... has severe arthritis in her neck. She doesn't have pain, but a lot of stiffness. ... (0 replies)
... I don't know about your country, but here in Holland there are special headache clinics, run by a neurologist and a special nurse. They are doing a great job in fighting the pain and meds addiction. ... (12 replies)
... Thanks for taking the time to respond to this. It makes me feel a lot better to know that someone else takes around the same daily dosage of tylenol that I do. I am also almost certain that the daily headaches are a result from the tylenol and it is just a vicious cycle. That, or my horrible teeth grinding. I've worn guards for the grinding and I wake up with migraines, I... (12 replies)
... What worries me more is the fact that your headache can be the result of your use of the Tylenol. Often the headaches starts for one reason and stay because of chronic use of painkillers like this. ... (12 replies)
... The symptoms you describe could be from RA, but this is a rather sudden presentation of it. Hopefully her Dr included tests related to RA in the bloodwork. If he didn't, he may be able to add those on to the blood the lab already has. In the meantime, some antiinflammatory medication like Naproxen (OTC) might help with the headache, fever and joint pains and swelling. I hope... (3 replies)
... Hi Steven,
I feel your pain; I just got up from my bed first time in 5 days. Same thing: flair up in neck area. I know exactly what you are saying.
May I ask you if your Drs offered you any help? If surgery is not needed, than PT or ice or acupuncture? My dear friend has excellent results with acupuncture for her neck issues and after finishing 25 treatments last year,... (2 replies)
... Thanks so much for the very thoughtful and detailed input!.
I don't remember all of the tests I had or the results but I'll do my best. Many of the tests listed below are ones that I have had done multiple times so I'll just list the ones I've had done within the last few years...
* CBC w/Diff (always comes back normal)
* Thyroid Panel (always comes back normal)
*... (5 replies)
... Hi Steve!
You forgot to mention what blood work/ MRI showed and if showed anything at all.
I have bad neck problem; between OA, RA and benign tumor pressing on C-level I get neck pain very often. If this would be just neck pain involved, would be easier to handle but like we all know, it causes severe headache, I get them so bad that can't pick my head upj off pillow.
Than... (5 replies)
... Hi everyone.
I am a male in his late 40's with a history of Tourette's Syndrome (mostly head and neck tics - sometimes pretty severe) and cervical osteoarthritis affecting C-4 and C-5 with a bone spur. At various times (and depending on posture or activity) I can hear/feel popping, cracking, crunching and grinding noises/sensations in my neck.
My symptoms vary in type... (5 replies)
... or even just a bad headache where it has more of the shooting feeling into the upper part of my head. ... (16 replies)
... My worst symptom is the headache at the base of the skull. It is there almost all the time and is more of a deep ache that makes me feel sick. ... (16 replies)
... Sounds like anklyosing spondylitis. Arthritis in the spine. it effects the lower back and neck. ... (3 replies)
... There may also be an undelying condition that will not show up on Xrays. Maybe a change of meds is all you need. Trying to cut back on meds is also not helping arthritis at all. My advice is to see a doctor as soon as possible, take all the medication you are using with you and also tell him about your headaches. Good Luck! ... (3 replies)
... Before Chiropractor, I was on med. rx'ed by Neurologist, however I've been cutting down med. in half because of mild headache lately. I can not tell whether Chiropractor has something to do with this, however before that, I never had any headache to recall. ... (3 replies)
... I am 62 and my fingers are beginning to develop arthritis in the form of knots. It is painful and ugly. ... (2 replies)
... Jenny - Thanks for the info.
So it's okay to take tylenol and IB together? I thought that combo was a liver no-no.
When I've taken tylenol for something like a headache it's the equivalent of popping an M&M, it does nothing. But I've never tried combining it with anything else. It might be the boost the IB needs. I have some things I have to do tomorrow and will give... (6 replies)
... i was just diagnosed yesterday with arthritis of the brain. i have the severe head pain. a few weeks ago the neuro diagnosed it as occipital nerve neuralgia. ... (8 replies)
... so relieved its over, hate dentists and anything to do with my mouth. Just got to hope its not cancer, lump being sent to pathology, and they will let me know. Arthritis has flared a bit with the stress and my knees are hurting as well as my feet. Hope you are all feeling ok today. ... (85 replies)
... and what they call peripheral arthritis for 8 years. i'm late 30's now and have changed my life dramatically due to pain and short term injury problems caused by moving and physio etc. ... (1 replies)
... seizure. It gave me the worst headache of my life, as least I thought it was at that time. ... (8 replies)