bush woman, new member with muscles spasms

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   Posted 7/18/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Posted by bushwoman today @ 2:14 A.M.
 hi i am from canada and has been a guinea pig for years with doctors not believing in my medical problems grannyboots i have your symptoms all of them i also have diarhea all the time doctors here well the ones i have seen dont believe in fibromalgia but have it for years had a hyatius hyrnia they operated but still have reflux disease the spasms in my ribs and back and stomach is unbearable they tell me there is nothing wrong i am so depressed without getting answers so if anyone can help i would greatly appreciate it  thanks suffering from canada

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   Posted 7/18/2009 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Posted by Dencha today @ 8:46 AM
Welcome, Bush woman!
Sorry to hear you're suffering from so many problems, and not being heard by your doctors. I suggest that you post a new thread on the first page of the GERD forum, so other members will be more likely to find you and respond.
This is a very active forum, with lots of experienced members, so I'm sure you'll get lots of support and information here.
Good luck!

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   Posted 7/18/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning bushwoman,

Welcome to the GERD/Heartbrun Forum.  I moved your post into a thread of your own so we would all have a chance to meet and greet you.

Keep on talking with  us as we are here to listen and support you in any way we can.

Again a warm welcome.




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   Posted 7/18/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
i thank you kitt and denise cause i am not the greastest on the puter so any direction will be very helpful thanks again it is nice to have friends who care and understand bushwoman

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   Posted 7/25/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi bush woman, 

I have had muscle spasms too for about 3 years.  I have had every test and some of them twice but nothing shows up.  I can't sleep on my left side at all or it triggers a spasm just under my rib cage.  If I carry something against my left side it triggers a spasm. sometimes the spasms lasts for hours and travels around to my back or up into my neck.  When I walk a lot i get a spasm in my stomach area which goes into my chest and I have trouble swallowing.  It feels like my esphosphus is being twisted. 

I hate them.  I just wish I knew what to do.  I walk around holding my stomach and ribs so the spasms won't be too bad and I too push down on my stomach.  It helps a little.   I have GERDS and IBS and one doctor said it was fibromyalgia but nothing they have suggested has worked. 

I have recently tried myoflex and Volteran creams.  They work for about an hour and then the pain comes back. 

I have tried several chiropractors but it only made the spasms worse.  A neurologist suggested accupunture so I am trying to find a really good one. 
In the meantime I just try to get through the day as best as possible and keep trying to think positive.
Today is another beautiful day!  Take a deep breath and let it go!

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   Posted 7/25/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Ps. Bush woman, I am from Canada as well. Welcome!!
Today is another beautiful day!  Take a deep breath and let it go!

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   Posted 7/26/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sappy,
Sorry to hear about those spasms. While I haven't had them, I've read lots of posts describing very similar experiences. It's hard when you go to doctors, and they can't help you. Hopefully somebody comes by with some ideas for you. At any rate, this is a good place to vent when you're feeling frustrated.

I love your "Today is another beautiful day..." quote. It's a great philosophy, and will certainly help you get through your physical challenges.
Best wishes!

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   Posted 7/27/2009 2:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Sappy and Bushwoman,
I spend most of my time on the chronic pain forum, but recently have come over here to learn because I just got diagnosed with Barrett's.

You might want to post on the chronic pain section because lots of us have muscle spasms. I've been through more physical therapists than I care to count; some lousy but some great, and getting an evaluation by a good PT might help identify what muscles are tightening, and maybe some stretches that will help loosen them. I also have a TENS unit (transcultaneous electrical stimulator) that's for home use I got through my physical therapist, but if you go for PT you'll usually have a lot of different therapies such as massage, ultrasound and stim units used on you. A good massage therapist can also help. If I had the money I'd get regular massages and try acupuncture. But finding out what the cause is can help. For example, it can be due to postural issues. Something simple that if you don't correct the muscles will keep tightening.

Hope this helps a bit. You can also use the quick jump menu at the top of the page to easily switch between different parts of the Healing Well forum.

Again, welcome!

p.s. I'm not very familiar with the muscle spasms in the stomach from GERD. One other thing that I know is helpful for any kind of pain is learning deep relaxation exercises. You can get some great materials (CD's or downloads) at www.healthjourneys.com. There are many other sources, but I use these (I have no financial connection whatsoever) because they're produced by Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, and she started her work with the Cleveland Clinic and is now know nationally. Her guided imagery and relaxation materials are used in research studies, so they're scientifically credible. Plus the more I read about GERD (and in my case Barretts esophagus) relaxing is one of the many strategies that can be helpful, especially to ease anxiety which can increase stomach acid.

Post Edited (PAlady) : 7/27/2009 1:32:23 AM (GMT-6)

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