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09/25/2009 12:58 PM

Pesty PAINFUL muscle Knots

livn4jc4evr
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Does anyone here get those pesty painful muscle Knots. I get these knots in my shoulders, neck, back and the worsk in my arms. Sometimes heat helps however most of the time the pain is so bad I want to pass out that the heat wont help.

Do any of you have a any wise sugestions? Thank you!

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09/25/2009 01:28 PM
River
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Yes I get them but I have not found anything that helps. So sorry I can not help you. But I care very much. Someone will be along with some help shortly. HUGS River

09/25/2009 01:32 PM
livn4jc4evr
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ur sweet thank you river

09/26/2009 12:12 AM
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I have them also, and have found nothing that helps. Massage makes me want to scream when I think about having my calves done. They are really bad in my calves, but I also have them in my shoulders and neck. If you find something, let us know.

09/26/2009 02:08 AM
tomuchpain
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I get those stupid knots too!!

When I get them really bad in the back of my thighs I can feel them when I do my streaching. I ask my daughter to step on the back of my legs. I lay on the floor and hold my breath because once she starts walking up my thigh she steps right on them. Sometimes there so bad she falls right off my leg. LOL. She finds them and just rocks back and forth on the knots to try to break them up. AND YES IT HURTSW00t

BUT THIS DOES HELP. I get them between my shoulder blades,so.. I take an object like a hard rubber ball and lye on it on my back and roll on the ball until I hit the spots and keep compression on it then I release the pressure for a minute and then do it all over again until it breaks it up. My neck..well I haven't been able to quit get a hold of those. I have Occipital Neuralgia so just touching the back of my neck kills me.. Dizzy

Hope this helps

Hugs

Cheryl


09/26/2009 02:38 AM
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Cheryl~

I just looked up occipital neuralgia because I wasn't sure what it was and now I am wondering if the headaches I get are caused from that. I have never mentioned the top of my scalp hurting to my doctors because I thought they would just look at me like I was nuts again and the kind of rams horn pain they talked about is what I have. I'll have to mention it to the doctor. Good Grief, that's all I need is another diagnoses!! I'll let the doctor decided that. I'm certainly no doctor, but it sure sounds like what causes my headaches.


09/26/2009 03:40 AM
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stillhopeful

I have had migrains for 20 years, but just in the last few years they got very bad. 6 months ago I got this dizzyness on the left side of head, then a migrain,,then the back and side of my neck was on fire as well as the left side of face. To make a long story short something happened to the greater and lesser, occipital nerves in my neck and I have had burning, pulling tearing,ripping pain in my neck along with the dizzyness. I lost my job of 10 years because of this and I'm waiting for my stupid COBRA to kick in so I can go back to the doctors to get nerves blocks done to see if this will help. I now have head and scalp pain along with the stupid rams horn pain. It is very disabiling for me. Beleive it or not this is worse then my fibro. I do feel that my fibro maybe the cause of it. I worked 2 jobs for the past 3 years and I was really pushing my limits. I think that the muscles maybe smashing my nerves.

I have also had SVT(supraventricular tackycardia) for 4 years but I had a radiofrequency ablation done on my heart for that and it's gone. Thank god..I make a joke when I have health issues come up..I tell the doctor "just add it to the list".....What eles can I say..

Cheryl


09/26/2009 03:52 AM
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Cheryl~

You are not going to believe this but I also have tachycardi and they want to do ablation on me and someone else here has had it done, but I am really nervous about having it done. I guess I shouldn't be such a big chicken, but I've been seeing doctors non stop for several years. I was diagnosed with lupus in 1980 and they think I have had it since I was a child. (long story) But anyway, I just get sick of going to the doctors. It's like a full time job with all the specialists. Seriously, and I'm sure you go through just about the same thing.

I am so sorry to hear you suffer so badly with migranines so badly. I wouldn't go as so far to say mine are as bad as yours. I don't know how you work and suffer so badly. I hope you are taking some time to rest and take care of yourself. Please take care of yourself and pamper yourself a little once in awhile, or more!!

