Severe shoulder pain made me to cry

@Sreekala (23757)
India
August 4, 2017 6:00am CST
Dear friends, I was not in mylot yesterday. Day before yesterday while doing mylot I felt pain on my left shoulder. First I thought it may be mild but gradually it increased and become unbearable. I cried with pain and had no idea what to do. I could not do anything and on searching net first item came as a result on search; sudden shoulder pain may be a sign of heart attack! However, after one hour, I felt relief by the time hubby too reached to take me to hospital. As I felt relief I told him to consult the Ayurvedic doctor near by and will go any hospital according to his opinion. Doctor examined me and told that there is nothing to worry; you will be alright after some oil massage on the area and exercise. By evening the pain gone completely but I took rest yesterday too as the doctor said sitting continuously infront of the computer is the reason for my pain. Have you ever cried with pain?
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@millie02 (6921)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 17
Any pain can be very scary until you know what has caused it.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
4 Aug 17
I am really surprised without taking any medicine it gone completely. Only done the oil massage and exercise. But the time I suffered, I was totally devastated.
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@ptrikha_2 (10900)
• India
5 Aug 17
@Sreekala Exercising does helps and oil messages can be effective too in such cases. Also avoid using thick pillow while sleeping.
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@vandana7 (68638)
• India
4 Aug 17
Yes...but this is something you do need to control. You are also scaring me. But my prince charming (my neighbor's five year old kid) ensures that I do not sit continuously. :)
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@ptrikha_2 (10900)
• India
5 Aug 17
@vandana7 it's important to keep moving and not be sitting continuously.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
I am in office and getting engrossed with what I am doing, will be troubling me. I need something to distract my attention. May the pain incident will be an eye opener for me.
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@ptrikha_2 (10900)
• India
7 Aug 17
@Sreekala Present day office works are such that at times, we do not even blink our eyes(literally!) and that and lack of movement is causing our bodies to become stiffer, and more prone to back aches. Even I, with all the knowledge and suffering of past, at times, can't help. Sometimes, you have to work with other colleagues and if we take break and walk for a few minutes, others might feel strange, and might think we are avoiding work. One better way could be if a company allows regular Yoga classes, or if there is an easily accessible Gym. In my previous building in the same company, we had a Gym, where I sometimes used to go. However, later on, it became outdated due to lack of maintenance- cost cutting/cost control perhaps.
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@Bodyandbrain (13815)
• Gurgaon, India
4 Aug 17
A wrong posture can cause pain in neck, shoulder or lower back. I have experienced severe shoulder pain and it takes days to recover completely. It is good that you got relief early.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
I felt pain on the upper portion of left shoulder (on bone). I had a history of dislocating the shoulder in the same place when I was studying in first standard. Recollecting all those things, I felt scared. I remember that time I could not attend school for many days.
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• Gurgaon, India
7 Aug 17
@Sreekala okay! has doctor told you to do some exercises to strengthen your shoulder?
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
7 Aug 17
@Bodyandbrain Yes, doctor said to me to do exercise and take break in between works.
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@dollaboy (6153)
4 Aug 17
HAHA, you mean mylot gave you such pain
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
You are laughing on my pain Mylot did not give me pain for sure.
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@dollaboy (6153)
5 Aug 17
@Sreekala HAHA, no i am not
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
@dollaboy haha means crying
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@prashu228 (25516)
• India
4 Aug 17
Glad you are fine. Did you take medicine or massage?
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
I haven't taken any medicine dear, only done oil massage and exercises.
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@ptrikha_2 (10900)
• India
7 Aug 17
@Sreekala Better than taking those antibiotics and other medicines that in fact reduce our body resistance. Yet in case of a very severe condition, we have to take antibiotics.
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@ptrikha_2 (10900)
• India
11 Aug 17
@Sreekala Yes one ought to bring the pain under control initially itself.
