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posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 05:27 AM
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I'm prone to think that my answer may lie in a good chiropractor, but the only way my insurance pays for one of those, is if it pertains to lower back adjustments. And we know it's not in my back.




posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 05:30 AM
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Originally posted by janasstar
And I'll know I'm through with my 'lifeline' here. Thank you for your help. Jana


I didn’t mean to chase you away or anything, I just think you’ll find some folks who can help you out to a much greater degree on a site with actual doctors. I am sure that come morning here in the eastern US, there will be a lot more folks who will chime in on this with other good possibilities.

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posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 05:33 AM
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I didn't mean anything by that. That was my dry sense of humor trying to override my pain sensors. :-) so as not to have a one-liner here, I appreciate the opportunity to talk about this and get some feedback.

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posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 05:40 AM
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Well I wish you good luck with finding out what is wrong, and hopefully getting it dealt with. Keep us updated as to what you find out.




posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 05:44 AM
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will do, and thanx once again for your help. I will check out that web page before signing off for the night or morning.



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 05:51 AM
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Originally posted by janasstar
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I'm prone to think that my answer may lie in a good chiropractor, but the only way my insurance pays for one of those, is if it pertains to lower back adjustments. And we know it's not in my back.


Well-l-l, you never know. Your doctor may be able to work out something and you get a little extra in addition to helping the lower back. I mean we -all- need to strengthen and work on our postural muscles.

I'm not suggesting defrauding the insurance, just that the doctor should be able to have some creative latitude in this.

The thing is, you may need to try a couple different chiros. So if you do get that working, then just keep alert for your 'quack alarms' to go off.

Also bear in mind that you probably -will- get some initial 'relief' from any chiro visit if the guy is good and you trust him. Part of that is, I think, the placebo effect. So don't be afraid to try different docs - they're all kinda different - several different base philosophies. (Personally I'd avoid those kinds that use that tool they tap you with)



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posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 05:55 AM
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You're funny! :-) Could you explain that tapping tool just a little bit. I'm afraid that's a little lost on me



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 06:09 AM
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Uh, sorry wasn't trying to be funny.

Here's a link that talks about it.

www.chirobase.org...

Hope this helps. Over and out.


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posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 06:12 AM
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hope i didn't offend you, just meant your way of putting things. you've been very helpful. thanx again, jana



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 06:12 AM
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Think I am exhausted enough to sleep now. I'll sign back in this afternoon and review any suggestions that might be forthcoming at that time. Jana














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posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 12:22 PM
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I was going to suggest some type of arthritis. Some forms can cause painful swelling.


Just because the doctors don't know what it is, doesn't mean that there isn't a definition for it, I have spent years trying to figure out what is wrong with my back to no avail. Till the right doc figured it out. I have heard horror stories of doctors not diagnosing stuff.

I also have fibro, which generally doesn't cause those kinds of symptoms.
But it could be a form of lupus, psoriatic arthritis, etc. I would go to a rheumy. There are about 100 different kinds of arthritis.


Have you looked into bug bites?


Don't stop, see different kinds of doctors, even if you have to go into another state.

I have dealth with chronic pain for a long time with fribro and early onset arthritis. Not only is trying to find answers a depressing process, having your life changed overnight is emotionally debilitating. Depression is a common association with chronic pain. I ended up in therapy.


I wish you the best of luck and hope you find what you are looking for.


[edit on 30-8-2007 by nixie_nox]

Edited to ad that I am really surprised they don't have you on a steroid to help with the swelling.

[edit on 30-8-2007 by nixie_nox]



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:21 PM
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Do you think you may have been bitten by a spider? The reason I ask is I watched a documentary ages ago and there were bite victims who were still in agonising pain years after their bites, some of them even had fingers removed. I can't remember much more but the victims lived in the US.Did you mention a tick bite? Ticks are a variety of spider and they can give you Lyme disease. That can attack various parts of the body and give a variety of symptoms. Yours could be one of them.



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:36 PM
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Some sort of bite was what I has thinking as I read the OP, that or an severe allergic to another source - but wouldn't that sort of thing either clear up in a short amount of time, or just continue to get worse? Don't really know - never been particularity medically minded.

janasstar - sorry to hear of your situation, hope you find some useful information. p.s. watched a docu on how pointless and daft homeopathy is - so my 2 cents would be don't waste any money in that area!



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by wigit
Do you think you may have been bitten by a spider?


You might be on to something here. She did mention that she was struck by immense pain, and that it was a very sudden onset of symptoms. Some of these symptoms do sound eerily similar to certain types of poisoning from Arachnids, and the fact that you were bitten by a tick could play into the issue as well. Lyme disease can show symptoms years after the initial bite, and localized inflammation is a very good indication of such a thing.

