Does anyone have trouble putting their chin to their chest? I'm trying to figure out what is going on with me, I thought about spinal meningitis, because I was sick for like 2 weeks and still have a low grade fever 2 months later.
I cannot put my chin to my chest without HORRIBLE pain doing down my back into my legs. Anyone else have this? Or do I just have a really bad crink in my neck (been like this for over a month).
Should I call the doctor or wait until my neurological appointment on the 10th?
Thanks for responding. It doesn't hurt when I tilt it backwards. I have a dull ache at the base of my head and neck (where they meet or whatever) and my back is achy too, like directly down my spine (pretty much all the way down). It's been going on for a while now.
It hurts just a little when I turn it side from side, but nothing like the pain when I tilt it downwards.
I also have a tingling on the left side of my body (which has been there for months now).
My fever is so low, like 100.4-101.0. So I haven't brought it up to my doctor yet, plus with all these pains and issues I've been having, I didn't want her to think I was crazy.
So I just got back from the ER. Got brushed off AGAIN! They said I have a neck strain!!!! WTF???
The first lady took my temp, said I had a temperature and when I asked for a blanket she said no because I had a temp. The doctor came in, said I don't have a temp (he didn't take it or even feel my head). Looked at my neck. Told me to put my arms up in front of me (my left one is very shaky), told me to squeeze his hands (again, my left one is weaker). Then felt the back of my neck, bent it towards my chest (I am crying at this point), then said "Oh...I think you have a neck strain".
I laughed at him and he said "well there isn't anything we can do about your neurological problems, just keep your appointment". I told him I had a neuro appointment on the 10th becasue of suspicion of MS. He gave me a script for flexeril and vicodin (10mg and 500mg). Which we all know doesn't help too much when the burning or itching or anything really.
I called my doctor (spoke to nurse). Told her what happened and she said "wow, he didn't test you for anything?". I said "No, nothing, he barely even looked at me". I start crying she said that she will have the doctor talk to me because she doesn't know what to say.
I'm waiting for a call back from them, but am so PISSED off at the ER. I am so upset I was even crying all the way home.
When I got home I took my temp. It says 101.8. WTF?!?!?!?!
Wow what a time you are having. I am so sorry that you have been treated like this both at the ER and the brush off from the doctor who has messages to return. One of those important messages was YOU!!!!
I suffer from everything that you listed off and on except I don't know about the fever because I don't have a good thermometer. Every time I take it the thing reads around 96 so I ask people if I feel hot and they say no just really clammy. Whatever I should get a new thermometer but not a top priority.
I take Tylenol and Aleve at the same time per doctors instructions and then Vicoden if needed (as well as my normal list of meds) and alternate ice and heat on my neck where it comes together with my head. Roll pillows in the crook of the neck seem to help a bit too.
When these "episodes" go on longer than I can endure them I go and get a message from a wonderful lady that used to be an R.N. and it really makes a difference. Because I wait so long I usually need 1 1/2 hours to really make a difference though and some times I will do a couple of visits over 7 - 10 days.
Sorry that you are suffering & Good luck with getting to the bottom if this
Good luck and I really hope your doctor finds out what is going on with you. I know that feeling of not knowing can be really frustrating. Hang in there and be persistant with the docotrs after all they are working for you, you are paying them and they can be fired by you when you find another doctor. Keeping you in my prayers.
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