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Aug 28, 2018 · Pinched nerve in Brain & Nervous System

Thank you. Physical therapy is out for right now as he has exhausted his benefits from all the physical therapy from the knee. We do have imaging and we do know it is a pinched nerve in the neck. I forgot to say that he does have carpal tunnel of the wrist and of the elbow. He also has arthritis (osteo). He is thinking of asking for a better chair than we all have here (we work at the same place) They say our chairs are ergonomic but we really don't think they are. I appreciate your input.

Aug 28, 2018 · Pinched nerve in Brain & Nervous System

I know compared to many of these posts, this is not as serious an issue, but I am at a loss as to what to do. My husband has been having pain in his upper arm (stabbing pain) It really hurts when it hits. Sometimes it lasts a little while and sometimes quite a while. Over the course of a year the dr has had him on prednisone but you can only take that so many times. But then the pain returns after the prednisone is over. He is also on Lyrica. We know the pain in the arm is from a pinched nerve in the neck (and right now he doesn't want surgery as he just had a knee replacement and he is still dealing with that healing process). The neck never hurts but the arm can be extremely painful at times. Anyone have any ideas on how to combat the pain, other than snipping the nerve. He thinks it is worse when he is at work because of all the computer usage, but it can be just as bad on a weekend. He is on so many heart medicines (he had bypass and a new heart valve put in about three years ago) that he can't take any NSAIDS. He tries Tylenol. Sometimes it dulls the pain, other times it does not do anything. What can he do?

Jul 27, 2018 · Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) - Let's talk in Intensive Care (ICU)

A very good book

is  You will Get Through This by Max Lucado

 

Jul 27, 2018 · HEART VALVE TRANSPLANT AND SUBSEQUENT ALLERGIES in Heart & Blood Health

My husband had a heart valve transplant four years ago (animal, not mechanical). In the past few years, he now is prescribed a medication, takes it once and it is fine, and then the 2nd time has allergy symptoms. He never had this before. Amoxicillin-anyphylactic shock, Clemdomyacin- rash, itchiness, currently is on prednisone, furosemide and cymbalta- face flushed and upper chest, minor rash, another one I can’t think of at the moment , after he took it for ten days, his hand started peeling another allergic symptom. Before all dental work he has to take antibiotics, but now he can’t take amoxicillin, clemdomyacin, Keflex…. our doctor is trying to decide what he can give my husband before his next dental work. It is just interesting to me that all of these allergies have popped up since the heart valve transplant (also had quadruple bypass at the same time). I wish I were a scientist, I would like to investigate to see if there is a correlation between the transplant and subsequent allergies.