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#1 A10CalGal

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    Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:32 PM

    OK, I finally went to the doctor yesterday because my neck has gotten worse (this started last weekend). This is something that happens from time to time - I wake up & can't move without an excruciating amount of pain. Advil just isn't doing it. So the doctor said I've got a pinched nerve at my C6 vertibrae, same place as always. It's called Cervical Rediculitis...yeah, pretty fricking rediculous! He gave me some pain killers so I could sleep. I slept much better last night. But I am so over this. I feel irritable & edgy, and now add Vicodin to that & I pretty much feel like I shouldn't be dealing with people. So uncomfortable!

    And, of course, today my boss decides she wants to review all this work that I did almost a year ago. Seriously, like I'm supposed to be able to remember why we did this or that. It's taking every ounce of self restraint I have (and a lot of deep breaths) to make it through this day. I just wanna go home & put my jammies on.

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    Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:33 PM

    today is just one of those days...i want to go home too...i am starving and just want to work from home.

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    #3 TammyB

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      Posted 13 November 2006 - 07:38 PM

      Christa that sucks, I have a pain in my back that the stupid Dr. has no clue what it's from so evertime I bend over it hurts. Man I'm getting old.. lol

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        Posted 13 November 2006 - 08:19 PM

        I'm sorry Christa. That sucks. I hope you get some good meds that can get this under control. Did they offer you any treatment? Surgical or Physical Therapy? I know this can be widely treated with PT. Hopefully they can at least get you comfy for the moment until you have a treatment plan.
        I hope your night goes better, just picture yourself and your boss:

        #5 A10CalGal

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          Posted 13 November 2006 - 08:25 PM

          Thanks ladies.

          Sarah - I've got Vicodin & Skelaxin. The Vicodiin is cutting the pain. But god - I mean even my teeth hurt! This is one of those things that reminds me about making sure I go to sleep in a "structured" position and that I need to do my pilates. I do remember some things from PT - like chin tucks - that I'm doing.

          I took a nasty spill down an outdoor flight of stairs about 4 years ago that cause several injuries - namely this c6 issue. I just think I get lazy about doing all of the things I should do when I feel good. This is my body's not-so-nice way of reminding me. BLAH!

          And holy mackerel, I could totally just whack the boss today! She's super hyper & full of herself - almost like she's on some sort of upper. It's almost over!

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            Posted 13 November 2006 - 08:33 PM

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            Originally Posted by A10CALGAL
            Thanks ladies.

            Sarah - I've got Vicodin & Skelaxin. The Vicodiin is cutting the pain. But god - I mean even my teeth hurt! This is one of those things that reminds me about making sure I go to sleep in a "structured" position and that I need to do my pilates. I do remember some things from PT - like chin tucks - that I'm doing.

            I took a nasty spill down an outdoor flight of stairs about 4 years ago that cause several injuries - namely this c6 issue. I just think I get lazy about doing all of the things I should do when I feel good. This is my body's not-so-nice way of reminding me. BLAH!

            And holy mackerel, I could totally just whack the boss today! She's super hyper & full of herself - almost like she's on some sort of upper. It's almost over!

            I did a quick little bit of reading about this condition, and it did say the PT is usually the most successful treatment. Yikes- can you work on Vicodin? That stuff kicks my butt, although many of my patients take it and are fully functional!
            Hang in there girl, things will get better. Go home, put your feet up and veg out for awhile...

            #7 A10CalGal

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              Posted 13 November 2006 - 08:38 PM

              Thanks Sarah, yes I did have luck w/the PT. I have some info on home excercises that I'm going to do (part of the PT I did). Ummm, maybe the vicodin is why I'm so irritable? LOL! Yeah, I'm pretty functional on it. I"ve only taken one today, only because the pain is so intense I literally can't sit still. Yes, first order of business at 5 is to go home & relax my brain!

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                Posted 13 November 2006 - 08:47 PM

                christa-
                i am a PT so if you need any help please let me know!!!! hope you feel better
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                #9 A10CalGal

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                  Posted 13 November 2006 - 09:00 PM

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                  christa-
                  i am a PT so if you need any help please let me know!!!! hope you feel better
                  Thanks Nicole :)

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                    Posted 13 November 2006 - 09:06 PM

                    christa-
                    i know you are probably aware of this- but i see this ALL the time- people take medications which relive pain but it also overly relaxes you so that when you sleep you tend to sleep in very weird positions that lead to increased pain in your neck. its a vicious cycle. so i know pain is awful but try not to take meds to close to bedtime so that you arent SO relaxed when you fall asleep!!! just FYI!!
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