I hope you have a good weekend.

Hugs~

Christine


09/26/2009 05:35 AM
tomuchpain
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Christine..

Having SVT was definitly very frightning when I had it. I know your getting a pedicure today as I just read one of you other post but I will tell you this story. In the year 2000 I was at work and I felt this weird tapping from my heart. Then it went away..then about 10 minutes later it came back. But this time it didn't stop. It scared the crap out of me. I slowely went over to one of my coworkers and asked her to get my out of the building as fast as she could, she looked at me and said what is wrong with you. I told her what was going on and that I had to get out into the freach air because I couldn't breath. She called my husband then she took me outside. My heart was racing about 50 thousand miles an hour. My husband picked me up and drove me to the ER. They thought I was having a panic attack and they gave me a paper bag to breath in. (unbeleivable). This made it worse. I told my husband to get someone because I thought that I was going to expire. They finally took me back and my heart rate was running 250 beats a minute. They administered this medication that stops your heart and then it puts it back to the normal beating again. Well the first time it didn't work so they gave me a double dose at it made my whole body hurt like heck. But it worked that time. I was whipped out. I asked the doctors what had just happened and they said you have SVT. I said OOOOOOKKKKKKKKK..what just happened.....I saw a cardiologist and he put me on a preventative medication ( can't remember what it was called) I took this medication for almost 4 years..but I still had mini episoids everyday and right before my cycle it would get really bad. I went to go see a new cardiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital. When I went in there the doctor said why are you hear I said I have SVT and it is not getting any better. She got up left the room and about 5 minutes later 3 other doctors walked into the room and said we cn help you. They told me about the RFA procedure and said we want to schedual you a date to have this procedure done. I said is this new they said no we have been doing this procedure for 15 years. Boy was I mad that I had gone 4 years with this mess. I told them I was scared to have the procedure but they insisted. I set up the date and then when the day came I called them up to postpone it. I said I will call you back when I AM READY..(I was terrified to have it done) Welp when I got home from work that day my husband was holding the phone and said your surgon is on the phone and he wants to talk to you..I said what!!! I had never even met the sergon and he was calling me!! Weird.... I got on the phone and he introduced himself and then said "ya know you had a procedure with me today" I said yes I just had to postpone it. He said what is the real reason??? I said well I am scared that something will happen and if the procedure goes wrong then my daughters won't have a mom anymore and maybe I could just live with the heart problem (which I knew in the back of my mine that it was only going to get worse). He taled with me for 45 minutes and I then agreed to have it done. AND I DID....!!! IT GOT RID OF IT. The surgen said that I had 2 spots in my heart that had to be burned..he said that was pretty unusual for a person my age....I laughed and said have you seen my other health issues..I'm not normal...

The doctors say that we are born with it and as we get older something triggers the onset of the SVT. I think the fibro. did it...

Christine I know your scared to have it done... So was I, but, they have done this procedure a million times and it CURES the problem. I know it is such a pain to have to go to the doctors all the time..But guess what this would be one less problem that you would have to worry aboutSilly Smile

I haven't worked for the last 6 months as I was let go from my job of 10 years because of my Occipital Neuralgia. I can't sit, stand or walk for any lenth of time due to the pain and dizzyness from the nerves in my neck. So when I could finally get the appointment to see a pain management specialist to get a nerve block done I got a letter from COBRA stating that I was terminated and inorder for me to have ins. I needed to apply and pay for COBRA.I'm still waiting for there responce. This sucks!!!

So back to your SVT. Just have the procedure done. You will be glad you did. It is a cure not a bandade procedure.

Cheryl

Wink Wink

Post edited by: tomuchpain, at: 09/26/2009 05:50 AM


09/28/2009 11:31 AM
livn4jc4evr
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Cheryl I like the idea of a ball! I will have to try that! Thank you!
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