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Crash and burn

Sep 19, 2016 1:42 AM

So today is a bad day... I thought I was doing so well with managing pain and sleep and stress levels.

Woke up with a debilitating migraine where it is painful to use my eyes or even move them. My neck and shoulders in spasm burning all the way into my elbows and hands with cramping!

I cannot keep the tears away today...

I feel like I have let my team down at work as well as my clients. Had important stuff to do today!

Going to the doc later but just wish I could trade myself in LOL.

Had such a good weekend with a 2-5 out of 10 pain level. Then woke up with a "crash and burn" 9.5/10 today (I want to say 10/10 but I know I have had worse).

Feeling emotional and broken...sorry for the rant. Just helps to get it out in black and white...

Sep 19, 2016 5:38 PM

Big gentle 🐻 hugs for you bravesnow. The description sounds like a migraine combined with a cervicogenic headache, especially with the symptoms radiating into your shoulders and hands. Do you have cervical disc issues?

I have migraines and found out only a few months ago I was having cervicogenic headaches. I have DDD, OA and several other spinal issues. I had my third cervical fusion a month ago, and the doc cleaned out bone spurs on the inside of the spinal column. I was having headaches daily for the last two years, but I've only had 2 very mild headaches since the surgery. And I'm having less neuropathy in my hands. Hugs love and prayers you feel much better soon!🙂💕🙏🌸

Sep 20, 2016 11:49 AM

Thank you for the support and encouraging words. Had x-ray done a couple of years ago but had nothing wrong with my back.

I often get burning tingling pain in my elbows and hands with cramping if the frequency of my driving increases for work and if I haven't stretched my pec and trap muscles...

Thank you again! Much appreciated 🌸

Sep 20, 2016 12:19 PM

Hi Bravesnow.
I am sorry your having a bad day. It does help venting so vent sway!
I know exactly what you mean....I had a really good weekend too. I even went to a friend's birthday party on Saturday. And then on Sunday I decided to actually vacuum and mop a couple of rooms. Well, yesterday I was so sore I could barely walk. And today I can't hardly use my hands! Just sweeping using my pointer finger to swipe is killing me. It makes me so depressed. It's miserable! But I have to keep going for my kids. They are what keeps me going. If not for them I don't know what I would have done.
Thank you for your rant because it also knowing your not alone. :) XO

Sep 24, 2016 11:01 AM

Thank you @gogogirl for listening and knowing that you're not alone seriously helps! I hope that you are feeling better and having a good week 🌸

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