Advice needed after rheumatology evaluation please
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Storm Pain Distraction Ideas Needed!
Hi. My name is Brandy. I’m 43, and currently live in Phoenix, Az. Today & tonight we had/have a series of rain and wind storms rolling in and out. I suffer from a slew of medical conditions including Arthritis, Bursitis, Fibromyalgia, Pseudotumor Cerebri, Chronic Pain, Ankylosing Spondylitis, spinal issues, and the list just keeps going! I did semi okay during the day today. Did a lot of snoozing’ with my puppy. But as more and more storms come through my pain levels are skyrocketing! I’ve already taken my pain meds, anti-inflammatories, anxiety, and other meds that help me. I’ve done the heating pad thing, the stretching thing, and tried watching TikTok and YouTube to distract my brain from my soaring pain levels. What ideas do you have to help deter my brain until I can get comfortable enough to fall asleep? Thanks in advance!
Hi all, I created this group as I didn't see any group specific to my condition. I wanted to share my experience. I had injured my elbow by accidently hitting the wall, in Nov 2021. Initial pain was bad. But after resting for a few days, the tingling reduced, but I maintained the classic cubital tunnel symptoms (pain in pinky and ring finger, difficulty bending the elbow).
As the pain didn't subside for a couple of weeks, I went to a hand specialist, where I had a horrible experience. He barely checked my hand, told me to do some weighted therapy exercises (no clear regiment explained), and then said I will be good in 3 weeks. The exercises were a big mistake, as they greatly aggravated my condition, the pain increased and I developed a painful click in my elbow as well.
After that I got a second opinion and I was finly diagnosed with cubital tunnel, tendinitis and bursitis of the elbow. Had to take a steroid course, and strong painkillers. Finally I started physical therapy in late January 2022, which has been helping. Now there is almost no pain at rest and clicking has gone, but still can't really use my arm for anything other than typing.
Even though my symptoms are improving, the injury has caused a lot of mental exhaustion after being in pain for almost 4 months, so I wanted to talk with others in similar scenarios and how they are dealing with it.
Thanks and take care.