ugh, i'm falling apart :(

Dreeza

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Just need to vent...

these past 2 weeks have been horrible. I'm typically in pain of some sort, but 2 weekends ago, I was in such severe abdominal/pelvic pain, my boyfriend forced (ok not really...but I prob wouldn;t have gone if it weren't for him) me to go to the ER. Course they found nothing & ended up putting me through some of the most painful exams i have ever felt in my entire life.

Anyways, I recovered from that & then proceeded to have my "normal" leg & back pain exacerbeted horribly ALL last week. I was almost crying in my clinic my leg hurt so bad :(. The other PTs didn't even want to treat me cause I Was so irritated/flared up.

Then over this past weekend I had an episode where I totally lost my left peripheral vision...it was scary as crap. That is now back...but now my freaking right arm has hurt ever since sunday.

I kinda know what is wrong, but I can't treat myself & it is so flared up, that again, a lot of the treatment is just taking NSAIDs to help it calm down. It sucked cause I'd be treating patients (and I have to use my arm/strength a LOT) & my hand would just go totally weak & be sooo painful :(. My arm just friggin hurts now. Even typing this friggin hurts. I'm pretty confident it is from my neck, which makes it even worse.

Ugh, I am just being whiny. My bf is all "go to the doctor", but I think so much of it is stress related. I just got blood tests in the ER & everything was normal, so I can't imagine what else they would do. I have an acupuncture appt on Tues, so hopefully that can help calm down my nervous system.

I'm sick of being in pain.

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Have you ever tried a chiropracter? I know I'd be lost without mine whenever I start with pain in my legs, back, neck, shoulders, etc. The 1st one I went to years ago was just out for a quick buck and kept me running back & forth for ages. Finally found a great one who with just a couple of sessions has me painfree which lasts for a long time.

I hope you're feeling better soon!
 

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I'll second the chiropractor recommendation. If you want the name of a great one in Old Town, I'll send it to you.

Sorry you're dealing with so much :( That sounds absolutely miserable.
 

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do you get migraines? The vision part you mentioned sounds like it could be visual migraine stuff (I have had this happen). But, if you know what is going on --and know rest /NSAID's are the way to go--you know what you'd tell your patients to do. I hope it all settles down soon-- Feel better!
 

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I'd also recommend a good chiropractor. Helped me tremendously after my car wreck last year.
 

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I also say Chiropractor. I know you are dead set against them but in cases like this they can be a godsend. A quick adjustment can't relieve SO much of the irritation.

When I had a problem with constant pain in my arm and shoulder where I could barely even use the arm without extreme pain i went to doctor after doctor and they threw all kinds of NSAID's at me and they didn't even touch the pain. Resting and NSAIDs did nothing for the irritation. As soon as I would use the arm again at all the pain would start. Finally one doctor told me to go to a chiropractor because there wasn't really anything else the doc could do for me.

turned out the problem was in my neck. there were a bunch of nerves being pinched and they were so irritated and inflammed that nothing was going to calm them down without relieving the pressure on the nerves. ONE adjustment made all the difference in the world. I think I had three adjustments all together for that particular issue and I was cured and I've never had that issue again.
 

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thanks for the nice words everyone.

Sorry...can't see a chiro. All the "adjustments" they do, the PTs in my clinic can do. I have a very mobile neck & low back, so I really just do not trust a chiro to manipulate me
 

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Then have your PT's do them and be done with it.

However, I think you need to open up your mind a bit more. Your "mobile neck" isn't unique to you alone and any chiro worth their salt will know how to work with/around whatever. There are plenty of sh*tty ones out there, but then again, I know just as many hack PT's who do more harm than good as well. Honestly, you'll never get me to willingly go to a PT, because everything they tell me to do, I can get out of a book and save myself the trouble of having to sit in a waiting room.

When I had my car wreck last year, the doc took some xrays and said nothing was broken and to just start popping pain meds and muscle relaxers until the pain went away. I was so doped up I couldn't function to save my life and I couldn't turn my neck; everything was so out of whack I was limping. One adjustment from my chiro and I had full mobility back in my neck and was able to walk normally again. Three adjustments later, all was well. I was back on a horse within 3 weeks of the accident.

Hell, if you're so deadset on avoiding a chiro, go find an osteopath. They're a licensed medical doctor who has gone through a little extra schooling.
 

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