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So I woke up in the middle of the night and my neck was so stiff I couldn't turn in either direction, and it hurt fairly seriously from even tiny movements. Could this be pseudogout?
?At first I figured I just tweaked it, but the stiffness lasted through the day. I finally started wondering about meningitis, but I felt fine otherwise, which didn't match. It got better slowly over a week, so I just let it fade. But just a few days later it has come back.
?Aspirin helps. I have had (self-diagnosed) pseudogout in the knee and foot, just a few weeks ago. I've had regular gout before as well, but have been taking celery seed and I think that's been 100% preventative on the regular gout. I only started taking "pseudogout" seriously as a real diagnosis, as of a few weeks ago.
?Googling turns up a lot of stuff that says pseudogout (CPPD) in the neck, in the "yellow ligament" (Ligamentum flavum) does happen. The call it rare, they find it in really old people, but hey I think I've got it too.
?Anybody else here have any similar experience?
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