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Does anyone have oxygen starvation from ostioarthritis

samson888samson888 Posts: 8
edited 3. Sep 2017, 07:43 in Say Hello Archive
Hi , My name is Sam,

I am sad to have to write this as I feel so ill right now .
I sincerely hope to get some answers and hopefully help and advice but on the other hand hope noon have this hideous feeling I am enduring .
I have had a few MRI scans at Walton in Liverpool and as a result they have found severe ostio through out my neck and entire spine as well as my groins and knees and left ankle .
I don't really know where to start .
What I will do is write how it is for me and just hope that maybe someone can please help .

1. ) My neck can feel so strained , as if I've been on the Waltzers and had to strain to hold my neck and head upright .( Does that make sense ) .. It feels tender when I press my fingers into parts of it .
My lower neck and left shoulder are hard with spasm .
It also feels like someone is pressing a nerve . .and the horrid feeling that goes with it . That makes me feel sick in stomach .
Something is definitely not right with my neck as I am feeling really lightheaded and queezy. . Car sick feeling . . It goes worse when I turn my head to the side .
If I turn to much I feel like I will pass out as everything goes blurry. It really is getting me down . I feel like it's really exhausting me .
I can sometimes wake up and feel great .. then have days upon days when I feel so hideous as well as my body has been in a car wreck . It feels that stiff .
The sides of my back are hard with spasm ( at times )
I think I'd better just stick with my upper body for now lol .

Please . If you you have help you can suggest then I'd really appreciate some feedback and empathy .


  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello, I am sorry you are having such a rough time - I hope others will be along to reply but please bear in mind that we are not doctors and cannot diagnose.

    I have troubles with a stiff neck and shoulders, which I think is due to pain elsewhere in my body (I have around forty affected joints with psoriatic and osteo arthritis). Pain causes me to tense up, alter the way I move thus putting other joints under pressure. I have a regular sports massage on that area to help relieve matters. From what you have said, however, I wonder if a trapped nerve could be causing this kind of trouble. As I said, I am not a doctor so I think a visit to your GP is in order.

    I wish you well and please let us know how you get on. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Sam. What a pickle you're in!

    I have RA and OA. My neck hardly moves these days but I don't get the horrible symptoms you describe. Nor have I ever heard (re your title) of arthritis leading to oxygen starvation. Mind you, OA can lead to nerve damage which can be very painful.

    i think you need to ask your GP about this. I hope (s)he can give you some answers and help. Please let us know how you get on.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,189 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Maybe OA can stop you breathing in enough???? If it's in your back/sternum?? Is that what you mean???

    I am so sorry you are struggling. Have the Drs any plans to do any sort of surgery or physio on your neck it really sounds dreadful!


    Toni xxx

    Toni xxx
  • samson888samson888 Posts: 8
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    Maybe OA can stop you breathing in enough???? If it's in your back/sternum?? Is that what you mean???

    I am so sorry you are struggling. Have the Drs any plans to do any sort of surgery or physio on your neck it really sounds dreadful!


    Toni xxx

    Dear Toni , Really appreciate you writing .
    I'm find this site in general very hard to navigate . .too many distractions ,like bee's , colours and cakes . Is it necessary ?

    I really don't what going on . I really feel so sick . There is something going on with my neck that causing nerve pain . I can feel electrical sensation in my neck and its making feel nauseous .. light headed .. spaced out .. really really down .
    I see my neurologist next month . I have ostio throughout my rest of my spine and in my knees and left ankle . I can honestly say I know what pain is . BUT this is different , this is quite simply hideous . Feel like I passing out . I need to try and join a group and speak to someone near me . . It's hard to explain on hear . . Re speaking to my GP .. I've had 2 now and they just look through me when I mention it . . I actually had 1 that said " what do you want me to do about it " .
    Again thank you for listening and thank you writing . . I will phone and try see if the can help me write with out all the distractions ..

    Kind wishes ,

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