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    Old 10-30-2001, 09:12 PM   #1
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    Unhappy Swelled throat/r-side

    Two days ago I started having pain while sleeping
    & when swallowing. Taken asprin & apply cold wash clothe to area on right neck area that is very sore & swollen. Tender to the touch.
    I am also getting ready for a mirco discectomy &
    sure this has nothing to do with my throat & fever.
    My neck hurts so bad! Is this the mumps, strepp?
    Please, anyone, I'm so broke that a DR. visit is a luxery Dealing with WC & they are making my life hell as well! Thats not my worry right now! Throat
    hurts, head hurts, & fever. Anyone???

    L1 thru L4 all buldging
    L5-S1 ruptured
    spinal arthritis
    Theres no place like bed.Cozy

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    Old 10-31-2001, 06:35 PM   #2
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    That sounds right up the alley of Meningitis. Headache, fever and a stiff neck are the classic symptoms of viral Meningitis. My advice, get to a doctor now where they can run tests.
    Meningitis is acutally an infection of the membrane surrounding your brain and other nervious tissues
    When left untreated Meningitis can cause permantent dammage to the brain or death. Do not play around when you have those 3 symptoms together! It's not worth it!

    Old 11-01-2001, 02:59 PM   #3
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    Might as well let the workmans comp doc see you before pre-surgery...Call him, tell him what you have.
    I, myself, have L-1 through L-5 buldging with the S1 nerve sciatica through my legs.
    I had swelling in the neck area and was told it was associated with panic disorders causing the muscles in my neck to spasm out. I agree, workmans comp has been my enemy also. My good old work cancelled my regular health benefits while on workmans, the Emergency room was my trip and diagnosis....They gave me a shot of valium with followup pills and it went away after a day and a half....
    I sure would not ignore the other opinion, but this is what happened to me.....Chris

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