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@akp100 (13391)
• India
4 Aug 17
No such pain so far. And hope they will stay away from me. Yes, this is possible that it happened because of long sitting. Just take a rest. Good to see you back and glad you are okay now.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
4 Aug 17
I too never suffered this way. I am not a person who cry for any kind of pain. So you can guess about the suffering.
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@akp100 (13391)
• India
4 Aug 17
@Sreekala I can guess. Hope you will never face such thing again. TC.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
@akp100 If I follow the advise of doctor then
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
4 Aug 17
The last time I cried for pain is losing my late father. I had busting pain in my heart.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
Sorry to know about your loss. Heart pain is also something serious and crying may help to clear it off.
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@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
6 Aug 17
@Sreekala I am fine now. I just have random memories.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 17
Pain on the shoulder could also sign of hypertension or stroke. As for exercise, I'm going to start walking again tomorrow hopefully with my dog.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
8 Aug 17
Yes, it is a sign of stroke and heart attack. Fortunately my pain did not get aggravate like that. Walking again? Means you are not on regular with your exercise. Yes, that is the problem for all of us. We can't stick with the exercise routine on regular basis.
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@marlina (79719)
• Canada
4 Aug 17
Yes, I did before but it was from mowing the lawn for too long without a rest.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
We only notices when we suffer, that is the problem with us.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
30 Aug 17
It must be really painful if you cried... Glad it's all better now... You have to take breaks and walk around from sitting too long.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
30 Aug 17
I learnt my lesson and I started to do my exercises too.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
30 Aug 17
@Sreekala I've been doing a quick and easy 5-minute routines every morning now too... My son said it's old people exercises...
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
30 Aug 17
@sishy7 My son also teases me. But we don't want to care.
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@vsai2008 (9889)
• India
4 Aug 17
No I never had such a severe pain Glad you are feeling better now, I hope you get a complete checkup done
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
Actually I was not aware about the reason of the pain and first time I felt this way. Good I consult an ayurvedic doctor, if I gone any other one, they would have asked me to do x-ray and all blood tests.
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@vsai2008 (9889)
• India
5 Aug 17
@Sreekala Once in one or two years getting a total body checkup is good, please consider that
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
@vsai2008 Ok dear. Will think about it, and you are going to send me the money, am I right?
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@SIMPLYD (84951)
• Philippines
9 Aug 17
Or it could be a cold shoulder, which my husband has. He cannot just swing her left arm so freely at times, lest it will be painful to do so. He is doing the pulley exercise as advised by a physical therapist. I am glad your shoulder pain is gone. I also had a shoulder pain some time ago, but the constant exercise of it has a bit taken it away. I have noticed that whenever I reach for my big and heavy bag at my left side from the separate small open cabinet and use my left arm, it is a bit painful. I guess it is the heavy bag causing it.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
9 Aug 17
Yes, dear the only thing I can do, to be particular on my exercises. I have to do it regularly then only I can be in good health. By bag is not heavy so it won't hurt me.
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@SIMPLYD (84951)
• Philippines
9 Aug 17
@Sreekala Yes, exercise is important for us to be healthy aside from eating heathy foods.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
9 Aug 17
@SIMPLYD But I am deviating from my determination once I become alright.
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Aug 17
Apart from the pain of having a C/Section done like it was done before a shoulder pain is horrendous. Here they just give you cortisone and that is that unless you have a private doctor. I bought lavender and mixed it with an ordinary body cream and rubbed it every day and moved it even though I almost screamed with pain every time. Moving it is the only solution and I don´t spend a lot of time here either because of that. Take care and so glad its gone for you.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
8 Aug 17
I have joint pains with most of my body parts now. The latest finding is, all these symptoms come along with menopause. I think I am on that period as I am 45+ now. In that case things won't get better for me untill and unless I took extra care and exercises.
