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medi_2
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Hiya All! I need an opinion. I know that Opinion number 1 will be 'Go to the Doctor'. But I want other opinions since I have asked two doctors about this problem I have. They said not to worry. But it is my left arm and I feel like I have pulled a muscle and sometimes my whole arm hurts especially in the middle of the night. Sometimes during exercise but not often. It is a drawing pain and I think maybe I injured it at the Gym? Or one of my other borderline activities? When I was in the hospital in May I asked the DOc about it and he said to not worry. I have an appt. in July. This is really starting to bug me but I don't want more tests unless I absolutely have to. What do you guys think?
Cheers
Medi

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feistyD
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I have a similar pain in my right arm. It feels like a pulled muscle. Let me know how things go. I don't want more tests, either!

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medi_2
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i surely will but if I have to go to the Doctor; you do too! ;)
Medi

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soccerfreaks
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It so happens that I broke my arm...my LEFT arm!!! ... a bit over a month ago. I am wondering if you are experiencing phantom soccefreaks pain :).

Seriously, medi, if this is troubling you to the extent that you are posting about it, that it is keeping you awake at night, go see your GP about it. (I know, I know, you wanted OTHER opinions.) What's the worst he/she can do? Get an xray? Refer you to an OrthoDude who will THEN get an xray (or perhaps an MRI)?

The important thing is to resolve the pain for good, my friend.

You've faced bigger challenges than this.

I am enduring PT right now, medi, and, yeah, it does suck, but I know that it will be good for me in the long run (what doesn't kill me probably missed by just an inch :)).

Take care, my friend,

Joe

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medi_2
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Could be! What is weirder is that in February I will be spending a lot of quality time with the Oral Surgeon too.
Yeah, you are right, it is bugging me. I am not my usual bouncy self haha. I know I will end up going, just wanted to make sure...
Have a great weekend!
Medi

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soccerfreaks
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Two peas from the same pod...eerie.

You should probably stop reading my blog entries :)

Take care, sweetness, and have a great one yourself,

Joe

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Glenna M
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Sorry sweetie but I agree with Joe, go see your GP. It is probably something quite simple but why deal with the pain or take a chance of injuring your arm further by continuing to work out at the gym. Any pain that keeps you awake at night is a pain that needs to be investigated....we need our sleep...LOL.

No one likes the tests but I'm sure as Joe said, they will only do an x-ray or possible an MRI. Those are some of the easiest tests, you know, you've been through all the others too!!

Take care of yourself and get your butt to the doctors.

Glenna

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medi_2
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Now I know I have to go ;)
hugs
medi

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Dapsterd
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Medi, I have had a shoulder/muscle pain for a few weeks, this week my MRI should a met on the left side of the brain which is the same side as the pain. correlation? I dont know, will get a PET/CT of body next week, and gamma knife on tumor.

Keep you all posted on what they find...

Dave

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catcon49
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Ok my vote is in for the dr. visit. I fell last spring in a parking lot darn thing was still bothering me in Nov. I asked the onco about it she said she wasn't concerned GP said same thing. It made me feel better. They both said (with no Xray) I am aging and things take a little longer to heal. Going to the gym I probably kept re-injurying it.

What's the vote tally.

We want your easy happy go luck self back here.

cathy

grannylove
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Hi Medi,
Have to agree with all....call the doc. I too had trouble with my left arm 2 years ago. In fact, it resulted in frozen shoulder after 3 months. I was referred to a PT who began treating me. After 2 weeks of no results she started looking at other areas. Long story short.....I had ruptured a disc in my cervical neck (my neck felt just fine) and it was pinching some nerves that go down to my arm. I had to have a discotomy and had a cadaver bone put in. I guess you just never know. If it were not for an observant PT, who knows how long I could have went before getting a proper dx. My GP was just giving me cortisone shots in the shoulder after an x-ray showed nothing. Something is causing your arm aggravation so pursue until you get to the bottom of it. Blessings to you Medi! Cheryl

Dan620
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Joined: Dec 2009

Medi you have had this pain for all most a year now, it's time to get this taken care of. In my humble opinion it sound like a nerve problem. I would suggest you see a pain management Dr. they are pretty good with this stuff. .... Wishing you the best.... Dan:)

3Mana
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Hey Medi, my hubby had a back ache that started in Aug. of 2009 an figured it was from all the yard work he had done all summer. He finally went to the docter in Dec. had some disks that were eaten away and in January of 2010 was diagnosed with lung cancer with mets to the spine & brain. We were shocked. Well he had 10 radiation treatments to spine & brain. Then started chemo and only had 2 treatments when he had a rare side effect to Avastin and died on March 25, 2010. Not to scare you, but I always wonder if he would've gone sooner, if things would have turned out any different. Please don't wait!!
"Carole'

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Hi Medi,what caused those pains? I dont know if there s any opinions available. But I do wish you will fine better!
Have a nice weekend ahead! Cheers!

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medi_2
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It was nothing that re-arranging my activities and Tiger-balm could not solve. Thanks for your replies; I felt 100% better just getting it off my chest! ;)
Now on to look for something new to worry about...just kidding!
Have a great weekend
Cheers
Medi

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medi_2
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Hi All! Just got back from my follow up and the EKG came back good and I didn't tear my rotator cuff; just aggravated it (I'm good at aggravating things)so it is officially rotator cuff tendinitis and it was most likely caused by swinging up a heavy object repetitivley. Yes they are taking away my ax ;( (don't get excited boys, there are no strings on this ax). I didn't tell the Doc about the hatchet and machete and chain saw haha. Before you think I am nuts (I am) I heat my house with wood so these items are kind of essential. Now I am going to go read an article I found in the Docs office with the title: Anxiety is Good For You. I will make a report on that later.
THanks for listening everyone!
Cheers
Medi

grannylove
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Glad to hear everything checks out! Yep, swinging those axes can get pretty tough on a body. I also use wood to supplement and have found a young "Paul Bunyon" (neighborhood fella) that likes to help. Even though I am a young double nickle......prevention is a good policy. Takes too long to heal anymore! Again, glad that everything is looking good. Keep those blades sharpened Medi! Blessings....Cheryl

littlelady4220
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My husband had the same thing, in his shoulder. It went on for months - and we spent a ton of money on MRI's, scans, physical therapy. Nothing helped. He went for two sessions of acupuncture, and the pain disappeared. That was about 6-7 years ago. It can't hurt to give it a try.

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medi_2
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I am a firm believer in acupuncture but unfortunately my insurance carrier is not...
Thanks anyway
Medi

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