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Creepy Crawlies

Aug 04, 2016 11:42 PM

Within the last month the pain in my neck at just the right movement has worsened.Sometimes I have to use my hands on my head to turn face forward. Knob behind ear is painful & down the curve to shoulder. Same side as pain that flows starting at shoulder down arm to hand. Elbow is swollen.
Now I have bugs crawling down arm and into hand. Has anyone experienced this? The Crawlies are freaking me out.

Aug 04, 2016 11:44 PM

Yes I have repeatedly they aren't fun

Aug 05, 2016 12:33 AM

Yes, it is part of the overactive nerve endings. Sometimes I get them on my head...have you been to the doctor to check why no range of motion? If not, you might want to touch base. It might be spmething simple that a massage might help but it could be more spine/neck related. I have found that following my rheumologists advice and referred to other specialists when things crop up does help. Not e eryrhing is fibro related. At 62, I have to admit that old age is creepping in causing osteoarthritis, etc. I would be in in a flash if I had to manually turn my head. Let us know what happens!

Aug 05, 2016 7:55 AM

Silvrrry, I don't have the crawling sensations, but I do have neuropathy tingling/shooting/throbbing pain into my arms & fingers. Your description of the pain in your neck and begging the ear is what I've been dealing with for 6 months or longer. I can turn my head but not as far; as time passes in losing mobility side to side. My worst pain comes when I either look down & go to look up again, or when I click my head slightly left then try to straighten up. Omg at the grinding, crunching, & punching pain in my neck & shoulders! We're are hoping my surgery Monday will allow the doc ability to clean out (shave away) any bonny growths that could be contributing to this.

Fibrosucks is right about getting seen. The sooner the better. Hugs love & prayers it's something simple and easy to treat, like a impinged shoulder (with the elbow). I think you have OA neck issues from the description. 🙂🙏💕🌸

Aug 05, 2016 9:24 AM

I get itchy on my head especially during the night. It wakes me up and I'm scratching and scratching. I have not mentioned it to my Dr's as I feel they will think I'm dirty and or crazy.

Aug 05, 2016 3:16 PM

I get those creepy crawly things as well when I'm in a flare and the inflammation is bad. I can tell you that when my neck locks up in spasm and also the bone gets hung up on the other bone, I have to manually move my head to release the "snag" for lack of a better word. When I came home from neck surgery I fell asleep on the couch and when I opened my eyes my head was tilted over to the side and I couldn't lift it up. My Mom had to take my head and slowly, gently had to straighten my head. Not a fun trip. Check in with your doctor and see what he/she tells you to do. Feel better.{{{{Hugs}}}}💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Aug 07, 2016 11:14 PM

Yes I sure have with my cervical radiculopathy and if anything even came near that area my head would involuntarily turn 360 degrees and accidentally bite off fingers as an extremely seldom epileptic reflex! I am forced to tell hairdressers, neurologists and everyone else DON'T TOUCH the back of my neck. Not only my neck is constantly painful but it is dangerous. I HATE my neck now that's one to put on the records and not only that I should get a tattoo saying stop danger do not touch! And it can kill me being touched in the back of my neck! I could really die from skin contact in the nape of my neck I feel creepy crawlies when people even get closer to the area

Aug 09, 2016 12:11 PM

Think about the meds, so many have this as side effects, allergy, antidepressants, any nuro-blockers such as nurotine, depakote. Even antibiotics.

Jan 09, 2017 12:20 PM

I have the creepie crawlies on my head.It happens after I wash it.It feels like my head is dirty or I have bugs it is driving me crazy.What should I do?

Jan 09, 2017 1:45 PM

I hate the creepy crawlers. FibroSucks has some great suggestions. If you get it checked and it's not something new you might ask for a referral to PT. My therapist has helped a lot in such situations. Either through massage or different stretching exercises or dry needling. (gentle hugs)

Jan 09, 2017 1:48 PM

I get that. Today I lifted up my crawly arm and saw a spider crawling down it. The spider jumped onto my torso. I just put my arm down and kept right on laying on the bed. It was at this moment I quit trying to deny I got the parainfluenza my kids have had.

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