I need to get to the bottom of this

@p1kef1sh (45647)
December 17, 2008 9:45am CST
How much lower can I go? Earlier I went to the store. Before I left I was fine. But when I got there, a full 10 minute car ride, my bum ached. I mean that it feels like I have bruised something just above my right buttock and I am in real discomfort. I have no idea what caused it, maybe I pulled something whilst driving. If so I don't remember doing so. People 30 years older than me and on walking frames strode passed me as I crept round the store. Have you ever had a muscular pain that came from nowhere?
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
Maybe it was like a charlie horse. My husband has had them so bad they have left bruises on his legs. But that is usually at night. I would check with the doctor if I were you.
@liquorice (3902)
17 Dec 08
Ooh, what's a charlie horse?
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 08
Yes, what's a Charlie Horse please?
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• Canada
18 Dec 08
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! What's a Charlie Horse? Well, I'm here to tell ya! I'm pretty sure it is when you get punched or hit in the leg muscle and it cramps up somthing terrible. Naturally, since there would be blunt force trauma to the skin, it would bruise. Sorry, for laughing, Private Joke, P1ke knows why, but I can't tell.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
18 Dec 08
it sounds like some muscle cramp.a local application of painkiller may help.maybe it is a sprain .i guess you need to wait for a day or two,to get to the bottom of this.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
18 Dec 08
LOL - "get to the bottom of this." I applied some heat last night and it is easier today. Probably poor posture and I've slightly sprained something.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
18 Dec 08
Ah yes deep heat is a good substance for things like that. I often use it on my partners back to help ease muscle pains. I take pain killers for my own pain as it moves too much for other treatments to work. You could have pulled something somewhere and it could be referred pain.
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• United States
17 Dec 08
ive had that and know people that have had that and it is probably a pinched nerve or a pulled muscle.. since you didnt fall or do a lot of sitting on hard surfaces i wouldnt think it would be a bruised tail bone or anything
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 08
Probably a pulled muscle I think as it seems to go up my back and not down my leg. Hurts, whatever it is.
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@kbourgerie (8775)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Are you kidding me? Every time I stand up I've got some new ache or stiff joint. I've recently started thinking that maybe I need to start taking calcium, because I rarely drink milk. At this rate, I'm going to be a brittle old woman within the year. Some of it might be from being on my feet all day, but I think a lot of it is from poor nutrition and lack of milk in my diet.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
18 Dec 08
Do you want a response or a lecture?!! Why isn't your diet better? I can't lecture you, I love you too much. But do look after yourself. I'm all worried now. Eat cereals with milk and overhaul your diet. It's too easy to grab food on the go and then suffer later. Sit down when you can. Remember - why run when you can walk, why walk when you can sit, and why sit when you can lie down!!
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• United States
18 Dec 08
Thank you for continually being my friend.
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• United States
17 Dec 08
Sounds like Siatic nerve problems
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 08
I thought that at first, but I suffer from sciatica and this isn't the same pain. This feels more like a kick. Hurts, I know that. Welcome to myLot by the way.
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• United States
17 Dec 08
Ok hope you feel bettter
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@GreenMoo (11842)
21 Dec 08
What a bum deal! Pains that appear from nowhere are by the far the most frustrating. Pains with no obvious injury are also unfortunate, as it's so hard to elicit any decent sympathy for something noone can see!
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
21 Dec 08
So true. The Boss told me that the base of my spine was swollen but there was no bruising. It's a lot better now just the odd twinge.
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@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
Lower back pain is quite common, especially in Seniors. Muscle mass is continually shrinking as we age. One of the best and the most economical preventions to muscle loss is Yoga. Yoga programs are free on many TV channels. Take lessons if you have the time, or get a book. Your back pain didn't come from nowhere! Get with it and do some exercises! I'm a Yogi, age 75, and still working!
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 08
I have often thought about Yoga. I try to contemplate for 20 minutes every day, with some success, so there's a kind of (warped) logic there that takes me on to yoga positions. Thank you. I'll give it some thought.
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@snowy22315 (36086)
• United States
17 Dec 08
probably not. whenever I have a muscular pain I can usually attribute it to something that I have done. It may not be directly related but usually has some bearing on the pain that I am feeling. I sympathsize though. It is no fun to be feeling pain for any reason.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 08
Thank you. I shall be pleased to be rid of it.
