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Old 05-14-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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I have been searching web time and time to get some justification for what I have been going through but no definite answers so maybe someone out there has experienced what I have. I started out with lower back pain time and time again I have these large lumps in lower back that seem to become inflammed and well cause pain. I have had this happen serveral times then it goes. This time I had constant lower back pain then it moved to my middle back and neck. It was followed with tingling in legs, arms, face, and weakness. I also had some twitching in muscles where i could seem them move. I also felt like i had sun burn and crawling down my spine. (I was convinced a parasite or something) I went to ortho : NOTHING went to Neurologist : NOTHING MRI: NOTHING Nerve conduction test: NOTHING so all is normal why did I have pain burning pain and crawling and then like some one poured water down my back. I woke up on friday : very little pain Saturday: almost no pain Sunday and Monday: I have been healed. I have been super sleepy but I can account that for sleeping late during the weekend. If it is gone what happened I believe God heals but if every test showed nothing what was wrong with me did I imagine all this? I guess I should be happy it is gone and thank God for the healing but I would have like to hear you had a pinched nerve it is gone you are better. I guess I am being dramatic but I am left with the question what was going on. I still have the muscles that will twitch but no pain or tingling just twitches and I am very sleepy but again I don't get enough rest. Has anyone been through this. I put this here because one ER doc said you should seek neuro for MS.

 
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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Re: hypochondriac?

Hello and welcome!
I am not a Doctor so please forgive me if I miss something or misunderstand, but I will try to share with you what I know and what I experienced myself. Hopefully will help you.

Personally, what you explained relates to your muscle issues. Exactly the same symptoms I and many other experience when they either sit in front of computer too long, or do some house work or gardening or exercise or some other activities which they don't do every day of their lives.
Sometimes even sleeping wrong can cause same symptoms only b/s your muscles somehow get inflamed due to uncomfortable position in bed or due to using them more than usually, or even a bad weather day may cause some muscle pain. My son is only 27 very fit and in great shape but often he complains about same thing if he does something. The other day he went with his gf to NYC and stocked in such bad traffic. He spend 4 hr behind the will and came home complaining of tingling, pain, burning sensations. His back was hurting him and when i tried to massage his back, I felt lumps of swollen muscles under my hands.
Would you believe that simple stress day by day can leave our muscles very tight around neck and back areas causing so much pain, inflammation of the muscles, and other symptoms you described? Yoga, relaxation technics, meditation - if you learn at least one of them, you will feel so much better!!!
I am very familiar with all this so it wasn't something I was worry about, but for someone like you, to whom these type problem is new, it can be frighting, I get it.

I would suggest you to stretch every single day; try slowly and gentle and add more minutes every day. Couple times a day - ideal. Of course build your muscles gentle in the beginning; this is the best advice I can give since "been there - done that". Swimming, walking in swimming pool, body massage, relaxation, meditation, yoga - I promise you, you will feel 100% better!

I dont know how old you are, but since we 25, our spine start to change and usually by age 40 we can see some changes on x-rays and MRI, CT scans. If your DR doesn't see anything on yours - you one lucky person. So it means you should try all the above healthy stuff to improve your muscle health and you will see a big difference. You will see it soon after you start.
Luckily not every symptom, not every pain is a disease. Sometimes solutions are easy and right here, we just have to try them all to get better.
And if you try it all, like they say, but your symptoms get more serious and worsen, you have to go and do more extensive search with blood work, etc.

Best of luck to you
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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Re: hypochondriac?

Thank you, I have been told many times that it may be stress and I found myself to think that it is stress as well, but I recently went to a general doctor and he stated andenoapathy (sorry if spelled wrong) and did blood work everything normal! He still wants me to see a Hematologist because he stated my glands are swollen for some reason and the specialist can help to figure it out. I guess we will see from there. I have put ice and massage and I do work out. In fact I have always been a real athletic person excluding the three weeks of pain that I had. The ice never helped and massage did nothing but relax around the area. So I will wait and see what they say. Thank you for your response.

 
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Re: hypochondriac?

Dear Tis,

of course it a good thing that your DR wants to check everything possible. Regarding glands, they get swollen from simple virus, sore throat not to mention strep throat, and I was told sometimes when a person gets run down by stress, hard work, etc. Another words, when immune system goes down, glands gets swollen sometimes.

Did they ever check you for Lyme disease? Unfortunately very rare when any blood test shows Lyme; people get diagnosed mostly by symptoms. I used to work with a young lady, hard working and ambitious who hardly ever complained.
One time she came to work with her knees swollen; than it was her ankles. Than she said her joints hurt her and she was very tired all the time. Her glands were swollen for a very long time.
Her GP told her she works too hard. For the whole year this woman wasn't doing well and finally her husband insisted her to go and see RA DR. And only based on her symptoms, and doctors knowledge and experience, she was diagnosed with Lyme disease. When this happened and her GP got a report, he called her saying this is wrong diagnoses and this is nothing but stress.
Her RA said that it very simply to check; if she gets a relieve from Lyme treatments, it means they on a right path. He was right. After only a month of treatments, she went back to normal. No more any symptoms and in 3 month she said she never felt better.
This is why when I talk to people who really not sure what is going on, I always tell them this story and my own story as well. And like always, I want to add: never give up, never get discouraged.


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