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MCGrad2006
04-05-2009, 10:15 PM
I know I wrote about my back pains a while back, but they went away. I did the whole heat and aleve thing and felt better for about 4 weeks. Well the pain started to come back yesterday. It is a pain in my right side only, about halfway down my back. It seems to happen when I am sitting a certain way and breathing a certain way. I dont always get the pain. I was trying on dresses for my friends wedding yesterday and it was really bad during that. I had not done my nebs yet that day...but I dont really think the pain is from my lungs. My mom thinks its stress, my students are doing high stakes testing this week and it is stressful (making sure they follow directions and knowing I cant do or say anything to them) and also the fact that I am looking for a summer job AND a teaching job for the fall is very draining on me. I dont know though. Does anyone have any sgggestions for over the counter treatments? I dont think it is emergency type care, but its painful...

In addition to that pain, I have been waking up the last few nights with leg cramps again...I have NOT had this problem in a LONNNNGGGGGG time. Does anyone have any suggestions for that? I ate a banana the other day and it helped last night, but would that be a huge problem? Could both pains be connected?

Please help! Thanks.

MCGrad2006
04-05-2009, 10:15 PM
I know I wrote about my back pains a while back, but they went away. I did the whole heat and aleve thing and felt better for about 4 weeks. Well the pain started to come back yesterday. It is a pain in my right side only, about halfway down my back. It seems to happen when I am sitting a certain way and breathing a certain way. I dont always get the pain. I was trying on dresses for my friends wedding yesterday and it was really bad during that. I had not done my nebs yet that day...but I dont really think the pain is from my lungs. My mom thinks its stress, my students are doing high stakes testing this week and it is stressful (making sure they follow directions and knowing I cant do or say anything to them) and also the fact that I am looking for a summer job AND a teaching job for the fall is very draining on me. I dont know though. Does anyone have any sgggestions for over the counter treatments? I dont think it is emergency type care, but its painful...

In addition to that pain, I have been waking up the last few nights with leg cramps again...I have NOT had this problem in a LONNNNGGGGGG time. Does anyone have any suggestions for that? I ate a banana the other day and it helped last night, but would that be a huge problem? Could both pains be connected?

Please help! Thanks.

MCGrad2006
04-05-2009, 10:15 PM
I know I wrote about my back pains a while back, but they went away. I did the whole heat and aleve thing and felt better for about 4 weeks. Well the pain started to come back yesterday. It is a pain in my right side only, about halfway down my back. It seems to happen when I am sitting a certain way and breathing a certain way. I dont always get the pain. I was trying on dresses for my friends wedding yesterday and it was really bad during that. I had not done my nebs yet that day...but I dont really think the pain is from my lungs. My mom thinks its stress, my students are doing high stakes testing this week and it is stressful (making sure they follow directions and knowing I cant do or say anything to them) and also the fact that I am looking for a summer job AND a teaching job for the fall is very draining on me. I dont know though. Does anyone have any sgggestions for over the counter treatments? I dont think it is emergency type care, but its painful...

In addition to that pain, I have been waking up the last few nights with leg cramps again...I have NOT had this problem in a LONNNNGGGGGG time. Does anyone have any suggestions for that? I ate a banana the other day and it helped last night, but would that be a huge problem? Could both pains be connected?

Please help! Thanks.

MCGrad2006
04-05-2009, 10:15 PM
I know I wrote about my back pains a while back, but they went away. I did the whole heat and aleve thing and felt better for about 4 weeks. Well the pain started to come back yesterday. It is a pain in my right side only, about halfway down my back. It seems to happen when I am sitting a certain way and breathing a certain way. I dont always get the pain. I was trying on dresses for my friends wedding yesterday and it was really bad during that. I had not done my nebs yet that day...but I dont really think the pain is from my lungs. My mom thinks its stress, my students are doing high stakes testing this week and it is stressful (making sure they follow directions and knowing I cant do or say anything to them) and also the fact that I am looking for a summer job AND a teaching job for the fall is very draining on me. I dont know though. Does anyone have any sgggestions for over the counter treatments? I dont think it is emergency type care, but its painful...