Good post!



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:59 PM
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If you are in a state that has voted in legal medicinal cannabis, you might try getting a referral from a doc near you and trying limited doses; it has proved tremendously beneficial to many pain patients that have had no success with convetional analgesics. If you cannot tolerate smoke a vaporizor eliminates that problem. I would try most conventional remedies first, but if you have exhausted all other possibilities and are still suffering, what have you got to lose? Just make sure that you follow state law and do not place yourself in jeopardy legally speaking if at all possible.

Even if you do not find relief from that herbal remedy, it cannot harm you and is not physically addictive in any sense. Of course, consult a physician before trying ANY substance that you are unfamiliar with. If you are in an unenlightened State, you must weigh the risk versus benefit ratio before making a decision, but in any case as a chronic pain patient myself I can surely appreciate what you are going through.

Just never give up, try a chiropracter for any alignment situations bone wise, and try alternative doctors if possible; some practitioners can suggest treatments that may not be in vouge with the medical establishment but that may very well be effectatious to your condition. Best of luck in finding relief!!



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 02:25 PM
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I would go to a chiropractor for now. If it helps, my chiropractor is only about $10-$15 more than my copay, so they are not too expensive. Be prepaired, you will most likely have to go back for a second trip and maybe a third. It takes a while to retrain your muscles to go back to normal.

The bite theory also sounds likely. I agree with the other person who mentioned it earlier that this might be two different things. Perhaps you got bit by something while you slept. You didnt wake until you tried to move your arm and realized it hurt. Then, the pain in your arm caused you to tense up which threw your neck out. My sholder will sit considerably higher than the other when I throw my neck and back out.

Hope that helps. Good luck.



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 02:54 PM
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The spider bite theory sounds likely in my opinion. But you should also try to make a list of things you ingested just prior to the incident (food, water, beverages, etc.). There are tons of chemicals in the food supply that can cause major illnesses (msg, aspertame, pesticides, fluoride, arsenic, and more).

There is a book written about the chemicals that have been increasing in the food supply for the last hundred years that directly correlate with the increase in illnesses and disease in our society. You can read about it here: www.hundredyearlie.com...

Also, there is another website that I visit often that provides lots of information on natural/herbal cures for many health issues and they expose a lot of the scams of the FDA, food and pharma industries. You can find it at: www.newstarget.com...

I really hope you find the cause and can get this problem alleviated soon. Good luck!



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by mrsdudara
Be prepaired, you will most likely have to go back for a second trip and maybe a third. It takes a while to retrain your muscles to go back to normal.


Good point. Just to clarify...there is nothing that the chiro does with manipulations that causes your muscles to retrain. They give you a set of calisthenic-type exercises (situps, stretches, back arches) and they suggest you do both waist and back exercises to strengthen the stomach and the lower back and -that- is what is corrective. IOW target the posture via strengthening the core muscles and the postural muscles.

Now, there may be something going on with the HVLA type of treatment they use, but in general, if you have a sagging belly, a tipped pelvis and so forth that has to be corrected along with the chiro manipulations on the table. (my opinion)


Perhaps you got bit by something while you slept. You didnt wake until you tried to move your arm and realized it hurt. Then, the pain in your arm caused you to tense up which threw your neck out. My sholder will sit considerably higher than the other when I throw my neck and back out.


Forgive the full quote, but this is exactly what I'm thinking.

I also seem to recall that show about the spider bites that caused agonizing pain even years later that one of the posters above mentions. I'd put that near the top of the list to ask about. Maybe google and print out info you find about that for the doc.

Good post!



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 04:39 PM
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I advise checking out wrongdiagnosis.com... , along with their forums at forums.wrongdiagnosis.com...

Those folks should be able to help you a little more than us, heh. I've been going through chronic abdominal pain for the past four years and the 'Docs don't have a bloody clue either, the worst is when they say it's all in your head.



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by janasstar
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forgive me for thinking out loud, but does anyone know if this sounds like some type of arthritis.


No, it's not an arthritis. That's a degnerative joint problem, and it behaves a little differently.

I'd lean towards a blood clot that caused a blockage and then vanished. Blood clots cause that kind of pain (my dad had one last month) and if it's not diagnosed immediately, it can break up and wander off and either go away or cause small problems elsewhere. While the clot is there, though, things die.

So if the clot lasted (say) a day and they didn't catch it or suspect it (you'd be young for such a thing, but they do happen), then it could have damaged both nerves and blood vessels just enough to cause continuing problems.


My skin never turned red. Other than being purple and black under the armpit, it had a purplish bulbous appearance to the upper arm. between the elbow and shoulder.


Another thing that made me think it was a clot. Do you know if this diagnosis was ever considered?





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