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Old 06-18-2017, 04:39 AM   #11
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I'm not a doctor so am not giving medical advice. Had something similar, with excrucutiating pain and unable to get out of chair, turned out to be a simple pinched nerve. A shot of toroidal in the affected hip (after a nitrous oxide filled trip to ER) started to alleviate it in a few minutes. Within the hour it was manageable. Some ice and tylenol/advil over the next few days all was well. Hard to believe that such a lack of mobility and pain could come from such a small thing. I have been stabbed, broken bones and more and none of it came close to the pain from the pinch. May not be your problem at all, but something to consider FWIW. Praying for relief for you.



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Old 06-18-2017, 01:20 PM   #12
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I hope you get better!



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Old 06-18-2017, 02:10 PM   #13
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You may want to take this suggestion with a grain of salt or what ever. Call the suicide hot line, tell them you are going to commit suicide. They send LEO out, you get committed to 72 hour lock down, once in, tell the doctors about the pain that is causing you to want to commit suicide and you will get the MRI.

There are obvious problems with this strategy but it will get you admitted to a hospital.
I don't know how it works where you live, but we have separate hospitals that deal with psychological health versus physical health. That would get you into the kind that you don't want to be locked in and medicated with the kinds of meds you don't want in you.

BBQJOE: I hope you find a solution and recover from this.
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Old 06-18-2017, 04:03 PM   #14
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Have you ever had Lyme? Could be a new case or old flare up. If it is then steroids are contraindicated.

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Old 06-18-2017, 04:47 PM   #15
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This is just awful!
About FIVE months ago, I woke up, and it felt like someone had taken a sledge hammer directly to my LEFT hip. Walking hurt ferociously. I don't recall falling, nor slamming into anything, and I certainly don't remember getting hit with a 10 lb sledge.

It stayed that way for a week, so I found a Chiropractor, and let him go to work.
After the first adjustment, the next day hurt like hell, but the next day was better, but quickly degenerated back to where it was before.
The pain began moving into my right cheek, then into my right groin, then it has gone from my upper hip, all the way to my previously shattered knee. (5 or six years ago)

Getting an MD appointment has reached the stage where it takes well over a month to see anybody about anything. Then when you do get one, they hand you off to someone else, which is now another month away for an opening. So I went to the ER.

They took xrays, said my hip looked swollen, gave me a Tylenol 3 and sent me home.

I have now seen my chiropractor about 6 times at least. I went to his office and told him we weren't getting anywhere. I also told him that I had an appt a month away to see Dr so and so.
He called the whole thing BS, and put in a call to a specialist he knew.

I was now at the point where I was about to get desperately nuts.
My hip hurt, and my whole upper leg felt like it had been wrapped with an ace bandage way too tight.

I was losing sleep, because laying dow hurt like hell.
I was gobbling Advil, Ibuprofin, Naproxin, percocets, and anything else I could get my hands on. Most provided a little relief, but not tons.
But as I said I was about to lose it. I was just about ready to walk into my upcoming DR. office, and wave gun just to get seen immediately.

My chiropractor got me into his colleague in two days.
They used ultrasound, and gave me an injection in my right hip.
About 3 hours later, the pain was mostly gone and I could just about walk normally. About three days more and I was about back to square one.
I got desperate again, and drove 150 miles to a hospital that was of higher quality, hoping they'd just admit me and get to the bottom of this.
I was given a script for 6 percs, a shot of morphine and valium, and told to go find a specialist because I probably needed an MRI. I told him to admit me.
They told me they don't do it that way when someone needs one, or they'd be there just doing MRI's all day.
I got to my the Specialist again thurs. He gave me two different shots. I don't remember what they were. One for each cheek, and I was told one takes about 24 hours to work, and the other 72. He put in an order for an MRI, but that will take weeks to get scheduled and done, then another week or two before I get to visit the specialist again
I felt better after that, not great but better. He also gave me a crash course of Methylprednisolone to take for 5 days. This is day 2.
This morning when I got up, the whole leg just wanted to crumble, and collapse in a pile. I couldn't barely make it to my desk even with a cane, except for the jolt of pain that rocketed me there.

This morning with my coffee, I ate 5 methylwhatevers, 2 alieve, 2 Ibuprofin, 1 valium, and 2 percocets.
The wife rubbed my back and Leg with CBD oil, and biofreeze, I also imbibed in a little medical MJ.
I'm feeling pretty good at the moment, although I'm afraid to stand out of fear of pain.

I'm freakin' crippled, and I'm mad as hell. I've tried a few stretches I found online, but nothing serious yet.
I tried the hangerupsidedown thingy my wife has, but I don't if it helped my back any, but now my ankles are wrecked. I've tried the heating pad, maybe a hair of relief.

What can a person realistically expect in this situation? I'm sure the MRI in two or three weeks will tell them something, but how to cope until a real solution is applied.
I'm ready for bed and a morphine drip until then.
I quit drinking over a year ago because it almost killed me, I'm just short of taking it back up again until it does.
Exactly the same thing happened to me and I mean EXACTLY.

The BOLD print above is a perfect match for me. I started this whole thing when I felt a "thud" in my left hip when I was changing a truck tire. I didn't pay much attention to it. The next day my hip was on fire. I couldn't do anything without suffering extreme pain. It took a month before my wife forced me to go to the doctor. He did an X ray and said that he could not find anything wrong, so he sent me to an Ultrasound that found nothing, and then an MRI and this is where I found out that I had cracked my hip and did extreme damage to the ligaments and tendons in the hip.

The doctor that reviewed my MRI said that there was no surgery that would help my condition and that most of the pain was coming from the ligaments and tendons and they will just have to heal and that could take maybe a year.
BTW there is no infection involved in my injury.

This happened to me in January (about 5 months ago) No doctor will prescribe any pain killers to me because of some kidney issues I have. So I just absorb all the pain. In the beginning the pain was intense 24-7 and I got no relief except for less pain when I sat or laid down, but walking or standing was almost to much to take. Slowly the pain is subsiding, and I can now stand, sit and lay down with no pain but walking is still a wonderland of pain. Every step is questionable whether my leg will support my weight. Walking in straight direction is very painful, but any change in direction doubles the pain when I try to pivot my hip. Over this time I even lost weight because I would rather just sit instead of moving to eat.

BBGJOE; I know you will be getting and MRI soon and you should get a answer to your problem. If what you have is anything similar to me, don't expect any quick fixes. Maybe it helps to know that you are not the only one to have this problem. Every day I wounder (like you) if I will be a cripple the rest of my life.

Best of luck to you and heal quickly my friend!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:09 AM   #16
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I don't know how it works where you live, but we have separate hospitals that deal with psychological health versus physical health. That would get you into the kind that you don't want to be locked in and medicated with the kinds of meds you don't want in you.

BBQJOE: I hope you find a solution and recover from this.
My ex wife was once but on a 72 hour lock down. She was in a very nice modern hospital with a locked psych ward. She spent two weeks there and was then released. The ward was clean and well maintained. She was not pumped full of evil drugs. she got the help she needed at the time. This was in California, so maybe it is a bit different in your area.

I did warn there were definite problems with this strategy but it is viable if the pain is too extreme. Some people have a high pain tolerances and some are very low. Showing up are the hospital armed is even a more extreme plan. Just hope BBQJOE gets the help he needs without having to resort to ANY extreme measures.
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:18 AM   #17
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Thanks Tweto!!!


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Old 06-19-2017, 09:03 AM   #18
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I'm sorry for your pain, when I had back issues the doc said it was chronic and would have to deal with. I disagreed and worked it out myself. Sounds like you're in a much worse place. I hope the MRI helps.




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