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@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Yes, that happens sometimes. Once im offline i will still be on the computer. I play sims2 alot. Sometimes too much and i dont realize how much till i run out of dishes or silverware. By then my bum hurts on both sides. And i still want to play the game. But instead i have to force myslef to go do housework. Just to get off mu bum.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 Jan 09
I am not a great computer game player but I am stuck on a Facebook game right now, the title of which I'm not even sure of - Pathwords I think. My daughter plays the Sims - apparently it is more popular with women than men.
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@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Yea! Lol! the time really flies when your playing the games. No matter what game it is. I think the sims is so popular to women coz its like a soap opera that we control. All my sims are rich live in mansions and have affairs. Just like the soaps.LOL!!!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Jan 09
We can dream I suppose!
@camomom (7537)
• United States
22 Dec 08
Things like this happen to me all the time, don't know why but they don't usually last that long.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
22 Dec 08
It's cleared up pretty much now. I don't know where it came from though.
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
23 Dec 08
Hmmmm....strange.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
18 Dec 08
Oh yes I have some sort of pain all the time. It is a symptom of CFS that can be really difficult. The pain just moves around my body so it could be a severe headache, legs, arms, neck or back pain in the upper of lower back. I also get joint pain in fingers and knees. It is not severe pain but it is constant and until I got it I never realised how disabling constant pain can be. I could start the day with a headache and go through different kinds of back pain or leg pain the same day or I could have all three which is not fun. It is erratic and has no know cause. Could you have bruised the area?
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
18 Dec 08
That sounds like no fun at all Sharra. I haven't bruised it that I know of, but the base of my spine is a little swollen apparently. It's not so bad today.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
19 Dec 08
No its not a lot of fun but I am learning to live with it.
@robert19ph (4586)
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
[i]Hello p1kef1sh, My back recently just got painful. I thought it was my back because it seems I have such bad posture sitting down and most of the time I was just sitting down. My wife suspect not my back but some other thing. It turn out it is not my back, it somewhere in my buttocks that is hurting. After a few days of rest the pain stop. I am still not sure what cause it, it might happen again. You are right that you need to get to the bottom of the pain. It's hard enough not to feel well. Maybe a few days of rest will stop the pain. Our bodies needs to repair itself also and without enough rest if will not be able to do it until it get worse and we are force to take a rest. Regards.[/i]
@p1kef1sh (45647)
27 Dec 08
I am fine now thank you Robert. It was very painful though. I suspect that it was my posture, possibly from driving. I hope that it is gone for good now.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
23 Dec 08
I was leaning on the kitchen bench jotting something down on paper and my back just seized up and I was not able to move without excruciating agony. I ended up on the floor. My husband was freaking out and wanted to call an ambulance but I wouldn't let him and my little girl started screaming hysterically when she heard the word "hospital". I stayed flat on the floor for around 20 minutes until I was able to ever so slowly get up to the couch. The pain subsided eventually but my back was sore for about two weeks. The doctor said it was a muscular spasm of some sort, he gave me a name for it that I don't remember; all I recall is OUCH! Very, very painful!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
23 Dec 08
That must have been very frightening. I had something similar happen about 25 years ago and spent a week lying on my back on the floor of our apartment. You see a different side of life from that level! My back seems to have cleared up now though. Fingers crossed that it will stay that way.
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@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
21 Dec 08
Hey don't you think you should be checking this out with the Doctor who is the expert on this? I don't think you should be taking any chances.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
21 Dec 08
If it was getting worse, or even staying the same I would. However, it's a lot better now. I'm keeping an eye on it though.
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@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
18 Dec 08
[i]Hi p1, Sometimes when I am in bed and I will move hastily while changing a position, I will be attack by a painful in the lower part of my armpit, then I will stop and hold it and it will just be fine after! I have no clue what was it, it's not often though![/i]
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
18 Dec 08
Maybe you pull a muscle. I wonder what that can be.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
18 Dec 08
Yes I have it just takes one wrong move P1ke and that is it I hope it will sort itself out and is not giving you to much Pain
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
18 Dec 08
It's just an ache today Gabs. Blooming nuisance though.
