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Good thoughts needed for Brian (csuviper)

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  1. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:27 PM
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    I do believe you might be on to something there Brian.

    We all are pulling for you.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:33 PM
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    Are you gonna check with doc on the likeliness, or have you lost confidence?
     
  3. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:54 PM
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    Going to send a message to neurologist and probably set up appointment with primary to see what can be done. I would feel so much better if my head didn’t hurt all the time.
     
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    Are you getting much sleep?
     
  5. Apr 15, 2018 at 10:30 PM
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    I wasn’t for 4 days after the hospital visit but am now. No issues laying down. Some nights I have to take ibuprophin to calm it down first
     
  6. Apr 15, 2018 at 10:32 PM
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    Glad your getting some decent sleep Brian. My issues, I would finally just pass out from exhaustion...my body just shut down.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2018 at 10:36 PM
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    Mine is very mild compared to what you went through man.
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:51 AM
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    I used to work in pain management, if it's indeed neuralgia, consistent anti-inflammatory medication should clear it up in a couple of months. It's a gradual process over time and is used in combo with acute pain relievers, that's why you have to take them every day as prescribed, and it won't be something you take forever.

    Go at it from different angles... heat, massage, physio, acupuncture and if first line drugs don’t help, you can progress to meds used for epilepsy and depression in dosage/frequencies designed for nerve pain. At one-time they were off label uses but it's now established, supported by peer-reviewed studies.

    Of course I’m a webchair here so always consult a professional in-person and maintain a relationship because managing pain is trial and error, we all respond differently. Follow-up is important to modify the regimen specific to your needs and eventually wean you off them.

    Good luck man, you got this!

    https://www.medicinenet.com/occipit...ain_and_other_symptoms_of_occipital_neuralgia
     
  9. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:55 AM
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    Just keep an eye on your liver with all that Advil you're taking.
     
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    ^^this
    Especially if any alcohol is consumed
     
  11. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    Thanks for the info. I have had to take ibuprofen every day for 2 weeks now to keep the pain down. Definitely worried when i have to take that many meds.
     
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  12. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    Will be talking to the dr soon to figure this out and get the blood work.

     
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    No problem, your specialist would have gotten baseline liver/kidney function and other bloodwork results, then repeat them at intervals if any of your meds may affect your organs. At minimum, never exceed what's on the bottle, and be honest with your doc how much you are taking OTC, holistically, or anything they might not be aware about.

    Ibuprofen will be fine for acute relief, but I don't believe it's the type of anti-inflammatory that will settle those nerves in the long run (if that's the cause). Again, my opinion means squat over the net. I just have a good feeling with everything I've read you're going to be okay managed correctly by your health care professionals, keep positive Brian!
     
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    Thanks for the good words of advice.
     
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  16. Apr 16, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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    I’m sure a lot of my issues was self inflicted and not listening to my gut.

    Seems you have done a much better job of that.
     
  17. Apr 16, 2018 at 4:51 PM
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    @csuviper Brian - I think a steroid to deal with inflammation might be warranted here. Dealing with TMD for patients (temporomandibular disorder - usually associated with grinding or clenching teeth/jaws) our first line is NSAIDs and centrally (or peripherally) acting muscle relaxers. Sounds like you’ve been down this road already. Add some hot and cold compress therapy to the affected sites. (Cold, damp washcloth then heat it up a bit). Cold does remarkable things for inflammation. (4 components of inflammation: heat, swelling, redness, pain).

    A steroid, medrol dose pack (methyl-prednisolone) is next if 3-4 weeks of religious NSAID therapy isn’t touching it. A different muscle relaxer also on the list.
    Next if we suspect any neuro involvement gabapentin can alleviate symptoms.

    Typically the cause of these symptoms for my patients is stress or anxiety causing the parafunctional habit (clenching/grinding). “Get rid of the stress” removes the cause. The treatments mentioned above only alleviate symptoms (but will cure if the cause is ceased).

    So once again, take the *forum doc* advice (dentist in my case - which is likely horrifically worse) with heaping tablespoons of salt. Follow your treating doc’s therapy. I just want you to have all the info possible at your disposal. Might be worth mentioning to your doc, and asking their opinion. Or not - up you brutha. Just praying for a total recovery for ya.
     
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    Thank you for the info. I think I am there or close to a shot to help. I can do maybe another week or so if needed. Just want the releaf.
     
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    Yeah man. Glad things are improving for you!
     
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  21. Apr 24, 2018 at 8:50 AM
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    Good thing I have insurance
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    Yeah I'm in the wrong business. Did they provide an itemized sheet? I'm always amazed at all the little things they charge for and how much each is :eek:
     
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    Yes they did. 2 MRIs and 3 CTAs at over $5k each. $10k for the transfer to ICU the second day.
    Separate bill from the ER dr alone was around $600. Weird it was separated.
     
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    Kind of like how you get a bill from the hospital, the dr. and the anesthesiologist. Just when you think it's all over another bill rolls in lol
     
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    Yikes! I know the feeling though. My minor knee surgery came out to around $15k, I’ve had to pay about $1200 of it so far. My dad had actual brain surgery back in November, I think his is up around $200k. I think he’s only had to pay about $3k so far.

    The way insurances, hospitals and even family doctors operate is a scam, especially on the insurance side. We live in a small community with a small hospital. The doctor I see here is a “preferred” doctor and the hospital was as well, until the day I went for an MRI. Now I’m fighting a big hospital bill because I wasn’t notified of the change and the hospital is a “preferred” hospital again, it just wasn’t the day I went.
     
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    No worries about ibuprofen and the liver. It's Tylenol (acetaminophen) that effects the liver. Ibuprofen does take a toll on the kidneys if taken for a long time or if kidneys are previously compromised. Ibuprofen can also "thin" the blood, which I think you said your Dr had you on aspirin daily, both ibuprofen and aspirin are NSAID's (non steroidal anti inflammatories) which can be mild blood thinners, aspirin very much more so than Motrin.
     
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    I definitely sounds like you have different things going on but all related in some way. The disection absolutely was caused by cervical "adjustments" by chrio, this is scary and unfortunately too common. I can't believe any chiro still does "neck cracking" it's a disaster waiting to happen and many people have died from it. Some porn star did last year iirc.
    The mini stoke is likely related to the disection, where the artery disected, it would be very common for blood to pool in that area and because it pools, small clots could form becauee when blood pools it coagulates. To me that all seems related.
    The headaches and numbers do sound like some sort of neuralgia that could be totally separate, but possibly residual stroke effects.
    Aspirin for blood "thinning" to prevent further clots, NSAID's for inflammation and pain (consider Aleve twice a day over ibuprofen 3-4 times a day, then possibly steroids (prednisone) for inflammation not relieved by NSAID's. Prednisone has shitty side effects but works 100 times better than NSAID's for inflammation. Even a short 5 day "burst" of 60mg daily. I only do burst dosing for my back, the tapering doses/ steroid packs suck IMO, as both a patient and a nurse.
    Muscle relaxers could help, as well as something like Neurontin to quiet down the nerve activity. I take Neurontin for my leg pain/numbness from my herniated disk and it does help somewhat for nerve pain. There's other nerve pain meds but tbose scare me and can be addicting and all that.
    If you ever have any question or anything feel free to give me a text or call.
     
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