Help! Excruciating Muscle Pain And Stiffness
Posted 16 June 2005 - 01:45 PM
Posted 16 June 2005 - 06:34 PM
Yes it could be a vit. issue... look into potassium, or eat some bananas! that usually helps me feel better. That and taking loads of tylenol and packing myself in ice packs.
Posted 16 June 2005 - 07:03 PM
Posted 17 June 2005 - 05:23 AM
A year a half ago I suffered from incredible neck, upper back pain and tightness. It came on fairly suddenly, with noticeable injury. So much so I had trouble moving my neck without using my hands to help. I tried acupunture, meds, chiropractor, possible surgery... and nothing helped. It eventually went away (praise God!) and I attribute it to changing jobs. At my previous job I spent a lot of time with my neck bent and back hunched over. I think that may have been the culprit. I also had burning in my muscles. If that is a possibility, make sure your work station is ergonomic. ( I can give you more info ) Try and stretch and take frequent breaks during work too.
You might want to ck this link out and read about Fibromyalgia as a possibility and see if it might relate to you. Many people with Fibro also have TMJ (jaw) type problems too. http://www.fmnetnews...ges/basics.html If interested, you could also read these recent posts on Fibro. http://www.glutenfre...t=0
Hope you start to feel better soon !!
gluten-free since Feb 2005
Posted 17 June 2005 - 11:58 AM
Posted 17 June 2005 - 12:20 PM
Its my understanding that there is really no test for Fibro... just a diagnosis based on how you meet a certain number of criteria. Such as pain for a certain period of time and in certain areas. Go here and it gives you those criteria and pictures of the points. http://my.webmd.com/...ds/hw196457.asp
If you have a doctor that is familiar with Fibro, they could help you diagnosis for sure, rule out other possibilites. What are your symptoms like?
gluten-free since Feb 2005
Posted 18 June 2005 - 07:33 PM
This not to diagnose, but to let you know- seek medical treatment when you have an unexplained onset of symptoms and are experiencing pain. In my case I was misdiagnosed and had to wait longer for relief.
Posted 19 June 2005 - 05:40 AM
going gluten free has helped as I now know when it is a virus or gluten contamination. Before I would l think I had a virus ALL the time. At least now there is a break between periods of being ill. I also notice that when I accidentaly ingest gluten I actually feel sick with muscle pain...and it cold actually pass for a virus if I didn't know better.
10 years of abdominal problems, incorrectly diagnosed with Endometriosis / suffered 7 surgeries. Total hysterectomy 2 years ago!
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Interstitial Cystitis ,IBS, Migraines, Primary Immune Deficiency to name a few. Finally realizing that food intolerances make them all worse!
Posted 24 June 2005 - 05:11 PM
DR. MAJID ALI
He is located in NY, NY and Denville NJ.
He uses a variety of treatments, mainly oxygen therapy and vitamins.
I hope this brightens your day!!
Posted 25 June 2005 - 02:49 AM
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Posted 27 June 2005 - 07:53 AM
Glad you're feeling better. Yeah, that klonopin can be nasty - when I was on it (about 6 months) my medical insurance kept changing around (off my parents, onto the county insurance at the time) and they took me off klonopin - COLD TURKEY! Four days of pure hell, then the next month was uncomfortable but not so bad. Have you seen Trainspotting? I felt a lot like the guy in the movie when he was going off heroin.
Still amazed at the idiots in the county health system who let that happen. Unfortunatly, at the time I was not in a good place where I could argue with the wisdom (didn't know it was going to hurt me like that).
Gluten-free since 10/04
Gluten-sensitive genes: HLA-DQ 1,3 (Subtype 6,9)
Interstitial Cystitis, 7/07
Posted 27 June 2005 - 04:08 PM
I am feeling better and don't plan on trying to cut down again anytime soon. Beverly
Posted 28 June 2005 - 10:25 AM
1- Check with the manufacturer to be certain that it is gluten-free. Some are not.
2- If you need to change this med, come off it slowly. There are what I believe to be better alternatives out there and the only way to determine which is right for you is a discussion with your doc. The change went far more smoothly for me with the doc's help.
Another important note:
The advise in these posts was excellent about checking with a medical professional when you have pain and fever, especially when that pain is in or around the head/neck area. Even a sinus infection gone awry can kill with meningitis if not correctly assessed. My stepsister died having her third child not from the pregnancy but from a sinus infection that seeped into the meninges.
9 yrs gluten-free
...also DH, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, osteopenia, hypothyroid...
After almost 10 years, I am doing soooo much better!
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