I fell today!

United States
June 3, 2009 10:28pm CST
For the first time in over a year, I fell this afternoon. I bent over to pick up something off the floor and my back caught the nerve in my back that was partially destroyed when the disks ruptured. They did a release on all they could, but this one the compression could not be completely relieved. It will swell and cause me to have pain, swelling and numbness in my left leg , hip and foot. Well, this afternoon when it caught, the whole leg when numb, and down I went. I was already off balance by bending over, and so when I lost control of the left leg, there was no holding me. So, now I have a very pretty purple bump on the left side of my forehead. There are several scratches where I hit the wooden chair to my grandkids little table and chairs. I have a horrible headache, and probably shouldn't be on mylot, but I am so far behind responding to discussions bothere here and taghter, that I need to figure out something to do. So have you had a headache in the past that was the result of an injury?
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@AmbiePam (50134)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Ugh. Any headache someone has I feel sorry for them. As a chronic migraine suffferer, no headache is ever easy to deal with.
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• United States
4 Jun 09
I have not had a migraine in several months (I'm knocking on the wall just so you know). Since they put me on the anti-depressants, my headaches have all but disappeared. Of course I have one this morning, but it is more from the injury than anything. Certainly not a migraine. Do you have to go and get shots or do you have medication that works at home?
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@AmbiePam (50134)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I have prescription medication for my migraines. And sometimes it works. But usually 1 out of 3 migraines I have, I end up in the ER. I try to tough it out for at least four days before going to the ER if my medication isn't working. Medicaid HATES when I go for a migraine. But sometimes I have no choice.
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• United States
5 Jun 09
My greatest problem with having to go get a shot is that 9 times out of 10 when I do that, then I end up with a rebound headache from the killer pain meds. The last time I was in the doctor's office, he gave me new pain pills for my back. They are tramadol. He told me they would also work wonders on migraines, should I be out of Imatrex for some reason.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Jun 09
I get migranes quite often espically when I am seeing double vision from havingg Multiple Sclroris. Usally around summer it gets the worst. Of course M.S. is a nerve disorder. Next year makes 8 years that I have had it that I know of anyhow. I am sorry that you feel down today and got hurt I know that had to have been painful and also have a migrane.
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• United States
5 Jun 09
Today is much worse than yesterday. My eye, cheek and nose have swollen up as well. There are three small cuts on the original knot. I didn't go to school today. Couldn't imagine trying to drive and sit through the class. My eye is swollen to the point where it's almost completely shut. It's hard to keep it open because of the pain and bruising and swelling. So I'm trying to tupe on mylot and gather and text my daughter with only one eye! I'm supposed to go to the church tomorrow to help the youth work on getting their yard sale stuff ready for Saturday.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
9 Jun 09
I hope you are feeling a little better now. I am sure you are proberly still in a lot of pain.
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• United States
6 Nov 09
Actually I am in worse pain now that I've been in since before the original surgery. I haven't been on here much or gather either. I had to have another MRI last week, and now it looks as though there may be another back surgery. Something has the nerves pinched off and I'm having spasms in my back, and my feet, legs and hands are going numb.
@HelloMickey (1663)
• Hong Kong
4 Jun 09
Yes, I agree with one of the mylotters that you need to go to the doctor and the hospital right now. Don't think it is not important! My teacher fell and felt headache when I was at high school, and finally diagnosed to have a stroke.
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• United States
4 Jun 09
Hey sweetie, I did talk to the doctor today. This isn't a stroke. It's a problem with my back that I've been dealing with for more than 3 years. If I ran to the hospital every time I had numbness in my leg, or my back hurt, I would be setting up a tent in the emergency room and living there. There is a spot on my spinal cord that the compression could not be released completely. If that exact spot gets caught when I twist, bend or stretch, then my leg is going to go numb because the impulses get cut off. It's a pain in the butt, but nothing to worry about!
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• Hong Kong
5 Jun 09
Glad to know that you actually know why you got pain. That means the pain can't be cured, so sorry to hear that.
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• United States
8 Jun 09
It's ok. When the medical condition in my back first started, there was lots of talk about being wheel chair confined for the rest of my life because the neuro surgeons had never seen anything like it. I finally got a surgeon who was willing to try and fix the problem, even while not being able to promise any results. He was able to relieve most of the presuure on my spine, but not all.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Oh, I'm so sorry you fell and got hurt. That knock on you noggin must be very painful. Take care of yourself.
