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I would like to keep this post brief if possible: So I will do it in Stages from the Beginning:
1. During the first week in Sept. this yr. 2008 (around Sept. 8) I became overcome with debilitating pain in my right shoulder, under the right shoulder blade and down my right arm with a tingling sensation through my fingers. It started with muscle spasms and severe pain. I can actually see the spasms on the top of the arm.
2. I went to a medical professional on 9-12 (not a doctor but an NP) who diagnosed me with muscle strain (trapezoid muscle). I was in so much pain. My Blood pressure (no history of high blood pressure ever) was 170 over 101 that day which she attributed to PAIN. I was sent home without examination with Flexaril and Oxycodone which gave me no relief.
3. 17 days later on Sept. 29 after suffering with this pain on the right side of my upper neck and shoulder,and right arm I was seen by an ER doctor who gave a preliminary diagnosis of cervical radiculitis (pinched nerve) again with no xray but diagnosis made solely on my symptoms. Note: My blood pressure when checked into the ER was 201 over 105 with a pulse of 92. I was given three shots, dilaudid, phenergran, and a form of steriod. I was sent home with Hydrocodone, Methacarbomol, and a Medrol dose pack (Steroid). None of this has even touched this pain only taken the edge off a very small amount. Since this time the pain has been so severe I have even seen a psychiatrist to see if I was losing my mind with pain or simply withdrawal from a seventeen year use of clonazepam and was prescribed clonazepam again for anxiety (I was on this previously but my RX had run out on Sept. 12 after this pain began in my right arm and shoulder so there seems to be no relation, only re-introducing the clonazepam did help with the unbearable anxiety caused by the pain.
4. The ER Doctor recommended that I go to a Pain Management Clinic (I have been on Pain Killers since September 12th, 2008. Without doing any tests, xrays, MRI's or any other examination how can a doctor diagnose you with a pinched nerve based solely on symptoms alone? Note: Is a Pain Management Clinic where I should start even though I am in so much pain it even hurts to breathe? Or is there someone else I should see first? The only relief I have is minimal through the use of hydrocodone and a muscle relaxer. When the pain is greatest my muscles just on the right shoulder area and arm spasm so badly I cannot even judge my pain because it goes beyond the scale of a ten, with ten being the highest.
5. Today is Saturday and I am loaded with pain killers, muscle relaxers and more but I see no relief for that until someone helps me.
6. My real question here is do I go to a Pain Management Clinic for help first without a true diagnosis or do something different. I am in so much pain it is difficult to make a decision on what to do next.
Please, Please, someone help me. After nearly a month now I cannot tolerate this pain any longer. It prevents me from doing anything, including working(I do computer work 85% of the time and now can only do that for a minimum of 15 to twenty minutes at the time without intense pain so I have to keep taking too many breaks to complete any project at all. To add to this I cannot even sleep or rest because of the pain even on pain killers.
If there are any real Doctors on this site that can just steer me in a better direction or a more appropriate direction on this I do not need to know your name or who you are I just need help quickly. I have not had a normal day in many weeks. I must also say that I do not have health insurance at this time and I have run into some serious barriers here because of it but I do have an old 401K which was supposed to be my retirement but I am willing to spend it all to feel better. Many doctors will not even see you without Health Insurance but since when did cash not spend? I want and need help so desperately that I will do anything.
Sorry this is so long but I am desperate and I need help. I cannot work like this (cannot perform any normal duties) and it makes it impossible to find a job while I am in this condition. (I was laid off from my job on May 23, of this year but I did not have health insurance benefits anyway.)
Help Me Please Someone!
[QUOTE=Marysue57;3750614]I would like to keep this post brief if possible: So I will do it in Stages from the Beginning:
1. During the first week in Sept. this yr. 2008 (around Sept. 8) I became overcome with debilitating pain in my right shoulder, under the right shoulder blade and down my right arm with a tingling sensation through my fingers. It started with muscle spasms and severe pain. I can actually see the spasms on the top of the arm.
2. I went to a medical professional on 9-12 (not a doctor but an NP) who diagnosed me with muscle strain (trapezoid muscle). I was in so much pain. My Blood pressure (no history of high blood pressure ever) was 170 over 101 that day which she attributed to PAIN. I was sent home without examination with Flexaril and Oxycodone which gave me no relief.
3. 17 days later on Sept. 29 after suffering with this pain on the right side of my upper neck and shoulder,and right arm I was seen by an ER doctor who gave a preliminary diagnosis of cervical radiculitis (pinched nerve) again with no xray but diagnosis made solely on my symptoms. Note: My blood pressure when checked into the ER was 201 over 105 with a pulse of 92. I was given three shots, dilaudid, phenergran, and a form of steriod. I was sent home with Hydrocodone, Methacarbomol, and a Medrol dose pack (Steroid). None of this has even touched this pain only taken the edge off a very small amount. Since this time the pain has been so severe I have even seen a psychiatrist to see if I was losing my mind with pain or simply withdrawal from a seventeen year use of clonazepam and was prescribed clonazepam again for anxiety (I was on this previously but my RX had run out on Sept. 12 after this pain began in my right arm and shoulder so there seems to be no relation, only re-introducing the clonazepam did help with the unbearable anxiety caused by the pain.
4. The ER Doctor recommended that I go to a Pain Management Clinic (I have been on Pain Killers since September 12th, 2008. Without doing any tests, xrays, MRI's or any other examination how can a doctor diagnose you with a pinched nerve based solely on symptoms alone? Note: Is a Pain Management Clinic where I should start even though I am in so much pain it even hurts to breathe? Or is there someone else I should see first? The only relief I have is minimal through the use of hydrocodone and a muscle relaxer. When the pain is greatest my muscles just on the right shoulder area and arm spasm so badly I cannot even judge my pain because it goes beyond the scale of a ten, with ten being the highest.
5. Today is Saturday and I am loaded with pain killers, muscle relaxers and more but I see no relief for that until someone helps me.
6. My real question here is do I go to a Pain Management Clinic for help first without a true diagnosis or do something different. I am in so much pain it is difficult to make a decision on what to do next.
Please, Please, someone help me. After nearly a month now I cannot tolerate this pain any longer. It prevents me from doing anything, including working(I do computer work 85% of the time and now can only do that for a minimum of 15 to twenty minutes at the time without intense pain so I have to keep taking too many breaks to complete any project at all. To add to this I cannot even sleep or rest because of the pain even on pain killers.
If there are any real Doctors on this site that can just steer me in a better direction or a more appropriate direction on this I do not need to know your name or who you are I just need help quickly. I have not had a normal day in many weeks. I must also say that I do not have health insurance at this time and I have run into some serious barriers here because of it but I do have an old 401K which was supposed to be my retirement but I am willing to spend it all to feel better. Many doctors will not even see you without Health Insurance but since when did cash not spend? I want and need help so desperately that I will do anything.
Sorry this is so long but I am desperate and I need help. I cannot work like this (cannot perform any normal duties) and it makes it impossible to find a job while I am in this condition. (I was laid off from my job on May 23, of this year but I did not have health insurance benefits anyway.)
Help Me Please Someone![/QUOTE]





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