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Feb 22, 2018 · Gout* in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi John, No I do not have pain with my neuropathy but rather the tingling and numbness. Some days I am fine, others I want to scratch the wall. I am currently taking 150 mg Lyrica 2x day. My primary is willing to up the dose, but I am getting along in years and I don't want to sleep my life away. I would love to get off the LYRICA since I have been on it for 10 years but I am afraid to do it. I read your post and referred connection. Still not sure what the OTC protocol is that helped you. I have found a product called "Magnilife DB Pain Relieving Foot Cream" in the pharmacies or on line. It has a green and yellow label and found in the foot cream sections at most pharmacies. It works for me when my feet are screaming at me for some relief. Online the cost is $14.99; at pharmacies $19.99. Most of the foot creams, including horse liniment, that were advised to me burned my skin. this one does not, and it works immediately. I finally went to a Neurologist yesterday and she advised me there was nothing that could be done except more painful testing. And then it would only confirm my neuropathy, not tell me what was causing it or how to cure it, in fact she said there was no cure. She called it Idiopathic perifial neuropathy, which means …..well you figure it out. That is exactly what my primary called it, only he went one step further and called a spade, a spade. IDIOPATHIC. jr

Feb 22, 2018 · Gout* in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Thank you John for responding to my inquisition of "Gout". I have never experienced it before and the 'rash' I referred to in my post was cellulitis. I could not remember the name of it until today. Cellulitis vs Gout was the medical Dr's dilemma. He first treated me for Cellulitis with Antibiotics for 5 days, and then when I got worse and did have difficulty walking because of the pain, he treated me for gout with Prednisone for 5 days. The mild swelling went down and Heaven's to Mergatroid!!! My neuropathy stopped tingling too. Maybe some future scientist can latch onto that one and give us some answers for Neuropathy! I know prednisone is not a permanent answer. Well, that didn't last long and soon the neuropathy was back but the cellulitus/Gout seemed better. It was only after I started to explore the world of internet that I saw that it is reoccurring and I thought about what should I do? My physician did not think I needed medicine at the moment, and when I asked him about an OTC one that was not FDA approved, he did not want to touch that with a ten foot pole. Anyway, that's my story for today…..and I'm sticking to it, unless I hear some good advice from folks like you. JR

Jan 30, 2018 · Left shoulder pain 15 mins. after eating in Digestive Health

I have been saying for awhile that it has to do with “nerves” more than gastro because I have perifial neuropathy (no diabetes) (also no reasons show up on numerous testing to find out why I have neuropathy.(for more than 10 years prior to cancer)…..on up through the system all the way to the shoulder. Many of my continuous health problems are connected to the nerves. —-the latest one being a sciatic nerve in my butt down the leg, into the front, and into big toe. No sitting, standing, laying down, walking , riding bike…..nothing would help. Tylenol wouldn’t help either. I can’t take Ibuprophan because of my stomach. Had to go to emergency room to get some muscle relaxer into me. I’m beginning to think I could put out a shingle and offer advice. I can’t seem to get much from “practicing physicians”, God bless ’em. What would we do without them?

Jan 30, 2018 · Left shoulder pain 15 mins. after eating in Digestive Health

Hi Oldkarl, My shoulder pain starts at the shoulder point, then works its’ way over to the neck and on up the neck to the ear. Pain can be a +10 on the 1-10 scale. Very difficult to deal with. No answers from the oncologist, cardiologist, and the gastrologist is just “trying” different things. Drs. have ruled out spleen since I have had a recent catscan for another problem, and they said my spleen looks fine, altho my Respiratory thinks it might be connected since the spleen can give off these symptoms. Eat, pain in left shoulder, and then subsides about 3-4 hrs. later. Lots of prayer going into this. Can you tell me what “pain points of fibromyalgia has to do with this?

Jan 30, 2018 · Left shoulder pain 15 mins. after eating in Digestive Health

Hey Guys, it’s been a little while since I posted back. I had to go to PT for Siatic nerve problems I experienced over the holidays. Yesterday I was talking with my PT specialist about the eating and referred pain in shoulder. She said “you would be surprised how many of our patients have complained of this kind of pain.” I was estatic because I finally got some validation that this is a real problem. I asked her, “okay, what’s the stem of it all? How does it get taken care of?” She replied, “No answers. ” That took the air out of my baloon, but I still feel better knowing that there are people out there experiencing the same problem I have. I mentioned in an earlier post that I was taking Rebeprazol for “producing too much acid” and It worked for a little while, but now it is not working. It seems I have to wean off it, which I have started, but now I am back to square one. “Come, grow old with me, the best is yet to be. HOGWASH!” with a little humor added.

Dec 7, 2017 · Left shoulder pain 15 mins. after eating in Digestive Health

No the pain does not become worse if I turn my head R or L. It seems to very slightly improve when I move my arm above my head. I have a hand vibrator that I use to defer the pain, but that is exactly what it does. It does not decrease the pain. I have a fullback massager which I use to defer the pain, again it does not decrease the pain. I have used ice bags, or heating pad. The pain I have comes about 15 minutes after I eat, and lasts 3 hours. Then it is gone until the next eating experience. On a scale of 1-10, the pain is greater than the scale. Finally, I take 2-500m of Tylenol. It takes about 15 minutes for that to kick in, and I usually get some relief. I cannot use Ibuprophen because it caused an ulcer in my stomach. Tylenol puts me to sleep, and I am on Lyrica for perifieal neuropathy (10 yrs). I seem to be sleeping my “golden years” away. Thanks for responding to my post. It at least helps to have someone talk positively, trying to find answers.

Dec 6, 2017 · Left shoulder pain 15 mins. after eating in Digestive Health

Yes, I am taking Rebeprazole, 40 m, 2x day for ACID in my stomach. I have been to an acupuncture but it was not deep acupuncture, just superficial. Yes I go to a chiropractor who has given me ideas to try. She has been helpful.

Dec 6, 2017 · Left shoulder pain 15 mins. after eating in Digestive Health

Marlaxyz@Marlaxyz Hi, Thanks for your suggestion. I asked my Oncologist that question today about chemo (7 yrs ago) related to gastro/shoulder pain after eating. He said he could not correlate the two issues and dismissed my shoulder pain issue. Thanks for the suggestion. Judy