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10 hours ago, MargieH said:

 

@DJ360  Paul has had pain in his right leg when he walks more than about 100 yards,  for about a month now, also numbness in his feet sometimes.  He's waiting for a hospital appointment but I suspect it's PAD (look it up) causing intermittent claudication due to hardening of his arteries.  

This ' getting older' is overrated!

 

Agree about getting older Margie.  :(

I was wondering about claudication, PAD and also peripheral neuropathy. That said, claudication is supposed to settle if you rest for a bit but this effect can leave me very sore and stuggling to get my legs going for days if I overdo it.  My history of smoking (years ago), medications, a fondness for the odd scoop, cardiovascular disease and even the recent repeated prescribing of Metronidazole could all be contributiing to the picture.  That said, my Doc says pulses in my feet are OK. Numbness isn't too bad and seems to vary a bit.  Just have to wait and see what the tests show. I also seem to be getting some bruising of toe nails.  Weird.

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Phew!  just got back from physio, had me lunch, now a few minutes of catching up before some organ therapy.  That gal's making the exercises tougher.  Feel like I've been through the mangle today.  need a drop o tea and sympathy.  Got aches where I didn't even know I had any muscles.  :crazy:

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10 minutes ago, loppylugs said:

Phew!  just got back from physio, had me lunch, now a few minutes of catching up before some organ therapy.  That gal's making the exercises tougher.

 

Bleddy 'ell, Loppy. 'Ope she dun't wear it out!

 

Sorry! You must be sick and tired of organ jokes, but I couldn't resist.

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50 minutes ago, loppylugs said:

 That gal's making the exercises tougher.

 

LL, I had a fall last August and apparently triggered Arthritis in my right shoulder. It is very painful and I can't lift my arm higher than straight out. I was sent to a Physiotherapist for exercises. I did my best, but when I told her it was very difficult and painful, she replied 'Good that is what we want'  What is the saying 'No pain, No gain'. I'm afraid, six weeks of trying to do  her exercises and not only could I not lift my arm, but every muscle down my arm, across my chest and down my side were so painful, I couldn't carry on. I have to arrange an appointment and not looking forward to going, but I must do something. I'm hoping there are some alternative exercises to try.  All the best LL, keep up the good work.

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26 minutes ago, carni said:

'No pain, No gain'

What a load of tosh. If it hurts, STOP DOING IT! At our time of life we are never going to jump over tall buildings or run marathons. Your body will tell you when enough is enough.. It's OK for physios to warble on but they are all much younger and have no idea how painful arthritis can be. Some discomfort, fine, but actual pain no.

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I totally agree Brew. I took the doctors advice and went to the Physio, because I didn't know what else to do. What do I do, I really can't lift my arm, I am having to do everything now with my left hand. Which the professionals say is the wrong thing to do, as my shoulder will set. Dropped and broken more crockery this last few weeks than all my life. Simple things like combing my hair or just scratching my shoulder are impossible with my right arm. I even have to hold my right arm up on the elbow while  picking my cuppa tea up. My arm just drops like a stone. I have had some serious illnesses over the last 13yrs, life threatening, and still going on, but this Arthritis has stopped me doing far more than anything else. A pain in the neck really or should I say Shoulder!:rolleyes:

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So sorry about your shoulder, Carni.  I agree with Brew that exercise causing severe pain probably isn't very good thing!   Gentle exercise only up to the point of pain is possibly a better idea.  Are they SURE  it's arthritis in your shoulder joint or could it just be inflammation of a tendon?

https://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/common-aches-and-pains/shoulder-pain/specific-conditions/painful-arc.aspx

Worth a look but obviously talk to your health professional about it

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I wish I could advise you carni I really do, the only thing I'm sure of is if hurts there is something amiss. My shoulders are 'uncomfortable; if I lift them with my arms bent - so I don't do it. Likewise with my knees, they are really painful so I avoid bending them unnecessarily. I would never argue against a qualified doctors advice but...

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Go back to the doctors Carni and TELL him it HURTS, it's obvious physio is not the answer at this time, you know it makes sense

 

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I am in hospital on Monday having 'A Procedure' and will be out of action just for a few days so this has to wait, but because I have had no improvement I will speak to the doctor as soon as I can and see what other types of help are on offer.

