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neck pain and pem

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Johnskip, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Johnskip

    Johnskip Senior Member

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    my pem is always accompanied by this weird neck pain that immobilized me it's awful and horrific to be honest
     
  2. Shoshana

    Shoshana Northern USA

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    HI @Johnskip

    I have had some long time periods with severe neck pain,
    and is definitely bad.

    Have you found some positions that hurt it less?

    I have to be sure to give mine support,
    cushions that shape correctly, to hold it.

    A pollow that helps it, not hurt it more.

    I also have to be careful when I move, that I do not move it badly.
    Sometimes, it surprises me, no matter what I do.
     
  3. Johnskip

    Johnskip Senior Member

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    are you able to exercise at all?
     
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    I have had that neck pain a thousand times. Sometimes it has been so severe that I thought I was having a stroke. It has lasted anywhere from 5 minutes to several days. It is a most horrid symptom and drives me to go lay down with a heating pad and often times taking pain medication. It is a pain that all but incapacitates me! I feel for you. Having to function with that particular symptom takes all my willpower! Often times that symptom is accompanied by a crippling tinnitus for me too. Bad news!
     
  5. Shoshana

    Shoshana Northern USA

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    Sadly, no I cannot, @Johnskip
    I tried for many years, to resume, repeatedly, doing very gentle types, but always got worse, so I need to focus now, on trying to maintain any bit of physical ability (intermittent) to do daily self-care.
    But I am sure that our cases and illnesses, are not identical, so I hope you will find a better course, in your future.

    I do not have as constant , or as severe, or as frequent, of the neck pain,
    as I did have, for some years in the past, though. And some days, I can do extreme gentle, stretches and relaxation movements.

    @Sandman00747
    I am sorry you have the extreme neck pain and tinnitus too! That is very tough!
     
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