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Aug 17
@Sreekala Aha the hormones yes things can go that way that is a fact. When they asked me does it really hurt that much I would say no only when I laugh. Excrutiating pain at the start Sreekala. You take good care of yourself all you can and don´t overdo the computer thing if you can help it says me sitting here writing to you.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
8 Aug 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 Today I was researching in internet on this. So i guessed the shoulder pain also is a symptom. Anyway nothing can be done, as all are part of life dear. We have to suffer all those pains and struggles.
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@ptrikha_2 (10900)
• India
5 Aug 17
A few times I had severe back pain and even had a few days session with physiotherapist.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
How are you? You were absent for a while? Are you alright with your back now?
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@ptrikha_2 (10900)
• India
7 Aug 17
@Sreekala No it was in years 2011 and a brief period in 2012. Since then, I have been trying to do a short 4 to 5 minutes back exercises almost each day, with a few exceptions and it does helps. But as one nears 40, one starts to understand that its very tough to get back the body of a 25 or even a 32 year old person. Yoga can achieve that but I have not been able to get into Yoga practice. Do you do Yoga?
@ptrikha_2 (10900)
• India
11 Aug 17
@Sreekala Do not get scared but follow the Yoga and Meditation routine if possible.
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@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
4 Aug 17
Yes many times . Sleeping straightly without pillow and on hard surface help you.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
But I tried to sleep without pillow and I felt much discomfort on sleeping without pillow infact.
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@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
5 Aug 17
@Sreekala Then use light one .
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
8 Aug 17
@shshiju I am trying to use light one now.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
11 Aug 17
@Sreekala Really? May sholier pain be a sign of cardiac problem? What I'm told is pain in your left hand may be due to any problem in your heart,but I have no idea about it.I fortunate have never had any such pain.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
12 Aug 17
Yes, it may lead to stroke or heart attack. But the symptoms may vary. Shoulder pain along with pain in chest, difficulty to up the left arm, breathing uneasiness, then problem on talking. The tongue may be out of control and difficulty in speech. All these problems accompany in case of heart attack.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
12 Aug 17
@Sreekala Thanks for enlightening me.I did not know about it.Do the symptoms include sweating?
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
30 Aug 17
@else34 Yes, of course, sweating is also a part of it.
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@ilocosboy (39139)
• Philippines
4 Aug 17
Not really crying but I can't sleep. Especially when its toothache, that really makes me very uncomfortable. Hope its okay now. Its good you take that very important rest you need. Sometimes we don't need to abuse our body.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
We cry only when the pain is unbearable. Regarding your toothache why can't you consult a dentist?
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@ilocosboy (39139)
• Philippines
6 Aug 17
@Sreekala I can go to dental clinic when its morning but when the ache begins at 5 afternoon, I have to endure the pain while taking some pain reliever like mefenamic acid, the next morning I will visit the dentist.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
8 Aug 17
@ilocosboy You please go and consult in morning. Tell the dentist you suffers in the evening time. Moreover, the dentist can observe if there any decay. Better to avoid pain killers.
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@ridingbet (60769)
• Philippines
6 Aug 17
no, and i have a high threshold of pain. when i had the myoma, i can still stand straight even though i was so pale already. i can withstand a severe pain because i can still bear it, even if it is a 10/10 pain scale.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
8 Aug 17
Good to know that you have so much tolerating capacity. I too had it like that and I didn't cried even in labour room (I had normal deliveries for my two children). This time I could not, may be I was scared on the pain, so pain and scare may be made me to cry.
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@1creekgirl (12588)
• United States
4 Aug 17
I have had many surgeries and birthed two babies, but the only pain that made me actually cry was a severe migraine. I'm glad you weren't having a heart attack.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
I have two sons both are on normal delivery. I hadn't cried even in labour pain. I am very strong on suffering pains usually. But this time I failed. Heart attack, lol search results made me to scary
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@Kandae11 (40358)
4 Aug 17
Sitting in one spot too long is not a good thing. Glad you are feeling better now.
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@Sreekala (23757)
• India
5 Aug 17
I learnt my lesson and I hope I will take care of it.
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