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Falling to Pieces!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 5, 2008
  • 11:29 PM

Hi all

I have had back pain since I fell as a teen and knocked one side of my pelvis higher than the other. An MRI showed a bulging disc and this has caused me problems for years. I recently lost some weight and the doc discovered I was anaemic during some routine bloods. I have been taking oral iron for 3 months now with no effect! For the past year I have had pain in my right shoulder and neck with real stabbing pain in my collar bone! I also get a strange numbness in my right arm which stretches down into my elbow and thumb (are you keeping up?? :D) Physio hasn't made any difference and xrays have showed no abnormalities.. I have now developed high blood pressure and have been started on Ramipril 5mgs daily, an ecg showed some changes and I have been referred for an echocardiogram as the doc thinks I may have an enlarged heart!! I am struggling to function properly at work due to feeling so miserable all of the time and being in pain :( and was hoping someone on here could tell me if all these symptoms are in any way related or am I just unfortunate to have developed several different things at once???

Many thanks for reading & any replies :D


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