I friends- freaking out here. Pain is so bad on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Took more tramadol. Hopefully will kick in soon. It's not something you can massage or feel. It feels structural. Something deep inside is twisted. I can't get to the pain. Really thinking I should get the MRI of my spine. And if that's normal than get one of my hip. It's expensive. But something is not right. It's not in my head. Something is just not right with my body. I can't stand it.
Tinydancer, so sorry to read of your pain getting so bad. I am thinking you may be right about the MRI. I had three over years before a partial reason for my extreme nerve pain was found. I have periods when it gets so bad I cannot function. Everything just slips away from me and there is only the ferocious & unrelenting pain. No amount of pain "management" is going to even touch my pain. I am keeping you in my thoughts & prayers for some lessening of your suffering. 💕
. DDD, severe sciatica & scoliosis, OA. I have other symptoms & probs, but that as what the MRI found. My tailbone is not as it should be. Next I go to rheumi. What I meant to say was that they didn't find anything until it got so bad that I need a massive surgery, even though I had severe pain for 18 years. I don't know why not?? I will hope you can connect with a good doctor who will listen to you and find a path to less pain. If you live in America have a good fourth. I have been so exhausted today I just lolled in my chair & cat napped. It is starting to get very noisy outside now. Take care🇺🇸
If you feel something is very wrong you should go to the ER. Don't let them dismiss u. If u can call one of your own drs and let them kniw what's happening. You'll get farther thst way then going to the ER unless like I said tour pain is off the charts. And we know its. It in your head it is very real.
Tinydancer, I'm so, so sorry to hear this. You must feel miserable, especially since the pain isn't tangible. I really hope that, should you decide to have the tests done, that they show something definitive that can be easily treated and possibly even cured! Prayers for you dear. If you want or need to talk, I am always here. Feel free to send me a PM. HUGS!
Tiny dancer, I hope you are feeling better or sleeping at this point. I know you "feel" crazy and that it might be in your head kind of thing...most of us chronic pain people do feel like that at one point or another. So with that being said, it means I am one crazy crazy woman!! Lol...you do need to have a physician assess you and help you figure out what the possible culprit is. You are not çrazy ! I would not go to the ER unless the pain is so bad, it is making you faint, dizzy, vomiting, etc..The ER is for the acute pain patients..as a retired nurse here, they would probably mislabel you and you might end up in worse psychological state than before. Now, with that being said... trammadol is a weak narcotic like drug...it would benefit you to have a sit down with you doctor as soon as possible . MRI's and CT scans and other test need to be ordered. If the pain continues to be "unrelenting" until you can see your regular doctor..then a free standing ER or hospital ER can be an option. I hope with all my heart you hang in there..and rest, record any measures you are taking to get the pain down..give it to your doctor or even the ER..thatiggt help them evaluate you without undo opinions .much love and support, Terri
Thanks everyone. I did not go to the er. I took more tramadol and was able to sleep. I made an emergency pt visit today, and called the doctor to get an MRI. I had dry needling done and had immediate relief. She did some very very deep spinal muscles. I'm hoping this relief lasts. I don't have that deep twisting feeling as of now. 🙏. I highly highly recommend dry needle therapy for anyone who suffers from myofascial pain. The therapist was happy to hear in getting an MRI. She thinks there is something wrong considering the pain has gone on for so long and I'm done dancing/teaching or doing anything that aggravates it. I'm hoping this MRI will show something and if not I will get one of my hip. Sending healing thoughts to you all. Thank you for the support- I was really freaking out that night. ✌️❤️💪
They did an MRI on me but couldn't find anything. However it gave me a big mental relief because it allowed me to rule out several diseases/causes and helped me to focus on other therapies. It is hard to stick to a therapy if you have doubts. The MRI took away a lot of doubts.