In addition to that pain, I have been waking up the last few nights with leg cramps again...I have NOT had this problem in a LONNNNGGGGGG time. Does anyone have any suggestions for that? I ate a banana the other day and it helped last night, but would that be a huge problem? Could both pains be connected?

Please help! Thanks.

MCGrad2006
04-05-2009, 10:15 PM
I know I wrote about my back pains a while back, but they went away. I did the whole heat and aleve thing and felt better for about 4 weeks. Well the pain started to come back yesterday. It is a pain in my right side only, about halfway down my back. It seems to happen when I am sitting a certain way and breathing a certain way. I dont always get the pain. I was trying on dresses for my friends wedding yesterday and it was really bad during that. I had not done my nebs yet that day...but I dont really think the pain is from my lungs. My mom thinks its stress, my students are doing high stakes testing this week and it is stressful (making sure they follow directions and knowing I cant do or say anything to them) and also the fact that I am looking for a summer job AND a teaching job for the fall is very draining on me. I dont know though. Does anyone have any sgggestions for over the counter treatments? I dont think it is emergency type care, but its painful...
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<br />In addition to that pain, I have been waking up the last few nights with leg cramps again...I have NOT had this problem in a LONNNNGGGGGG time. Does anyone have any suggestions for that? I ate a banana the other day and it helped last night, but would that be a huge problem? Could both pains be connected?
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<br />Please help! Thanks.

chrissyd
04-05-2009, 11:08 PM
I have a muscle disease that is unknown...it causes muscle cramping (mild - severe), stiffness, and sometimes I have joint pain. Since I am the only one with the mutation that causes it they really don't have me on any medication yet. The pain gets so bad I cry myself to sleep some nights. Anyhow I soak in a tub of hot water with epsom salts often and that has helped a little bit as well as sleeping with a heating pad on and off.

I know we have different things but I though the epsoms salts and heating pad may help you too.

<img src="i/expressions/rose.gif" border="0">

chrissyd
04-05-2009, 11:08 PM
I have a muscle disease that is unknown...it causes muscle cramping (mild - severe), stiffness, and sometimes I have joint pain. Since I am the only one with the mutation that causes it they really don't have me on any medication yet. The pain gets so bad I cry myself to sleep some nights. Anyhow I soak in a tub of hot water with epsom salts often and that has helped a little bit as well as sleeping with a heating pad on and off.

I know we have different things but I though the epsoms salts and heating pad may help you too.

<img src="i/expressions/rose.gif" border="0">

chrissyd
04-05-2009, 11:08 PM
I have a muscle disease that is unknown...it causes muscle cramping (mild - severe), stiffness, and sometimes I have joint pain. Since I am the only one with the mutation that causes it they really don't have me on any medication yet. The pain gets so bad I cry myself to sleep some nights. Anyhow I soak in a tub of hot water with epsom salts often and that has helped a little bit as well as sleeping with a heating pad on and off.

I know we have different things but I though the epsoms salts and heating pad may help you too.

<img src="i/expressions/rose.gif" border="0">

chrissyd
04-05-2009, 11:08 PM
I have a muscle disease that is unknown...it causes muscle cramping (mild - severe), stiffness, and sometimes I have joint pain. Since I am the only one with the mutation that causes it they really don't have me on any medication yet. The pain gets so bad I cry myself to sleep some nights. Anyhow I soak in a tub of hot water with epsom salts often and that has helped a little bit as well as sleeping with a heating pad on and off.

I know we have different things but I though the epsoms salts and heating pad may help you too.

