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Old 05-07-2004, 10:07 AM   #1
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Muscle spasms anyone?

Hello,

I have posted on a few other boards regarding my symptoms, but this is the first time I have posted here. I have a history of back pain and usually post on the back problems board, but recently my dr said that he is sending me to a neuro muscular specialist in attempts to diagnose what is going on. I have had MRI's of my entire back and they did find a degenerative disc in my lumbar spine that we thought could be causing my troubles, but now the drs do not think so. While it is somewhat painful, I have lived with it for almost 2 years in this state and was able to cope. It wasn't until last summer that I began having severe pain and it has been uncontrollable since. My symptoms are as follows:

-constant muscle spasm/cramps in mid and upper back, as well as around my ribs and abdominals making it difficult to sit or stand
-TMJ
-"loud" joints (pop a lot)
-discoloration of skin on my back
-night sweats, afternoon chills
-a few small twitching muscles through out body
-"female" troubles
-chemical and medicine allergies
-eczema

I do realize that some of these symptoms are probably not symptoms, just quirks, but I am trying to think of everything that is going on in hopes it will ring a bell with someone. For my back pain I have had 3 rounds of PT, an epidural injection, facet joint injections, meds, massage, e-stim, and more. All of this seems to make it worse. I have seen a rheumatologist who ran 3 EXTENSIVE rounds of blood work for autoimmune disorders, all came back negative. In fact nothing ever shows in my bloodwork, ever. It is always perfect. I am currently on baclofen and soma. I have tried naprosyn, vioxx, ultram, darvocet, flexeril, robaxin, etc. Nothing is phasing this pain.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? What is a neuromuscular dr? What should I expect/look for? Any information is appreciated. I am so lost.

Thanks for reading,
Gracie

 
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Old 05-08-2004, 09:23 AM   #2
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Re: Muscle spasms anyone?

Epidurals are way bad it is cortisone which degenerates cartilage and effects your adrenals and thyroid ---degenerated disc, muscle spasams from adrenaline, thyroid testoserone levels higher than normal effect estrogen progesterone levels all out of whack.

Adrenaline and cortisol are produced in the adrenal glands above the kidneys. Adrenaline is related to testoserone men produce more and have more than women.

Women are sometimes affected from the birthing epidural and then don't know how they ended up with a bad back, uterine hormonal issues that cause annovulation and then constant bleeding from a fibroid.

If I had known an epidural was cortisone I would have never had it done no matter how painful giving birth is.



You sound like you are on a pharmecuetical downward spiral each compound your health issues. I recall soma is bad is it somatrophin?

Ask for the insert the epidural came with or do a search for it you will need to know the medical/pharmecuetical term for it.
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