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Frozen Shoulder

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by Andy12345, May 23, 2014.

  1. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    cheers mate :) i dont want constipation, i could cope without the pain relief tbh but the doc says if you dont take them you move less and it gets worse, but! i really dont want constipation lol
     
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    Mud Island Dweller Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So take a couple drink extra water and if you get constipation then stop. Or as suggested go see a chiro Brian saw one a few times and he was excellentEvery person is different and you are in Total Warrior not tough mudder l kept "muddying the water" with my original confusion
     
  3. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    gulp! that sounds worse than tough mudder? lol is there a total wimp?

    good idea ill given em a try thnkyou
     
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    MrsB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If it gets too bad you can always add some senakot. You know, like the advert says, for gentle predictable relief when you wake. (Or more likely run like hell about 3 hrs after ingestion. Should get the blood pumping through the shoulder again lol :D
     
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  5. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    lol thankyou :) i spent so many years either going too much or going too little, i dread messing with the tummy tbh :)
     
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    MrsB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Are there other painkillers you could take instead, or ant-inflamatories? I got given co codamol that were too strong by the hospital which made me so sick I ended up DKA in hospital. Am taking lesser strength ones now which work and don't make me sick
     
  7. Mud Island Dweller

    Mud Island Dweller Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tried accpuncture? l found it exdellent for stress
     
  8. MrsB

    MrsB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oops not sure what ant-inflamatories are but sounds like a fun way of passing an afternoon as a kid :D

    Meant anti-inflamatories doh
     
  9. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    ahh yes i have tried acupuncture for backache, didnt do anything for the back but felt terrific, thts another good idea :)

    you say anti-inflamatories i say tomato :)
     
  10. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    i suppose paracetamol would work too, i have movement its not actually frozen stiff, it just hurts like buggery if i move it behind or above or knock it, omg if i knock it :( oh and playing tennis with my little up the park, wont be doing tht again
     
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    After 15 months of investigations, MRIs, CTScans et al I am to have steroid injections in the shoulder under a local and an ultrasound scan toe sure that the needles are in the right place. Roll on Sept 13.
     
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    Doctor took me off naproxen as he said taking this for a long time can damage your liver..
     
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    Also I have had the steroid injection under X-ray, it hurt like hell and did no good what so ever and now waiting for another capsular release, which gave instant pain release to my right shoulder
     
  14. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    terrific lol he gave me them on repeat prescription, i have egfr of 60 so i really need liver killers lol

    i have found they give me terrible belly ache so havent been taking them, phew

    my shoulder is alot worse, im in pain all the time, went to my first physio last week, she gave me exercises to do, nothing else, the exercises hurt so much they make me feel sick so i cant do them, its misery
     
  15. Wonderingwhy

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    Hello. I'm new to the group. Don't really know what to ask without sounding like I'm whining. :sorry: A few months ago I started having this pain in my right shoulder under the shoulder blade. It effects the entire arm. Feels almost like pins n needles, tingling sensation down to my finger tips. Dr. says I may have pulled a muscle. (3 months no better). I donate blood every couple of months, the last 2 times they took my blood pressure it was very high (right arm). Last Friday I went in to donate and my BP on the right arm, 196/98, left arm was, 143/77. Huge difference. Haven't seen my Dr. yet and I'm expecting him to give me a pulled muscle bit again and hand me a new pill. :banghead: My father had type 2 diabetes as does my older brother, my older sister lost a breast due to cancer a few years back. Maybe I should tell you a few things about myself so you can get a clearer picture.
    Female, 55, (menopausal + overweight), mother of 2, grandmother of 4+. Back - Degenerative disc C3, bone bulges C3-C7, PARS L5-S1, IBS, diverticulitis, osteoarthritis (neck-shoulders), arthritis (hips + knees), migraines, not to forget the soar arm and high/low blood pressure.
    My meds are, Fluoxetine 20mg (depression + OCD), Naproxen 500mg (anti-inflammatory), Domperidone 10mg (inflammation of the stomach lining), Clonazepam 2mg (anxiety), Buscopan 2mg (antispasmodic-muscle spasms (diverticulitis)), Baclofen 10mg (antispasmodic-muscle spasms spinal cord injuries), and Hydromorphone 1mg (narcotic pain reliever to treatmoderate to severe pain (works on the brain to increase the ability to tolerate pain)).
    I ask doctor for answers he just hands me pills. I hunt for specialists, he refers me to them if I bug him enough. Going to Neurologist in 2 months :rolleyes:. In the interim I wait in pain, unable to do much of anything even get a decent nights sleep.
    Is there anyone out there in the cyber universe that has any answers, please.

    Sincerely Wonderingwhy
     
  16. Indy51

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    @Wonderingwhy The difference in BP between your arms should definitely be looked into.
     
  17. Safi

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    Have you seen a physio? The thing that stands out to me regarding your pain/tingling symptoms is the issue you have at C7. I have neck problems including a prolapse at C6/7 & had similar symptoms due to a trapped nerve. I took medication for 12 months but also had/have physio which is massively helpful - I've been off the meds for close to year. When it starts acting up again I refer to this www.triggerpoints.net to try & pinpoint the muscle involved so I can gently self-massage & heat treat it. The site offers a 'map' of the body so you can search via your pain point but also a list of symptoms you can search through.

    I hope you have some luck - I know first hand how draining it can be.

    safi
     
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    Serratus Posterior Superior Trigger Point. This is what I found on the site you gave me. I saw the Dr. on Monday and he's got me booked for a 24hr heart monitor. He said nothing about meds or physio. Why do Dr's like to keep you in the fog. My body tells me something, I describe it to the Dr. , he says "let's try this or that." It's like he hasn't got a clue which sends me to my medical book or the web for answers that I bring to him, he gives me one of those, "ain't that cute" looks like I'm trying to diagnose myself. Well if he doesn't know the answers I have to find them some place else. I depressing trying to find out what wrong and how to fix it. (I'm venting, :sorry:). Thanks for the help. I'll let you know what happens from here.

    Sincerely Wonderingwhy
     
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    Hi, Several years on from my doc diagnosing me with "frozen shoulder" (left arm), no physio or investigation, just pills and more pills! Now I've got the similar pain in my right shoulder and was until 1 wk ago seeing a pain specialist for other conditions similar to yours. Basically, she can no longer do anything further for me without my "losing weight!" To cut a long story short, I've followed this thread because my daughter led me to it and suggested my pain may be linked to diabetes not arthritis. Certainly there appears to be a causal link? However, like so many others who've responded to this link I would strongly suggest that you follow your instincts. It's your body and you live with it. Listen to what everyone else is saying. Don't trust the doctors! They will have it that it's your fault that you are experiencing pain because you are not following their advice! I'm 58yrs of age and began experiencing arthritic pain since approx age 11yrs that was not picked up for over 40yrs during which time I nearly died on at least 3 separate occasions through mis-diagnoses. I really lost my temper about 10 yrs ago when my Daughter escorted me, to my current doctors' clinic and he sat up and listened when she mentioned my not breathing for long stretches whilst asleep! No kidding. He accused me of not mentioning it before! Liar, Lair. Fortunately, I had a neighbour who'd previously accompanied me before as testament to his dismissive attitude towards myself. Now... I don't go to any doctor without being accompanied. That person does not even have to say a word. Result, I get proper consultations that aren't rushed. Referrals on demand etc etc
     
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