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storm pains

Sep 03, 2012 - 0 comments

It's overcast here today and I had the usual storm-related burning pain in my arms while trying to fold laundry.  Arms felt heavy like I'm folding scraps of iron, not laundry. (fm)

I had a strange new pain in my very upper and almost inner left thigh.  It was pulsating and felt like the pain I'll get in my upper arms when a storm is coming.  Only lasted a good 20 seconds but quite noticeable.  Not the everyday sort of ache I usually have. Shortly after, I felt the same pain in my upper and under arm.  They almost felt like burning pains.   (new)


I have a weird non-painful twinge in the inner corner of my left eye.  When I blink or look around, it feels like it's trying to water.  (new)

Had a quick slight balance woopsie in the kitchen.   Had me taking a slight wobble correction step.

To catch up on what I've had lately since I'm new at tracking:
-Off and on over the past week I've had short times of a sharp pain radiating up to either side of my neck and sometimes into the sides of my face.  (new)
-Ever since I've been on Cymbalta, I've had a tightness on opposite sides of my back like a line straight across with no tightness in the middle.  The right side gives me problems and is usually sore.  I seem to always be trying to stretch it.  But this sensation and the pain associated is no where near as bad on 30 mg than it was at 60 mg.
-Had an infection in the right eye gland (bottom/outside) a few months back.  My eye area was swollen for a few days and then swelled up the whole right side of my face for a couple more days before it went away. My entire eye area hurt like hell if touched. Some medicated Visine helped it heal faster.
-I grind my teeth TERRIBLY and have always grinded my teeth.  Last year it got so bad I broke 2 teeth within a month's time.  I must have grinded my teeth pretty bad last night, as my jaw and cheekbones are sore.
-Have noticed emotional and mental changes over the past month.  Husband has noticed social isolation.  I've felt fragile and sense I may be going through a life crisis.  Still need to talk to doctor about switching to a better anti-depressant.

Suppose to have an MRI this week.  Had nerve conduction test last week.

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Outdoor Birthday Party

Sep 02, 2012 - 0 comments

Was outside in the shade at a park for a birthday party.  It was very hot and fairly humid.  I had brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, a brief time where I found it difficult to breath.  I started focusing on my breathing and was then ok.  I think it was brought on by humidity.  When we got home I went to take a nap and slept about 11 hours.  I woke up on the 3rd with extreme stiffness (more than usual).   I also kept regurgitating during the times I felt overheated after eating some food that wouldn't usually upset my stomach.

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Breakouts

Sep 01, 2012 - 0 comments

Had skin breakout fairly bad and am not premenstrual.  

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Neurologist

Aug 29, 2012 - 0 comments

Had my first neurology appt. today.
Doctor did nerve conduction tests and examed my eyes.  Asked symptom questions.  Will schedule an MRI for me next week.  Said my reflexes were overly intense but that my muscles were strong.  Also found out I have mild carpal tunnel in my right wrist.

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