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I would see about having some one drive you to Raleigh to a Duke affiliated hospital since it is a teaching hospital. You really do need to ahve a MRI or CT scan to find out what is wrong as you can be causing SERIOUS damage if left untreated. I am surprised that at first they gave you schedule 2 narcotics and muscle relaxer ( flexeril) and sent you home/
[QUOTE=lifeaftr40;3752452]I would see about having some one drive you to Raleigh to a Duke affiliated hospital since it is a teaching hospital. You really do need to ahve a MRI or CT scan to find out what is wrong as you can be causing SERIOUS damage if left untreated. I am surprised that at first they gave you schedule 2 narcotics and muscle relaxer ( flexeril) and sent you home/[/QUOTE]
Thank you lifeafter40. I felt it strange as well but I have the proof to back it up including the receipt from the Dr.'s office and the prescription bottles and receipts. By the way I could not tolerate the flexeril at all as it made my head spin so badly so I just tried to make it on the pain meds plus fill in with Alieve. NP did not even recommend cold packs or heat.

After much suffering and going to one doctor after another I finally had the MRI yesterday Oct. 7. I so totally had to humble myself to get this done as I have been on pain meds for such a long time now. The severity of the pain running down my right arm and the tingling sensation in my fingers or my right hand has intensified even since I had the MRI last evening at 6:00 PM. I have no word yet on the results and I am not sure how long it actually takes but does anyone out there have any idea when I should be able to find out something. I am terrified that I am becoming paralyzed in my right arm and hand and need more pain meds than ever just to give me minimal relief. I have been on this medication so long now it really terrifies me. I am so thankful for all the posts on this health board as those of you who have responded made me figuratively speaking pounce on the doctors and medical people involved to find the problem. The only professional who has cared enough to assist me is my chiropractor, Dr. Hal Crites of Health Source in Swansboro, North Carolina. He has been absolutely wonderful through this ordeal even calling every day to check on me and my progress. He has been so supportive and caring and believe me as busy as he is a professional with a huge practice he has been just extraordinary in his concern for me and my well-being. I had no idea that professionals like him even existed anymore. What a relief it is to know that there is at least one Doctor like him. Believe me this is no infomercial but if and when I ever get better I will be wirting a letter to the newspapers or wherever to commend him for his efforts. Thank all of you who have responded and I will post any new info including MRI results as soon as I receive them. All of you are such a wonderful support group. MarySue57 in North Carolina





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