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Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-12-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Thoracic issues; input appreciated

I cant tell you about your mri results as I had to ask for help with mine, but I do have 5 disc herniations in my thoracic spine and I can tell you that your pain sounds a lot like mine. I always...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-11-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: mri results are in :( help please!

Yeah that doctor is fired! I had to go in today to get a urine test because my stomach pain moved low and I felt uti like symptoms but wouldn't know if my kidneys hurt because my back already hurts...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-10-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Finally!!!

Uh is this nothing? My husband is already tired of hearing about my pain and fears... kind of brushing it off like he did the fibro :( I don't think he understands what might be in store for me and...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-10-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: mri results are in :( help please!

When all of this first started on June 5,2012 I went to the ER with severe pins and needles in my left arm and tthumb pain... they immediately threw me onto ekg and then an Ct of my brain all...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-10-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: mri results are in :( help please!

Thank you so much for replying. My neurologist did not give me much in the way of information, just that I need pain management and more mri and a spine specialist. I have no idea what I am in for :(...
Board: Back Problems 12-09-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: 5 herniated discs in my t spine :(

Have had no injury to the area... none that I recall... I was never in an accident or anything? The worst that has ever happened to me is giving birth three times...lol. I am baffled as to why....
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-08-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By Brookietrip
Finally!!!

So my mri came back and while the results scare me senseless I found my pain source! I have 5 herniated discs in my thoracic spine. I researched and appearantly a herniated disc in this area happens...
Board: Back Problems 12-08-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By Brookietrip
Smile 5 herniated discs in my t spine :(

Got back results for my mri.. I have herniated discs in my T1-2, T3-4, T4-5, T5-6 and T8-9 I am happy to finally find the source of my pain when all my doctors kept calling it anxiety and stress and...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-08-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By Brookietrip
mri results are in :( help please!

So after months of no answers and every doctor telling me there is nothing wrong with me I finally went to a neurologist who finally ordered an mri on my thoracic spine. He now wants one on my...
Board: Arachnoiditis 12-05-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,405
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Firbromyalgia or MS

Just got my mri results... in my thoracic spine I have 5 herniated disks... now they want to do the rest of my spine... I have pain management and a nerve damage test on Wednesday also have to see a...
Board: Arachnoiditis 12-04-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,405
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Firbromyalgia or MS

My Problems also began June 2012. June 5 to be exact... pins and needles in left arm and hand, went to er and had ekg and head CT all normal. They said anxiety and sent me home, next day shoulder...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-03-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By Brookietrip
Another "Does this happen to you" question

Hi friends...
so my current flare has my chest hurting badly and some of my ribs are kind of swollen... it is making my breasts hurt! Does this ever happen to you? I have had 2 friends this week...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-01-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: It's been awhile...

Thank you ladies, as always you know the right things to say :) it is the T7-T8 area of my spine being looked at, I have read to get to this area they must go through the chest and move your heart...
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-30-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Brookietrip
It's been awhile...

Hi everyone :) I hope everyone is managing okay with the colder weather. I have been up and down, really bad days and manageable days :) had my MRI on Tuesday I can go pick up my results anytime but...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-30-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By Brookietrip
For the first time

Last night I had an awful time trying to sleep :( this is the first time I could not sleep because of pain. I deal with awful pain all day but when I go to bed I sleep so great and I am not in pain,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-30-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: can't sit still flare???

I am always this way! If I stop I hurt worse and I get dizzy so I run my butt off until I go to bed... I also have 3 little ones so stopping is not much of an option but even when I feel like I have...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-30-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Could use some advice

I don't know about the vacation... I would say do what you can? Don't waste it, maybe being there will make you have a little energy? When I get out of the house I feel a little better... A little...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-20-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Need some comfort...

I had my thyroid checked but it's fine... I made them check 3 times plus the 3 at the ER and twice while I was pregnant this last time... My bloodwork comes back immaculate except the rubella vaccine...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-18-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,693
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Fired from job while on FMLA in NJ/Long read

Very unfair! Do you know anyone who would testify on your behalf? That would really help! My sister was fired from her job as a travel agent, she has IC... Fibro, arthritis and just had a full...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-18-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,693
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Fired from job while on FMLA in NJ/Long read

Very unfair! Do you know anyone who would testify on your behalf? That would really help! My sister was fired from her job as a travel agent, she has IC... Fibro, arthritis and just had a full...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-18-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Need some comfort..

I have many of the same issues as you. I also just had a baby but in March 2012... My symptoms began June 2012 2 days before the start of my first menstrual cycle after the baby... I started with all...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-10-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Can anyone relate?? I hope so

Welcome :) I also am being tested and negative for everything. I am 32 and just had my 3rd baby 7 months ago and my symptoms came on 3 months after that... I go to a neuro on the 25th... I am having...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-09-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Anyone who has had stomach pain

I have decided to try to go gluten free for awhile and see if I improve at all with that, so today I read every label and consumed absolutely no gluten and honestly my stomach feels better! I know...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-09-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Anyone who has had stomach pain

I am still in the stages of finding out what is wrong with me :( my GP leans toward fibro as she finds nothing wrong... Test after test and everything "looks" perfect... My stomach pain is kind of...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-08-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By Brookietrip
Anyone who has had stomach pain

For the last few days I have had awful cramps but up high near my ribs, I also have a weird gurgle sound under my right rib... I have a bit if diarrhea and a little nausea but have not thrown up... I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-07-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,428
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: What is helpful to you to lessen pain?

