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HiTempguy
HiTempguy UltraDork
7/26/13 3:59 a.m.

So, I'm dieing... or something.

On Tuesday my neck and shoulders randomly stiffened up to the point of locking. This was accompanied by the wierdest pressure I've ever felt (an upward pressure from the base of my neck towards the top of my head). not headache inducing, but its presnce was known. on top of that, I've felt like I've been in a fog since then. Its not excruciating pain, just super tight and sore. The headpressure letup today, but now my upper chest is tight (coughing hurts). neck and shoulders still super tight.

wtf over?

Beer Baron
Beer Baron UltimaDork
7/26/13 4:27 a.m.

You need to go see a doctor. This sounds like something neurological.

ZOO
ZOO GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/26/13 5:30 a.m.

+1 on seeing the doctor. Don't delay.

RealMiniDriver
RealMiniDriver SuperDork
7/26/13 6:11 a.m.

In reply to Beer Baron and ZOO:

Last time I went to the doctor for a pain in my neck/shoulders, all he wanted to talk about was cars and racing.

Anti-stance
Anti-stance UltraDork
7/26/13 6:21 a.m.
RealMiniDriver wrote: In reply to Beer Baron and ZOO: Last time I went to the doctor for a pain in my neck/shoulders, all he wanted to talk about was cars and racing.

Sounds like you got a cool doctor. Hopefully you got some actual help from him instead of just a race discussion. Lol

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo GRM+ Memberand Mod Squad
7/26/13 6:22 a.m.

Please go see a doc. That doesn't sound good.

Wally
Wally GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/26/13 6:28 a.m.

Hopefully you get an answer, I have been feeling the same way for about a month. So far it's been diagnosed as a bad sinus infection, allergies, and then being out in too much heat/humidity. I go back Monday to try again but in the mean time I feel like crap.

bigdaddylee82
bigdaddylee82 Reader
7/26/13 6:43 a.m.

You haven't answered any distress beacons on an alien planet lately have you?

Seriously though, go see a Dr.

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bravenrace
bravenrace UltimaDork
7/26/13 7:18 a.m.

In reply to HiTempguy:

Sounds similar to the pain I get from the herniated disc in my neck. On the other hand, I had something happen many years ago where my neck locked up. I went to a Chiropractor and he gave me immediate relief. Then it got worse again and again and I went back to him again and again until I realized he wasn't fixing my problem, just putting a band aid on it. Then I went to my doctor who sent me to a physical therapist who gave me two exercises to do. After living with this for almost a year, three days later the problem was gone. I was in college at the time, and it turned out I was studying while laying on the couch with my head propped up on a pillow. Doing that repeatedly is what caused the problem. In any case, you don't want to mess around with this, so I agree with others that you need to get to a doctor.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/26/13 7:54 a.m.

You need a petite young Asian woman to rub you thoroughly with scented oils and then knead you stiffness away, for hours.

This always helps; chest cold, sprained ankle, headaches, sunburn .......

Basil Exposition
Basil Exposition HalfDork
7/26/13 8:03 a.m.

Remember, 90% of fuel problems are electrical.

I mean, seriously, why are you asking us?

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku GRM+ Memberand UberDork
7/26/13 10:18 a.m.
RealMiniDriver wrote: In reply to Beer Baron and ZOO: Last time I went to the doctor for a pain in my neck/shoulders, all he wanted to talk about was cars and racing.

Was that Dr. Boost you were seeing?

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/26/13 11:25 a.m.

I'm with bravenrace on this one. I have a permanently herniated disc in my cervical spine, and it presents very similar to the symptoms you're describing. Go see a doctor right away. If you catch a disc early enough, you can usually do something about it (I have a misfigured spine, I'm SOL).

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
7/26/13 11:55 a.m.
914Driver wrote: You need a petite young Asian woman to rub you thoroughly with scented oils and then knead you stiffness away, for hours. This always helps; chest cold, sprained ankle, headaches, sunburn .......

That is not doctors office, that is the skanky motel that rents by the hour

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/26/13 12:41 p.m.
aussiesmg wrote:
914Driver wrote: You need a petite young Asian woman to rub you thoroughly with scented oils and then knead you stiffness away, for hours. This always helps; chest cold, sprained ankle, headaches, sunburn .......
That is not doctors office, that is the skanky motel that rents by the hour

thanks! now i know what to ask Siri to find...

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku GRM+ Memberand UberDork
7/26/13 1:32 p.m.
aussiesmg wrote:
914Driver wrote: You need a petite young Asian woman to rub you thoroughly with scented oils and then knead you stiffness away, for hours. This always helps; chest cold, sprained ankle, headaches, sunburn .......
That is not doctors office, that is the skanky motel that rents by the hour

That's the massage parlor, not the massage therapist.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
7/26/13 1:39 p.m.
Basil Exposition wrote: Remember, 90% of fuel problems are electrical. I mean, seriously, why are you asking us?

This. Go see a doc.

Zomby Woof
Zomby Woof UberDork
7/26/13 2:06 p.m.

Doctors are free over here. How good can anything be if it's free?

oldsaw
oldsaw PowerDork
7/26/13 2:26 p.m.
Zomby Woof wrote: Doctors are free over here. How good can anything be if it's free?

NOTHING is free.

Even you had to pay/invest in someone/something to post that response.

oldtin
oldtin UltraDork
7/26/13 2:30 p.m.

I wouldn't worry about it. Nothing a couple of beers or shots couldn't fix. I keed, I keed. Go see a real doc

HiTempguy
HiTempguy UltraDork
7/26/13 3:09 p.m.

I went. By the time I got there, the tylenol/muscle relaxant had kicked in and I felt slightly better. Doc says its probably because I lifted something like an idiot. The headache had gone away, it's back now, but my shoulders and neck feel 1 billion times better.

I still feel a bit foggy, but that may be due to the drugs + 4 hours of sleep I've gotten in the past 3 days due to the sore neck

bastomatic
bastomatic SuperDork
7/26/13 3:52 p.m.

Probably Torticollis - muscle spasms. I got it once, was a real drag til I got the Valium.

Then I slept two days, and woke up feeling fine.

The_Jed
The_Jed SuperDork
7/26/13 4:32 p.m.
HiTempguy wrote: I went. By the time I got there, the tylenol/muscle relaxant had kicked in and I felt slightly better. Doc says its probably because I lifted something like an idiot. The headache had gone away, it's back now, but my shoulders and neck feel 1 billion times better. I still feel a bit foggy, but that may be due to the drugs + 4 hours of sleep I've gotten in the past 3 days due to the sore neck

I had the same thing happen the last time I lifted an idiot.

nicksta43
nicksta43 SuperDork
7/26/13 9:45 p.m.

Based solely on the thread title;

Your Canadian!

confuZion3
confuZion3 SuperDork
7/26/13 11:19 p.m.
HiTempguy wrote: Doc says its probably because I lifted something like an idiot. The headache had gone away, it's back now, but my shoulders and neck feel 1 billion times better.

Always remember to lift heavy objects in a jerking, twisting motion from your back.

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