that is designed for people with spinal injuries and MS on a daily basis and PRN (extra) when needed. 

I have had Solu-medrol infusions via IV for my MS flairs but have always had very bad reactions to it so I no longer take them and just ride out the flairs and since I am in secondary progressive stage anyway, I dont get so many flairs anymore.  As for the steroid shots your refering to I think it may be Cortisone Injections perhaps and these are usually administered for those who have had an injury of their muscles or joint.  I used to get Cortisone Injections done in my knees and they hurt.  I am not so sure about doing them in muscles though...

You may try to isolate where the pain is coming from and see your primary care doctor about it.  It is possible you pulled a muscle or have injured your back in some way.  Also, maybe have a slipped disk that can cause lots of pain and discomfort.  Please do let us know how it goes....My thoughts are with you


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dori18
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   Posted 11/13/2006 1:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi debimum. If yor chest pain has been dx as costochondritis cardiologists do not treat them, but aprimary care doc or a rheumatoligist would. muscle relaxers sometimes are used to treat it, as well as anitinflammatories-as costo is an inflammation of your sternum. Sometimes injections are used. it depends on the seerity of it and on your doc and how he treats chronic pain. talk to your primary care doc, he should be able to help, and if not, try a rheumatologist-they should be well informed of it.

Amy
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