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Steve,I am sorry to hear that you are in so much pain and it has been going on for so long.
Are you able to touch your chin to your chest? Do you have any pain in your calves?
I can touch my chin to my chest but it is painful. I do not have pain in my calves as far as I know (lots of meds).
Do you have any other symptoms? Problems thinking, moving your arms/legs etc?
No. Just painfull spasms in the neck when I move it anyway.
Ok. Thank you for that extra information.
While I would not rush to say that your problem is due to a blood clot or meningitis it is concerning that you are having so much pain and that is doesn't respond to the pain meds you have tried.
I agree with you -- waiting until March 26 to be evaluated is too long to be in such continued pain.
I suggest that you call your MD and tell her that the pain is just too much and you would like to be seen ASAP.
Since today is Friday and doctors are not in their office on the weekend, you might even want to consider going to the ER.
While the ER probably won't be able to do a huge, indepth workup they would rule out anything of a active serious nature and be able to help you to get rid of the pain until you can be seen by your primary care MD
I was considering going to an Urgent Care facility.
That would work as well. If they find that your pain is from something beyond what the Urgent Care place can treat, they will get you right in to a local ER....and a UC is much, much less expensive.
At either place you will be evaluated by an MD who can help with the terrible pain you have been putting up with for so long.
Thank you so much for your time.
My pleasure. I hope you feel better soon.
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