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Hip Went Out

Jan 24, 2016 8:00 PM

I was just standing there and all of a sudden I couldnt move. When I finally muffled up enough strength to push through the excrutiating pain I was walking with a limp.

I had to wait at the car while my husband went into the store to grab some dog treats.

It took about 30 minutes of walking very slowly to finally get my mobility back and lose the limp.

Im not mad though or sad about it. I feel better knowing I went to the gym 2 days in a row. Its been awhile and it actually has made everything worse so far but Im going to keep going in hopes that it will eventually improve my condition.

Peace and love..

Jan 24, 2016 8:11 PM

Yes keep going but also be mindful of over doing it. My Dr gave me a guideline to my excerise routine. I use resistance bands from physical therapy. And I do yoga five to ten minutes a day two to three days a week. Low and slow.

Jan 24, 2016 8:16 PM

Thanks for the tips. Im doing some stretches to also using a yoga ball which has helped with the lower back pain.

I cant tie my show laces they are to far for me and i cant bend that far. My goal is to get my shoe laces tied while they are on my feet rather than slipping them on.

Even getting socks on is hard.

Its a wonder how i even wipe my own ass. Lol

Jan 24, 2016 8:27 PM

Oh I understand.... I've not worn my jeans in almost a year.
Ha.. I'm planning to hopefully get them in again soon. I've been having so many surgeries and procedures that dresses are not easier. Plus when my skin hurts dresses are better..

Jan 24, 2016 9:12 PM

I hear you. Went to the mall to buy shoes for my grand dd and got paralyzed, trapped in the shoe store, by back, hip and leg pain. Limped out later with salespeople giving very unsympathetic looks. And yes, dresses work so much better . . . except I live in the snow.

Jan 24, 2016 9:15 PM

7autoimmunes..I hear ya too. That is the very reason I've been banned from going out with my sister or anyone unless I use a wheelchair.. In the beginning of my journey I was passing out a lot and falling like you have. And so my family won't allow me to walk bif stores. Ha..

Jan 24, 2016 10:00 PM

7autoimmune - thats exactly how it happened. I was at a store waiting in line and i was paralyzed!! I couldnt move forward. I couldnt sit down. And even leaning on the table was hell!

I honestly dont know how i got out of there!

Jan 24, 2016 10:01 PM

It's terrifying when that happens

Jan 24, 2016 10:06 PM

Omg nobody knows what im going through. Ive only shared my experience here with my Mom, husband and my Dr but they dont get it. Its like it goes in one ear and out the other and they are doing there own thing. I swear it will be the day i actually fall and break something when they finally get it

You all understand though.

Jan 24, 2016 10:11 PM

I almost fell down the stairs at the capital building once because my hip went out and i couldnt lift my leg high enough to make the step.

Steps are dangerous

Jan 24, 2016 10:15 PM

Yes stairs can be dangerous and as far as the others not getting it I understand. For me its the fog that is difficult along with the other Symptoms but u r gonna have to find a way to make them get it. If u feel u need a Cain or some other support ask for it or go get it. Speak with a Dr about your balnce issues a d please be careful

Jan 24, 2016 10:31 PM

I have a cain but my husband absolutely refuses to be seen with me using it and detests the idea of me using it without him. He actually took it away from me. He thinks im to young to be using a cain. It would have helped a lot earlier today thats for sure. I wouldnt have had to wait at the car because i was afraid i was going to fall.

Im telling you nobody believes how bad it is, its like they dont care or that i had a choice it the matter.

Im shamed rather than supported it's ridiculous really.

Jan 24, 2016 10:36 PM

I'm so sorry...you have a lot stacked on u..my family did not take it seriously either at first.and sometimes they still act stupid. Your husband should want u to be safe.we all are to young to have such issues but its the reality. Has he ever gone with u to a Dr appointment? And if ur Dr is not being helpful its time to find a new Dr.

Jan 24, 2016 10:46 PM

I havent been back to the Dr since he took my xrays and told me its OA. He said Id be surprised how many people complain about joint pain. Offered me a prescription told me to lose weight and that was it. It was very robotic like he paid more attention to the stupid EHR system then me.

I havent gone back. I just keep requesting refills for Meloxicam which is weak as hell and thats about it.

Jan 24, 2016 10:49 PM

I would look into a different Dr

Jan 24, 2016 10:53 PM

He's only a primary care. I belong to an hmo they are supposed to be the gatekeepers for referrals to specialists and he didnt refer one.

I dont know if another Dr would even help. Hed probably just suggest the same thing.

There isnt much a Dr can do. At least i know what the cause is though. He cant make me lose weight or exercise. He can listen to my complaints but not much else.

Jan 24, 2016 11:59 PM

Don't give up. You deserve understanding and proper treatment in all of your needs.
I hope a partner would feel blessed to be chosen. They're invaluable as an advocate and head cheerleader. -- I am telling myself and you, never give up.

Jan 25, 2016 1:02 AM

Gabey, it's true doctors can only do so much but if he's your pcp and didn't refer you to a specialist, you could tell him you want to see one and ask them to get the referral ready so you can go. Referrals are done electronically now so they can have it for you in 10 minutes. Do NOT let them push you around, you need to be your own advocate and have these doctors do what they are supposed to. If they won't help you, time for a new pcp. If you're on disability and Medicare, they have very reasonable supplemental plans that are ppo's and you don't need ANY referrals. Then you can just make your appointments and go see who you think you need to (such as rheumy, neuro, ortho, p/t, etc.) I wish you all the very best of luck. {{{{Hugs}}}} πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Jan 25, 2016 7:45 PM

Gabey, you may want to rest a day to give your body a break. Just in case you overdid it. When I started walking the treadmill I was only doing it every other day at first. It took a month before I could do it daily. And 8 months in I'm just to 25 minutes. 🐒 Slow and steady, that's me! Hugs & high 5! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

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