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Pain During And After X-rays

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#1 nan


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Posted 19 January 2007 - 04:34 PM

Today I went to get my ex-rays. I had to have chest x-rays and elbows, wrists,and hands. If I could produce tears I would have been crying. I have Sjogren's , so no tears. It's almost like they want you to stand on your head when they want the lateral, oblique....... I felt like such a wimp, but it really hurt. The technician was so kind and I didn't whine once for her. I saved it for you guys. The x-rays were at 9:30 this a.m. and I really hurt now.
One more question.... I have a spot on the top of my foot that is hurting. It is red and sorta looks like a sore. Probably scleroderma related? I guess I'll get doctor to look at it. I wanted to wait until all of my tests are done before scheduling a visit with my rheumatologist here again. Take care and thanks so much for reading this.
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 07:25 PM

Hi Nan,

Oh hon, I'm so sorry. We shouldn't have to act so tough when we are not. Big soft hug for you.

Love ya,
Warm and gentle hugs,

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 08:38 PM

Hi nan,

Sorry about your painful day. If it makes you feel any better, and it probably won't :rolleyes: Mine was less than a walk in the park on a warm spring day with an ice cream cone too.

I do get tender spots popping up in the most unlikely places but they aren't really like sores like you describe. Mine are sometimes warm to touch and can be a little red though. Yes, probably a sclero thing...

I know I'm probably no help.

Take care,

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:51 AM

Sweet and barefut,
Thanks to both of you for your replies. It helps to get feedback from scleroderma buddies! This morning I am still a bit sore. I am going to go pool walk and see what happens. It usually helps.

Take care of yourselves,

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 08:28 AM

hi there as I was reading thro the posts I noticed about u haveing no tears , is this sumthing to do with the crest syndrom, befor I was dignosed last year I was back and forwards to hospitals ( 2 years) and seen so many doctors no one knew what was going on so now im on meds for my eyes as there dry all the time and I never cry , even when im at my wits ends with this condition, my dad died november 06 and at the funeral im sure people thought I had no heart, even tho I was hurting and upset there was no tears , im intrested to know if this is another symthom for this condition(sorry for the spelling I find that its hard for me to remeber how to spell theses days haha thanks for ut time jaxsx
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 01:54 PM

I have Sjogren's syndrome also which causes dry mouth and eyes. My dad died in October 06 and I was thinking the same thing. People will think I don't care.
I use eyedrops. If you want to email me you can and I will give you name of OTC eyedrops.