Having a bad night with pain

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jilly
jilly Member Posts: 503
edited 12. Jan 2011, 03:22 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi i am having a bad night ,i am in lots of pain its from my neck . I am so feedup of being in pain all the time. I have taken all the meds i can , tried to do something to take my mind of it .The pain seems to be in my chest coming from my neck . Does anyone else have this sort of pain, it fightens me a bit because i wonder how bad it could get .
I dont know why i am writing this really except knowing you all have the same problems makes me feel a bit better and writing is a way to ignore it . Thanks for listening if anyone is on . jilly

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  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    First thing Jilly is that you are not alone, nobody could understand more than us on here, since finding the forum this place has been my nightly ritual to keep my mind from the pain, meds don't really do much for mine either at the minute so I just potter on here as long as I can stay awake, eventually get so tired I can fall asleep...

    Really hope you feel better soon....

    :grin:
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  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Jilly..

    Sorry to hear your having a bad night..

    I hate it when i get the pain and swelling in my neck... i sometimes feel like i'm being suffocated it's awful..
    luckily the steroids have helped me an awful lot when it comes to my neck and shoulder pain..
    It's gd to come here and express how you feel, your right your not alone and alot of us know how you are feeling..
    i normally have a nice long soak in the bath when i feeling bad.. makes my aches n pains more bearable lol..
    or you could just chat rubbish like i do lol..

    Hope you feeling a bit better soon luvie..

    Take care
    Tracy..xx
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  • jilly
    jilly Member Posts: 503
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks Tony , the trouble is only people that have it know how much it hurts , it seems to go on and on it even wakes you up when you finally get to sleep . You wonder what you did to deserve this horrible condition. thanks for the help ...jilly
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Jily i wake with the pain most nights..

    My rheumy wants my gpto prescribe me some tablets to help me sleep..

    I'm a bit reluctant as i already rattle lol..

    Maybe speak to your doc again see of they can help you ..xx
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  • jilly
    jilly Member Posts: 503
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    thanks Tracy , I can manage most of the pain but not in my neck , it just takes me over. I would love a bath but it is years since i could have one ,i only get showers these days , i cant get in and out any more .
    It does help talking on here trouble is i am making a lot of spelling mistakes my brain is not working thanks again tracy x
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    We aren't here to judge your spelling hun, just here to help each other...
    I also am woken up through the night, quite a lot usually.. Every now and then I reach for the tamazapam on top of all th pain meds, usually get some sleep but don't want to get too dependant on them..

    Keep on posting :grin:
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  • jilly
    jilly Member Posts: 503
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks every body for the chat . ...jilly
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Jilly i did reply.. but it's disappeared.. thats happened a lot lately/... so sorry..

    Just suggested a heat source of some kind on your neck ie .. hot water bottle. wheat pack or heat pad...

    I often use a hot water bottle, provides me with some comfort..

    xxx
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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Jilly
    I am so sorry you are suffering , talking to us lot will help you, we do understand some of what you are going through.
    All I can recommend at the min is a wheat cushion that you heat up in the microwave...they do help.
    Have you been referred to a pain clinic, if not ask your GP they can offer different meds, and also acupuncture this has help allot of people on here.
    You know were we are when you need to talk, let us know how you are.
    Sending you lots of hugs (((((()))))
    Love
    Barbara xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Jilly,

    I hope by now that you are managing some sleep. Have you tried the anti- inflam gels or a soft collar?
    I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.
    Neck pain is terrible; it makes it so hard to get comfortable.

    Lv, Ix
  • jilly
    jilly Member Posts: 503
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    thanks to everyone for help . still not good had hot wheat bag on for a couple of hours so going to try sleeping . ............jilly
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Jilly,

    My neck does it too...... Its horrible and I really hope yours has eased off a little and you have found something its comfortable with?

    I used to use a scarf wrapped round it and heat as well but they gave me a nice shiny new collar recently.... it helps the neck but upsets the collar bones and lumber....

    Have you had it really looked at? MRI's etc? If not try and get one cus they didn't bother with mine till I had had trouble with it for oer 7 years... by the time they looked it was too far gone for much help except pain control... which they never quite achieve.

    Make sure you get the best for it....

    Oh the swelling in my case was the arthritis in the vocal cord bit..... please make sure you get it well checked out flower.

    Hope your sleeping and got a bit of respite from the pain. A ((())) and an anti-pain draft. Cris x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Morning jilly, I hope you managed to get some rest in the end. It does get one down, we all know that. I get woken about every 90 minutes, even with a slow-release trammy and top-ups of co-cos, the pain dullers do what they can but pain is a stubborn entity and doesn't respond that well to the wallops we try to give it! I am lucky so far in that my neck is very rarely affected: only when I really flare does it twinge a little. Do you have a fleece-type scarf? They are very warm, but without the weight. Wrap a wheatie in one of those and it could help even more. I hope things improve, and soon. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Morning Jilly..

    Hope you managed to settle last night and feel a bit better this morning..

    You take care and will checki in on you later..

    Tracy..

    xx
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  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Morning jilly
    Hope you are feeling a little better today
    and that you managed some sleep last night
    take care
    juliepf x