Re: Myofascial Pain Syndrome-Ginny

From: Ginny King (
Sun Jun 20 08:49:21 1999

At Sun, 20 Jun 1999, Christine M. Smith wrote: >
>At Sun, 20 Jun 1999, Ginny King wrote:
>>At Sun, 20 Jun 1999, Kristy Sokoloski wrote:
>>>Hi Chris,
>>>Yes, I have heard of this condition. Check out:
>>> There's some good
>>>information there. I hope that this helps you out.
>>>Kristy :)
>>>At Sat, 19 Jun 1999, Christine M. Smith wrote:
>>>>Does anyone know anything about this problem?
>>>>Chris S.
>>I was wondering why you asked. I have had neck pain on one side that
>>starts at the lower neck and goes all the way up to the jaw. My PCP
>>said that it was related to the stress of bein sick, but the GI stated
>>that Crohn's can also cause facial and neck pain. I went to the web
>>sight that Kristi recommended and saw that chronic stomach problems
>>could be the cause. Are you having this problem? Thanks. Ginny
>>Ginny King
>Hi Ginny:
>I've been considering the possiblity that Myofascial pain syndrome could
>be my problem. (the lower right quadrant pain) It could be setting off
>the back problem. It's been going on for so long I feel like I'm in a
>downward spiral. I've got to wait for the MRI results before going off
>on another tangent and I'm getting annoyed that I haven't heard yet. I
>can't believe it takes a week to read an MRI. If the doctor's office
>had any interest in this they could have found the results might fast. I
>know because I work in the field. They don't seem to realize how pain
>takes over your life. Or care. Oh, they care all right when you are
>right there in the office. I think they are very caring then. But the
>minute you are out the door, next patient please! I know I have given my
>idea of the reasons for this-if a physician became as preoccupied with
>every patient's pain as the patient is, he/she would be a basket case. I
>wish I had a guard dog to sic on them.


I know how your feel, just keep up the hope. I'm always amazed that when I go to the doc for a follow up visit, they don't even flip back through the charts a remember what we had discussed the week before. I don't know how many times I have had to repeat that I have had a hysterectomy. That jerk of a GI I told you about earlier even had written in his report that I did not have pain with my periods. No kidding since I don't have periods any more! I'm am certainly no expert and in a state of total confusion myself, but in reading your messages, I still wonder if it might be the other way around and your abdominal and back pain is causing the facial pain. Have they really ruled out an auto-immune problem for you? I think I read that you said they pressed on your stomach and said it doesn't feel like Crohn's (I've read so many messaged lately I may be getting people confused). I hope you get that MRI back soon. I can see your frustration build and that is so unfair to put a person through. My thoughts are with you. Ginny

Ginny King

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