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Old 01-15-2011, 07:13 AM   #1
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Really bad nerve pain

Happy Saturday, everyone! Well, I had a new experience last night (sort of). I have been having a degree of nerve pain for quite awhile now. Tingling, numbness, some mild burning. Last night I woke up in the middle of the night and I had some of the worst pain ever. Not only did I have that deep bone ache when you have a pinched nerve, but my right hand felt like it was on fire....literally. I mean, it was almost Like a hot agony. Drove me out of bed. Anybody have any suggestions? It was horrid!! Hugs, guys! Diane

 
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Re: Really bad nerve pain

go see your doctor. if you have a neurologist i suggest that one. always wise to check out symptoms. you may have nerve damage, best to find out. i did and was glad to know there were other reasons for it. i have neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome. i can relax when it happens and know it will end. all the reasons for it being in my body are cyclic. i also wear braces to sleep when it acts up. they work.
try a heating pad and see if it eases off. it's what i use. really the only thing that helps me when it acts up.
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Neuralgia and neuropathy..lovely little buggers...I take neurontin for it. It works for some. Lucky for me it works. I am in the process of increasing my dose slowly. I still sometimes get numbness and pain..But way better than it was. Yes see your doctor..feel better love..xoxo

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Re: Really bad nerve pain

Sounds like carpal tunnel to me too, take blues advice and see a Dr. Do you tend to sleep with your hands curled up or on them ? That makes ir hurt even more. Those braces really do make a difference.
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Bad nerve pain, I am new to this site, I know just what you are enduring! The burn is enough to drive you nuts. For me I use ice. I know it is not true burning of the skin but when you are at the mercy of your broken nerves any help is welcome. I have large gel ice bags that I put on the affected areas. I have chronic nerve pain and multi back problems. Ice works because I believe that it numbs the reactions of the nerves and the feedback that the nerves are reading. I sure hope this helps.hang in there,you can do any thing you put your mind to. My nerve pain with burning comes and goes so when you are in the depths of the pain there is a better day ice up and take your meds the morning will be better you must stay positive. I know...this is my 10th year with my nerve pain diagnosis. Be well Indian mom

 
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Bad nerve pain, I am new to this site, I know just what you are enduring! The burn is enough to drive you nuts. For me I use ice. I know it is not true burning of the skin but when you are at the mercy of your broken nerves any help is welcome. I have large gel ice bags that I put on the affected areas. I have chronic nerve pain and multi back problems. Ice works because I believe that it numbs the reactions of the nerves and the feedback that the nerves are reading. I sure hope this helps.hang in there,you can do any thing you put your mind to. My nerve pain with burning comes and goes so when you are in the depths of the pain there is a better day ice up and take your meds the morning will be better you must stay positive. I know...this is my 10th year with my nerve pain diagnosis. Be well Indian mom
Hi there! Welcome! I will try the ice next time. Thanks for the advice and support!

Guys, thanks forthe support as well. I really need it today. This is horrid. Well, I will ask about this at my next appt. I keep thinking that this is originating in the lower cervical portion of my spine. The pain radiates up my arm, thru my shoulder, into my neck. Had an MRI done of that area and they said "unremarkable". LOL love y'all! Diane

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Re: Really bad nerve pain

I have those before I go to bed and sometimes, like you, the pain wakes me up. I take a vicodin and go back to sleep (if I can). Sometimes getting to sleep is hard. But that's another story.

 
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Hi Diane
That pain radiating up through arm, shoulder and into your neck, oh my i do know that pain too. i recently bought a cervical gel collar, put into the freezer then lay that across your neck & shoulders for pain symptoms.
It's very soft and relaxes your muscles. i paid $25.00 for mine and oh well worth every cent. It can also be put into the microwave to warm through as well. For the deep intense pain i find the cold to be more helpful.

Also for bedtime i do sleep with hand/wrist brace on both as i do have CP in both. Diagnosed by a neurologist with a nerve conduction test.

Just passing on what i try and find to help ease the ole pain. Just sharing a suggestion on to you. Those nights of no sleep are no fun. Hugs to you.

I do take elavil at bedtime for sleeping. Although some nights pain just won't allow me to sleep so well. I guess we all just have to find what helps as an individual. It is helpful to hear from others what they do too.

Hope you can find some relief
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Diane, do you have a neurologist, spinal surgey guy and a pain management dr? I have had and yes I said HAD very similar pain experience. After having an EMG done,they take very thin needles and activate each nerve in your hand/arm to see the extent of the damage.they pinpointed (with me) that it was a pinched bundle of nerves at C2&3yes I know very high up. The neuro doc. Refered me to a pain mgt. Dr. Who injected numbing medicine directly on the nerve in my spine. Called a cervical spine nerve root block, It worked!!! I had relief for weeks, slowly this too lost it's effectiveness and one very painful discogram later I was at the spinal dr. For a two level Disc Replacement, if you get that far I can tell you replacement is WAY better than a fusion . I woke up in recovery and bam I was crying not from pain but lack of it. Yes of course sadly damaged nerves may not ever heal but it cut the pain down enough I could stop taking some of my meds. Hope you had a better night with good sleep. As you can see from this post, I am up with pain myself no pain management is perfect.. Blah ... indnmom

 
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Re: Really bad nerve pain

when is your next appt biogirl?
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Re: Really bad nerve pain

End of this month...with the specialist. Don't know how much good that will do me since he seems to think that diet and supplements will cure everything. I am going to make an appointment with my chiro, I think it may be a pinchedmnerve in my cervical spine...has happened before. If that does not help, then i guess I will make an appt with the NP. Trying tom put off the inevitable of being put on neuron tin or something..... Was up all night with it last night.

 
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Re: Really bad nerve pain

Please be careful with the chiro. If you have pinched nerves due to spinal issues it could make you worse. Chiro xrays don't always show everything that's wrong. Right now having your neck snapped could be worse. Unless you have a chiro the does the computerized adjustments where there is no contorting, bending and heavy pressure on the spine. Fibro brain fart prevents me from recalling the type of adjustment that is called.

Even those types can be harmful if the problem is bad enough. I can't have my lower back worked on by the chiro or the leg & butt pain and tingles increase.
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hi bio,
good. but if it gets worse please go in earlier? agree with woodswalker on the chiro. does your chiro do massage too? that would be safer and of course you know how much i love mine. giggle.
breath for healing and hugs of peace,
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I'm there with the chiro too. Every time I went I left in horrible sciatic pain. Massage, yes. Bone cracking, no. But that is just for me. Everybody is different and I am certain there are chiropractors who are beneficial to fibro patients. Caution is all..xoxoxo....on another note, anyone got any words of wisdom for hot flashes?? I am sitting here in a little summer dress and the sweat is dripping off of me....and remember I am in Maine!!!

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Woods, that does worry me with the chiro from time to time. Usually it really helps but a couple of times it has made me flare a little.
Blue, i will call NP is this continues. It is awful, I am getting desperate. Love you guys, Diane xoxo

 
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