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Burning pain

Posted by @vuyi, Wed, Sep 19 5:51pm

My aunt passed away 27 May 2017, few hours after being told that she was no more I then experienced a pain while I was busy taking a shower. The pain I experienced was too painful, that I couldn't even move for few minutes, thought it was just a pain and was gonna fade away. I got to realise that it was a continuous pain and it felt like a burning pain, the pain started from my shoulder going up to my neck in my right hand side. I went to both public and private hospitals but no medication seemed to help. I was told that I had stress, was booked for sessions with psychologist, but even today I'm still experiencing the very same pain. No one seem to understand the pain that is within me, x-rays were taken, but everything looked fine, tests were made, everything was fine too. I was given "Tramadol,TramaHexal SR 200, Valium 5mg-never drink them as I was told by a friend that they were dangerous, Trepiline, Betapam, Ibuprofen….

Please help I can't stand the pain, it's just too much now.

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Hi @vuyi and welcome to Connect. I’m so sorry about the loss of your aunt, and the subsequent physical pain you have experienced since her passing.

I’m tagging @oregongirl, @chocolate5lover and @gingerw as they understand what it’s like to search for answers and can provide support as you continue to try and resolve the pain. As for your pain, is it only in your right shoulder and neck? Or has it spread to other parts of your body?

I'd also like to bring @hopeful33250 @reibur1951 @IndianaScott into the discussion as they know what it is like to lose someone dear. Vuyi, can you tell us more about your aunt. It appears she meant a great deal to you. What was your relationship like? What has this loss meant for you?

@ethanmcconkey

Hi @vuyi and welcome to Connect. I’m so sorry about the loss of your aunt, and the subsequent physical pain you have experienced since her passing.

I’m tagging @oregongirl, @chocolate5lover and @gingerw as they understand what it’s like to search for answers and can provide support as you continue to try and resolve the pain. As for your pain, is it only in your right shoulder and neck? Or has it spread to other parts of your body?

I'd also like to bring @hopeful33250 @reibur1951 @IndianaScott into the discussion as they know what it is like to lose someone dear. Vuyi, can you tell us more about your aunt. It appears she meant a great deal to you. What was your relationship like? What has this loss meant for you?

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@vuyi My sincere condolences on your loss. It is never an easy road to lose a family member, no matter the depth or strength of the relationship.

Prior to her passing, had you ever experienced this type of pain before, anywhere in your body? My suggestions are: Write down when you experience this pain, where it is in your body, how strong it is, type (shooting, stabbing, achy, etc.), what you are doing when it occurs, time of day, your hunger level, how long since last meal, things you have done that ease it, any other details. Does it wake you up at night, or prevent solid rest? Keep a journal and see if you can find any pattern. Take this to your Dr. You didn't say where you are, is there a good internist there?

Please keep checking in with us, and let us know you are getting on. We do care.
Ginger

Hello @vuyi and welcome to Mayo Connect. I am pleased that you decided to share your pain with our online community!

Pain can have many origins and I am sorry to hear that you have not found the source of your pain and a way to treat it. Since you are afraid of taking meds for your pain, have you tried massage therapy?

You might consider keeping a journal, like a spiral notebook and writing a sentence of two about your aunt each day. It will be a way of honoring her memory. Will you do that?

As Ethan has suggested, please share with us something about your dear aunt who passed away. Share with us, as you are comfortable doing so, your fondest memory of her.

The description burning pain sounds like nerve pain (this from a non-doctor). In my experience, it's hard to remedy. Some diabetic pain (feet?) for example is characterized as "burning." This is treated by drugs like lyrica or gabapentin. The diagnosis "stress" is often given when they don't know what it is.

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