Welcome! I also look for ways to distract me from pain... When I lay down it helps but I have 3 kids so I'm basically distracted all day! Sitting hurts but laying down I am okay, I am just like you,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-06-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By Brookietrip
Does this.happen.to.you?

Hi all... I know many of us have limbs fall asleep.. my left arm, hand and foot are all pins and needles right now.. but... does anyone have pins and needles elsewhere? I was busy sitting for about...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-06-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: What a pain in the neck!

Neck is definitely not better today and now my arms have pins and needles too... been through this before but its not any less unnerving when it happens :( got my hair fut and thinned today. It feels...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-05-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: What a pain in the neck!

Thanks ladies... I took an 800 mg ibuprophin not much help of course but it's all I have :( now I have severe shooting chest pains, been through all of the heart tests so I'm not concerned that it's...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-05-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By Brookietrip
What a pain in the neck!

Literally my neck hurts so bad I can barely hold it up or turn it :( this flare is full fledge :( I can't get any relief and now I have a new symptom... I feel like someone punched me in the thigh!...
Board: Abuse Support 10-04-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By Brookietrip
I did it again...

Hi all...
I am new to this board though I'm not new to the health boards or to abuse...
I have many king stories but tonight is about my boyfriend. He is the father of my 2 youngest girls ages 2...
Board: Abuse Support 10-04-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,124
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Am I crazy or is this emotional abuse?

I was looking around here for answers to problems with my boyfriend, I came across this post and just wanted to send you a hug :) you really slapped me in the face with this post ( in a good way)...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-03-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Anyone else had this happen?

It's always good to get new things checked out but I would say it's the fibro... I definitely have the same problem; although not today. I am in a flare right now but not with dizziness. I feel for...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-03-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Anyone else had this happen?

My neck makes my head do a wobbly thing.... Are you saying you feel like it is wobbly and you feel dizzy or your head is literally wobbly and your dizzy? I get both but laying down usually helps....
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-03-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: pins and needles

Well I called today and my appointment with the neurologist is the 25th but I looked him up and he gets awful awful patient reviews :( I'm hoping to be convinced otherwise!
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-02-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Brookietrip
pins and needles

I have not had pins and needles for no reason in around a month... woke up feeling like I slept wrong on my neck and... Tada! Pins and needles in my left foot again :( It always totally freaks me out...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-27-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By Brookietrip
And of course it returns...

I had a nice few days off from pain, I still had tenderness in the spot on my spine but my body felt amazing! But guess what??? Its back of course :( the problem is everytime it comes back it freaks...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-26-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: But is it really fibro?

I wish I had an answer for you but I am in your boat :( although I have not had anyone check me for trigger points yet because my doctor and insurance are slowewwwwwwwww! I have been waiting weeks...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-24-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: I'm new - anyone else have these symptoms?

From what I have read ( and believe me I read a lot) your symptoms are definitely on the fm list... Along with many others that you wouldn't expect to go along with fibro that may or may not pop up...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-23-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: my TMJD is so bad

Hi, sorry you are in so much pain :( I know exactly how you feel, you described it to a tee! Ears feel terrible! I can't hardly stand it, but of course no infection and no illness... Just feeling...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-19-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Do your ears hurt?

I'm sure I also have tmj... I clench my teeth all day long so it probably is a factor... Right now I have a headache but it's more if a sharp pain like an ice cream headache :( if it's not one thing...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-18-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By Brookietrip
Do your ears hurt?

My ears hurt like I have an infection but I went to the doc and they are all clear? Anyone else get ear pain? I feel like liquid will pour out of them if I take a drink! Lol! Feels like I have holes...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-18-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: deep tissue massage

I would like to try yoga too! I will also get the gear and see if it helps :) thanks for the idea! Haven't tried massage yet, too expensive and I don't want hubby to do it because I pinch nerves so...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-17-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Finally Over... now what?

Hey! So happy your feeling good! I too have felt good for the last 2 days except for dizziness I am tip top! I also wonder and worry how long it will last and tonight my neck has a pinched nerve that...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-15-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By Brookietrip
Finally!!!

I finally found an answer to one of my issues! I have Mittleshmerz it is pain during ovulation! I thought I was crazy but every other month I have the worst lower abdominal pain during ovulation on...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-15-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Went to the doc today...

Blue, I don't know why I let her continue to do it, I told her it wasn't a good idea and tried to get up but she laid me eight back down and proceeded... I have never been one to stand up for myself...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-15-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Brookietrip
Went to the doc today...

I went to my doctor today, she was not really herself :( I had my long list in hand and started with my questions... she kept saying anxiety, anxiety, anxiety... finally I exploded into tears and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-14-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Tingling?

So I went to the doc today, she was not really herself and seemed frustrated with everything; again she called my pain anxiety and proceeded to adjust me without permission, even when I said I didn't...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-14-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Important question

No I have never been in a car accident...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-14-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By Brookietrip
Re: Tingling?

I have shaved my head before too... Not because of this but because I hot a perm and it burned all my hair to the root and turned it orange! I was devastated because it was almost down to my butt :(...
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