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12 minutes ago, MargieH said:

Are they SURE  it's arthritis in your shoulder joint or could it just be inflammation of a tendon?

 

The Doctor sent me for an Xray, she told me it shows some Arthritis in the shoulder. Apparently it has been slowly coming for a few years,(Which explains, my longstanding aches and pains) the fall I had has caused it to go to the next level? 

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If your fall has caused a flare-up of existing osteo-arthritis in your shoulder joint,  it might settle down again in 2 or 3 months.   Let's hope so.    Poor you - as if you haven't enough to cope with!  I hope all will go well when you have your procedure next week xxx

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Sorry to hear about your problems, Carni. Hope all goes well for you. Don't let hubby forget to raid Bird's cake department when it's all over!

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Thanks gang. I didn't mean to go on, but I think you know me by now. I was feeling sorry for LL and before you know it, it was me me me again. Sorry Miducks.:)

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You know you can always get the sympathy you deserve from our lot Carni,  we’re willing your aches and pains to be better soon.  

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Carni, maybe the arthritic shoulder is due to the constant lifting of heavy cakes..... Only joking. My thoughts are with you .

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Ooo you really do like living on the edge Fly....

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Well, er, um, er, well yes Brew, I suppose I do. 

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6 hours ago, AfferGorritt said:

 

Bleddy 'ell, Loppy. 'Ope she dun't wear it out!

 

Sorry! You must be sick and tired of organ jokes, but I couldn't resist.

 

I knew I was asking for it.  Lol.

 

There's a guy on the organ forum I'm on chose the login name....Myorgan....He should have known what he was letting himself in for.    :biggrin:

 

 

Edited to add....Carni..  Physio is fine but in your case it does sound like it agravated some issues and at that point I think you have a right to say, Enough!

In my case they are trying to rebuild the muscle -- brain connection.  I wouldn't say I'm in pain.  Just some discomfort frm working muscles that may not have done much for quite while.  Wishing you well meduck.

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Carni, I do hope your shoulder gets better soon.  I can't talk about shoulders, but I do have a couple of dodgy knees and the object of physio with them is to strengthen the muscles around the joint to support and control it better.  It does seem to work.  Don't ask me what exercises would be required though.

 

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Went to the dentist again today.  This time the specialist who did my root canal work.  He basically said that the jury is out  until the anti biotics are finished and we see what happens next. He prescribed me more Clarithromycin to take with me on hols in case it kicks off again.  Told me to forget Erythromycin my own dentist gave me for the same purpose...  :blink:  Still, this specialist bloke does have a degree in Pharmacology as well as his Dentistry quals.  He also said that he thought that 7 days on 400Mg Metronidazole, prescribed by the hospital, was a bit much . Says he normally prescribes three days but suggested I split the difference and do five.  I can live with that... Means I only get to go for 8 days without a little drinkypoos....  :)  And to be honest I am pretty much all antibioticked out after four lots in a few weeks.

 

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Good luck DJ, You are certainly putting your time and money into saving that tooth, not to mention all the pain while you are trying. I hope it can be saved  after all your effort, and especially in time for your Mehiko visit. Thanks for your concern, and good to know your physio is doing some good on your knees. I will definitely be seeing the doc again, now I know the physio  shouldn't be so painful. I wouldn't mind........if it was helping.

 

Hope this is correct. Felices Fiestas DJ.:biggrin:

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On 13 March 2019 at 1:52 AM, DJ360 said:

 

I also seem to be getting some bruising of toe nails.  Weird.

 

Just thought DJ you got shoes on right feet & to be honest mate I think I'd be sacking your two dentists off. 

 

But to all of you, get well soon X 

 

 

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I have had an upset stomach all this week, presumed it was an IBS flare up although I haven’t had one for a long while. Just checked the side effects of my thyroid medication and it says it is one. I have been taking them for a few weeks now and it has only just started although it seems a bit easier this morning, the “ache” has gone at the moment. I am hoping it will settle down as it does say side effects go as your body gets used to the medication and the last blood test showed it is starting to work. Hopefully this will be the case as I don’t want to have to take something to counter the side effects of the tablets I am already taking. I saw this with my late husbands mother who ended up with a plethora of tablets each counteracting side effects of other tablets she was taking. Definitely don’t want to go down that route.

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My Great Granddad had false legs & real feet :Shock: 

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