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• United States
18 Dec 08
A few years ago I was doing some work on a house I was selling. I jumped down off the ladder, just two rungs down, and my right hip started bugging me. I didn't think anything about it because I thought I had just jammed it a little. I found out that my right hip needed to be replaced because the bone was dying. It came out of nowhere but if I hadn't jumped down it would have taken longer to surface. Better go to the doctor just to check it out.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
18 Dec 08
Yikes. Mine is easing up, but if it persists I will go and see the doctor.
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@elitess (5076)
• Ipswich, England
17 Dec 08
Hi there pike. It's called a cramp (sort of) i think. I have had them and my dad has had them, and all my family had them from time to time. They are quite annoying especially when you can't move your feet very long (i usually get them at my feet). I am just 21 years old so don't worry to much about it if it only happens from time to time. If it happens a couple of times a week then you should visit a doctor to get examined.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 08
I have had night cramps and this doesn't feel like that. It's quite specific and sharp. Thanks for the suggestion though. I appreciate it, I'm ruling nothing out.
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17 Dec 08
Its from sitting on your bottom to much and from being such a pain in the bottom!! x x I always get muscular pain, especially when I am working!! My muscles just arent strong enough to be used the way they are!! lol It really is hard work working in a store!!!!!!!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 08
I'll have you know that I have had my bottom commented on as being "pert"!! I know that you wouldn't do it if you didn't enjoy it. LOL. I expect that all is quiet at this time of year isn't it? Shall I duck now?
17 Dec 08
Duck??? I wouldnt bother ducking, I would start running!!!! lol The best bit is that Ive had a week off so Ive been back in today and trying to catch up with what has happened in the last few days (not much though one of our cashiers has left!!) How much did you have to bribe the person to comment your bottom being pert or was that the boss??? lol
@p1kef1sh (45647)
18 Dec 08
I am much admired I'll have you know. Usually from the back!
• Canada
18 Dec 08
If it is above your buttock, then I think it sounds like your ciatic nerve. Not sure I spelled that right. Anyway, I also have this pain sometimes. It is from my discs in my back. You could have strained or overstretched and popped a disc out, which in turn, pushes on the nerve. Sometimes the pain will go right down my leg. You could have done something days ago and/or a repetative action that has repeatedly irritated it and now it has finally gotten to the point of pushing out the disc to cause you pain. I say go to the Dr. and have it checked out. Your back is an important thing to take care of. Do you wanna know how I slipped the disc on my back, years ago? You have some chickens, now, right? That's how I did it. The chickens were wanting their water and of course the bucket had frozen, but I underestimated how much water was left in it and had frozen before picking it up. And they were all running around the pail, anxious for their water to be replaced, so they were in my way. Instead of pushing them out of the way, I over-reached and picked up the pail. I felt it rip right away. I ended up 'bed-bound' for weeks while I recovered. All because I was used to a certain amount of frozen water left in their pail, but the temperature had dropped very low very quickly the night before, so they didn't really get much chance to drink anything and almost the whole pail was full of ice. So when I tried to just pick it up, while leaned over and stretched out, since the pail was pretty much full, that's what hurt my back. The blasted chickens.
• Canada
18 Dec 08
I spelled it wrong. It is the sciatic nerve. The pais caused by pressure on the nerve is called sciatica. Read this link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinal_disc_herniation
@p1kef1sh (45647)
18 Dec 08
No chickens yet Annie unfortunately. The consensus of opinion is not to start in the winter. I'm not sue when is a good time to start however! That must have ben awful. I did something similar throwing a bag of mail across a room once, when I should have carried it! The pain is easier today, but I shall monitor it. Thanks Annie.
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• Canada
18 Dec 08
Well, the best time to start is when the chickens are cheap to buy, like in winter time. Since they stop or slow down laying considerably people sell them off at that time so they don't have to bother with frozen water pails, without many eggs to pay them back for the work. But in the winter time you don't have to slip on their poop, either. ha ha ha. Here, a chicken that is in her prime, 5 -6 mos old, just starting to lay, would cost you around $8 - $12 each. But an older one, 1yr + would be more like $5. But as winter approaches, you can get them for $1 - $2 each or sometimes even free. I have used muscle relaxers combined with pain killers for the pain. "Robaxacet", actually.