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I am so glad I decided to research my C/S again. When diagnosed 10 years ago (aged 36) there was very little information or anyone to discuss/share the experiences with. Having read all the postings I now find I am not going mad or suffering odd symptoms that according to the Nuerologist have nothing to do with C/S.
Gerry the neck, you in particular seem to have experienced the same sort of symptoms I suffer with and I wonder if this is because we have both gone into careers that involve looking/working above shoulder level. Even the Thrush problem you mention is a common occurence and very distressing, although my doctor says C/S has nothing to do with it. He reckons I am prone to fungal attacks because I'm vegetarian. Codswallop.
Anyway my symptoms to date have been: chronic headaches (feels like my head is being crushed in one of those medieval masks), numbness in both arms/hands that I can only describe as having been to the dentist (that swollen/cold feeling), fizzing/crackling sound in neck, loss of neck/shoulder mobility, that muggy/not here feeling, dropping things and not feeling them drop, imbalance/tripping up, not being able to stay in one position for more than 15 minutes and shaking/trembling feeling across my shoulders and neck which makes my hands shake.
I also have a slipped disc in my neck (2nd from the top) which I presume does not help the situation. All told I have had very little help from the medical profession and am currently trying to get some treatment for my left shoulder. I don't know if it is frozen or I have trapped nerves but it is very painful and when I forget and reach out for anything the electrical shock I get makes me yelp in pain and my arm is then dead for ages. I can't lie on it and when I turn in my sleep it wakes me up with extreme pain. Even trying to put on my bra, top clothes, shoes, etc., causes me pain. I can no longer put my hair up, make the bed, do household chores (even sweeping/mopping causes intense pain).
Sometimes I think the medical services have little understanding of what it is like to suffer continual pain and fob you off with that 'Don't be so soft' attitude. In fact my doctor once said that to me when he was checking my range of movement in the shoulder. Grrr
I recently lost my job because of C/S and have put in another claim for DLA, which they will probably refuse again.
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