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Posted by Tweak, edited on October 19, 2000 at 07:52:10:

In Reply to: Re: Need Help! posted by Tweak on October 19, 2000 at 06:14:10:

: Lee,this is probably not much help, but I am one of those "lucky" people who encounter major spasms rather easily. Wound too tight I guess. The symptoms that you describe may be spasms that MUST be controlled with pain meds, muscles relaxers and stress medications before you will begin to see any improvement, and be able to adequately diagnose your problem. This is just a wild guess, mind you, and it sounds as though you've pretty much been through the ringer, but it may be worth looking into. Good luck, and as one who has been in the emergency room twice in the last 10 days, I can sympathize, and I wish that there were something productive that I could do to help you, as well as all of those who have taken the time to reach out to me over these last few days. A few simple words of encouragement, a little advise and information goes a long way. It's almost 3:00 A.M. here in Seattle, and my Dr. just told me today that when this is all over, my next battle will be with drug dependency. I have 0 pain tolerance, and these massive (according to him) amounts of drugs that I'm taking don't seem to do much. Of course, I havent tried to stop taking them since last tuesday when I ended up in ER with a Vasovagal syncope. The passing out symptom that you describe may well be vasovagal response to pain. I have also experienced the neck and shoulder stiffness you describe, and for me it seems all related. I didn't mean to hijack your post, and I apologize, but be sure that they are not simply overlooking massive spasm. My back will knot up something fierce just from pain spasms, and my problem is L5-S1 DDD. I had several doctors not even mention the spasms, and when the neurosurgeon took one look at my back, (he didn't even touch it) he recognized the spasms immendiately, and set me on a medication course to overcome that before going further with any treatmnet.


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