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Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Taking Celebrex and Lyrica (pregabalin). Biggest concern is major neck pain. Is that normal? What can I do to ease the pain?

Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Taking Celebrex and Lyrica (pregabalin). Biggest concern is major neck pain. Is that normal? What can I do to ease the pain?

StartW/Massage&Heat: Fibromyalgia is a rather broad term that includes so-called"myofascial pain syndrome"and a few other cute monikers.The bottom line is that there is no one sure-fire way to beat it and whatever is tried will take time and must be individualized for you.It may take some trial and error.Those drugs are only part of it. Physical therapy,massage therapy,proper posture, stress reduction and sleep habits ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Getting back to exercise, swam face out of water (2 days ago). Neck pain and discomfort. How long should this last?

Getting back to exercise, swam face out of water (2 days ago).  Neck pain and discomfort.  How long should this last?

Ease into it.: You probably strained your neck by working too hard. Whenever returning to exercise after a hiatus, it is extremely important to gradually work into it day by day and to start each workout with a good stretch. Spend 10 min. stretching your neck in all directions until it feels loose. Take some ibuprofen and rest a few days. It should get better in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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I had cervical ep. For radiating severe neck pain. Sugar "hi" high, huge weight gain (20 in a week). How long do these side effects last?

I had cervical ep. For radiating severe neck pain.  Sugar "hi" high, huge weight gain (20 in a week).  How long do these side effects last?

Sugar levels: Have to come down, and water retention with steroid has to be urinated out then you will see you weight drift back down to previous. Should tell your doctor about the your response to injection. ...Read more

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A week ago I started having neck pain along with the sound of my pulse in my ear.The doctor told me my ear was inflamed. How long will it last ?

A week ago I started having neck pain along with the sound of my pulse in my ear.The doctor told me my ear was inflamed. How long will it last ?

Heartbeats in ear: Hearing the sound of your heartbeats in the ear can be from different conditions. Inflammation of the inner ear and sinuses with fluid build up, allow sound waves to travel easily. Usually the sounds will decrease once the fluid resolves. In smokers and older patients, hardening of the neck pipes (carotid arteries) allows transmission of heart sounds to the ear, sometimes with a whooshing sound. ...Read more

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Neck pain when in coach for a long time?

Yes: If you are referring to sitting in the airline coach seat section and being there for prolonged periods without changing position, yes this can provoke muscular pain solely or if underlying degenerative disc issues. ...Read more

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Could extremely heavy or long hair be a cause of neck pain?

Could extremely heavy or long hair be a cause of neck pain?

Long hair: More often than not long hair by itself will not cause neck pain. It is usually due to poor positioning or degenerative changes. We must include trauma and neck strain in there. The long hair (weight) might aggravate another problem. ...Read more

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I noticed come and go left side neck pain hurts last like 5 minutes its a sharp pain help what can I do is it consider an emergency help?

I noticed come and go left side neck pain hurts last like 5 minutes its a sharp pain help what can I do is it consider an emergency help?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to heal neck pain caused by exercising in a wrong manner?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to heal neck pain caused by exercising in a wrong manner?

Sprains and strains: Muscle pain in the neck or back after over-exercise or strain usually worsens the first couple days. Thereafter, symptoms usually improve daily. Healing time is proportional to the injury—minor strain should heal in a couple days, while a severe strain may take 6 weeks or more if a muscle tear resulted. So just ease back until pain subsides. That's your clue to rev back up. ...Read more

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Sir I have neck pain since 1yr due to long hrs of sitting. Wat kind of exercise nd food udo u recommend for me.Pls suggest me.

Neck Pain: Dear kitten, i would encourage stretching exercises for your neck. This site will describe exercises: http://starbright.Hubpages.Com/hub/fitness_for_all_ages. In addition, acupuncture can be great for neck tension and trigger points. Hope that you neck is feeling looser and better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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