Patient Comments: Shoulder Bursitis - Symptoms

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Comment from: Liz R, Female Published: November 09

Eight years ago I had my first bone marrow biopsy. I was already weak with pain from a tumor filled spleen (diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) and all that was used was a local. The pain and fear throughout this procedure left me traumatized. I had such anxiety when it came to getting another one, I asked to be sedated. My team made a deal that they would give me all the painkillers available and that I could stop the procedure at any time and then schedule it for the operation room. I was so doped up, but it still hurt, but less than the first time. On the way home, we had to stop the car several times so I could vomit. This was repeated four more times; lots of drugs, still painful and sick afterwards. I had to get an autologous transplant and I have had another relapse recently. I am due for another transplant and I know I will need more biopsies. I dread them and will ask this time to be sedated.

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Comment from: aussie mum, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 19

I have had hip bursitis for about a year and had a cortisone shot witch helped a lot. About 16 weeks ago I tore my bicep tendon in my elbow and was put on anti-inflammatory tablets, but a few days ago my shoulder started to hurt. Today I had an ultrasound on my right shoulder and was told the pain in my shoulder was because of bursitis so for me the last few weeks have been agony; not able to walk with hip bursitis, a torn tendon and now on top of that now bursitis in my shoulder. From here I am not sure of the next step but I do know that I don't get much sleep because of the pain I am in.

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Comment from: mary sub, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 21

I had 3 months of physical therapy for knee replacement that went very well. Two days after release from therapy, I woke up to excruciating pain in shoulder and biceps. I don't think I slept wrong and have been doing exercises. I had 2 massages for shoulder bursitis, first one was great, second one didn't do deep massage. I can't sleep through the night, because of sleeping on side; it is hard to sleep on back. Shoulder and arms quit horrible pain around 1 in afternoon. I am exercising, but have been putting up with this and sometimes it hurts so bad I could cry. It wakes me up all through the night, so now I not only hurt, but am worn out.

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Comment from: 40 again, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 08

I had severe pain from spondylosis in either the right or left hip area to the point I could not walk or would limp to the point I could not work. I went to chiropractic treatment as I had trouble getting up and down, and back pain. I am a paratransit bus driver and normally very active, this really stopped me to the point I was in constant pain. I was sent to a back specialist and had a mid, bilateral block. Wow, I feel 100 percent better now. Later he will burn the nerves in this area for what should help me to be pain free. This procedure of the block was done 2 days ago.

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Comment from: Malak, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 30

My child is one year and a half old, and since he was 5 month he has had constipation. He passes stools every 5 days and he suffers a lot, crying, and shouting. I am giving him food full of fibers plus vegetables and fruits plus laxative medication, and he is still constipated.

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Comment from: Donna, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 28

My electromyography (EMG) was not bad at all. Neurologist gave me one 0.5 Xanax for anxiety. Worked like a charm. Soft touch with needles, no problems at all. No bruising and I take Plavix! Fear is overrated. No results yet. Follow up procedure due to stroke 10 years ago to access any progressive nerve muscle damage.

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