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• United States
5 Jun 09
Actually my eye hurts worse tonight than my forehead does. And my nose is beginning to get sore. My eye is black and almost completely swollen shut tonight. It was starting to swell this morning and I laid down to take a nap this afternoon and when I woke up it was really swollen and turning purple.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
6 Jun 09
I totaled a car on the freeway and got a minor head injury that left me with a slitting headache for most of the time for a year. I was put on a pheno-barb med finally that got the pain under control
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• United States
8 Jun 09
How awful for you! I know that after my back surgery, trying to find the right medication and dosage of such to eleviate the pain, while at the same time making it possible for me to function from day to day has been a task. It seems that many of them that help with pain and swelling would knock me out where I couldn't do anything but sleep.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
8 Jun 09
that would be a "splitting headache" but yeah, this didn't knock me out - it was great stuff - I was adicted to it, but quit cold turkey the following Christmas break. Gee, if I had known then that I was allergic to corn starch, I could've saved the back pains I discovered from taking them - oh well.
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• China
9 Jun 09
You need have a rest and see the doctor,Perhaps you are tired. Go to bed early and have enough time to sport,you will be healthy.
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@kawalnarang (1095)
• Trinidad And Tobago
4 Jun 09
all i may mention is that when u need the rest ,,take it,,all of us are getting older day by day,, so these problems can occur anytime,, Take care dear
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• United States
4 Jun 09
I ended up not going to school today. I am sore all over and the further into the day I get, the more my muscles ache! My arms feel better, not so much of a carpet burn on them, just one little red streak on each forearm. My left eyes however, now that's a different story! I look like a prize fighter!
• Trinidad And Tobago
4 Jun 09
just Imagine I am there to help,, i pray that u feel goods real fast,,
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• United States
6 Nov 09
Thanks my friend. It has gotten really bad in the last couple of weeks. I've had to drop out of school this semester. I hate it, but am facing the possibility of another back surgery, and I simply couldn't keep up with classes and it was hard for me to physically get from class to class and building to building!
@bunnybon7 (37423)
• Holiday, Florida
8 Jun 09
OMG! you really need to go to the emergency. i hope you did. you could have a concusion. the only time i had a headache from injury was when my second husband beat me really bad. now i just get them at times from stress with my sons gf.
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• United States
8 Jun 09
Good news, no concussion. Just a black eye and dislocated cartilage in my nose, which they couldn't do anything for. It will heal on it's own. The doctor gave me more pain medication and told me to alternate between heat and ice for my nose and ice only for my eye.
@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
6 Jun 09
I do get headaches, but I do not remember any from injuries. That is not to say that they did not happen, but only that I do not remember them if they did. You sound like you should go rest awhile. I am sorry that you fell.
• United States
6 Jun 09
thanks friend. I appreciate the sentiments. I'm trying to rest. Today, my eye is black and swollen almost completely shut. The skin in my whole face feels stretched towards my left eye! I told my daughter earlier that my broken wrist hurt less than this does! Ouch. This is something I don't ever want to do again. LOL
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
4 Jun 09
When I was about 14, I remeber fainting in the middle of the hallway and hitting my head on the floor pretty hard. I had a pretty big goose egg on my head from that one, and a massive heasdache to go along with it. I can relate to what you are saying about your back and leg. I remember many times before my first surgery, trying to stand up and my lkeg just going completely numb and down I would go. Thankfully, that doesn't happen nearly as often anymore, but it does still happen. I think that even though they told you that there isn't anythin that can be done, you should still go get checked out. There is enough damage done to your back already, and all it takes is one time that you do too much damage, and you could end up in a wheel chair. Don't take any chances, have it looked at at the very least. On another note, have you looked into any of the newer treatments that stretch your back ands supposedly help to heal ruptured discss? I haven't yet, but it is getting pretty close to that point for me.
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• United States
4 Jun 09
I have not heard of these procedures. My disc is not ruptured anymore. The discs were fused together and they have a fiberglass cage around them for protection. What they couldn't repaire was the damage to my spine itself. When my discs ruptured, they didn't do it the way normal people's do. Instead they squashed completely flat and then wrapped themselves around my spinal cord, clamping it off into an S shape. It caused compression on the neurons, which is what caused the numbness, and the loss of bladder control. The spinal fluid around my heart (the ruptures were at T-5, T-6 and T-7) caused high blood pressure issues, shortness of breath and a relentless cough that kept getting diagnosed as bronchitis. It was a huge mess and it took the doctors well over a month with several specialties getting involved to find the real problem, and then it was my primary care doc who found it!
@rrdj71 (696)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I feel that although I do not know you, it is my Christian responsibility to tell you GO TO THE DR or HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY!! God forbid, you may not be able to walk if swelling worsens. The spine, as I am sure you are very well aware of, is pretty much the core of our being right after our hearts. Please, get immediate attention!! God bless!!
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• United States
4 Jun 09
Oh, sweetheart I do appreciate your concern. I called and talked to the doc this morning and since there is no pain in my back and no swelling in my leg, he felt like it was just a fluke. Now, that being said, I have a goose egg and what appears to be the start of a black eye. I look like Mike Tyson after a bad fight.