<img src="i/expressions/rose.gif" border="0">

chrissyd
04-05-2009, 11:08 PM
I have a muscle disease that is unknown...it causes muscle cramping (mild - severe), stiffness, and sometimes I have joint pain. Since I am the only one with the mutation that causes it they really don't have me on any medication yet. The pain gets so bad I cry myself to sleep some nights. Anyhow I soak in a tub of hot water with epsom salts often and that has helped a little bit as well as sleeping with a heating pad on and off.
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<br />I know we have different things but I though the epsoms salts and heating pad may help you too.
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<br /><img src="i/expressions/rose.gif" border="0">

TwistedTanya
04-07-2009, 01:11 PM
I know I had severe leg pain when I was on Cipro for a long time. I've also had pains in my back from my lungs. You should tell your CF doctor about these things. Hope you feel better!

TwistedTanya
04-07-2009, 01:11 PM
I know I had severe leg pain when I was on Cipro for a long time. I've also had pains in my back from my lungs. You should tell your CF doctor about these things. Hope you feel better!

TwistedTanya
04-07-2009, 01:11 PM
I know I had severe leg pain when I was on Cipro for a long time. I've also had pains in my back from my lungs. You should tell your CF doctor about these things. Hope you feel better!

TwistedTanya
04-07-2009, 01:11 PM
I know I had severe leg pain when I was on Cipro for a long time. I've also had pains in my back from my lungs. You should tell your CF doctor about these things. Hope you feel better!

TwistedTanya
04-07-2009, 01:11 PM
I know I had severe leg pain when I was on Cipro for a long time. I've also had pains in my back from my lungs. You should tell your CF doctor about these things. Hope you feel better!

ehtansky21
04-07-2009, 01:46 PM
have you tried adding magnesium to your regimen???

ehtansky21
04-07-2009, 01:46 PM
have you tried adding magnesium to your regimen???

ehtansky21
04-07-2009, 01:46 PM
have you tried adding magnesium to your regimen???

ehtansky21
04-07-2009, 01:46 PM
have you tried adding magnesium to your regimen???

ehtansky21
04-07-2009, 01:46 PM
have you tried adding magnesium to your regimen???

mltoliver
04-08-2009, 02:24 AM
I don't have CF, but when I was suffering from leg cramps at night my doctor recommended bananas and also gatorade before bed. the gatorade made a huge difference.

mltoliver
04-08-2009, 02:24 AM
I don't have CF, but when I was suffering from leg cramps at night my doctor recommended bananas and also gatorade before bed. the gatorade made a huge difference.

mltoliver
04-08-2009, 02:24 AM
I don't have CF, but when I was suffering from leg cramps at night my doctor recommended bananas and also gatorade before bed. the gatorade made a huge difference.

mltoliver
04-08-2009, 02:24 AM
I don't have CF, but when I was suffering from leg cramps at night my doctor recommended bananas and also gatorade before bed. the gatorade made a huge difference.

mltoliver
04-08-2009, 02:24 AM
I don't have CF, but when I was suffering from leg cramps at night my doctor recommended bananas and also gatorade before bed. the gatorade made a huge difference.

MicheleGazelle
04-08-2009, 05:37 AM
Mineral deficiencies can cause both of these. Also, if heat and aleve help, I would think infection of some type is a factor and that the heat and aleve helped knock it back. Aleve is an anti-inflammatory, like ibuprofen, and high dose ibuprofen can reduce incidence of infection. I would keep doing heat treatments -- and take extra salt and minerals and B vitamins because the heat can leach those out of you.

MicheleGazelle
04-08-2009, 05:37 AM
Mineral deficiencies can cause both of these. Also, if heat and aleve help, I would think infection of some type is a factor and that the heat and aleve helped knock it back. Aleve is an anti-inflammatory, like ibuprofen, and high dose ibuprofen can reduce incidence of infection. I would keep doing heat treatments -- and take extra salt and minerals and B vitamins because the heat can leach those out of you.

MicheleGazelle
04-08-2009, 05:37 AM
Mineral deficiencies can cause both of these. Also, if heat and aleve help, I would think infection of some type is a factor and that the heat and aleve helped knock it back. Aleve is an anti-inflammatory, like ibuprofen, and high dose ibuprofen can reduce incidence of infection. I would keep doing heat treatments -- and take extra salt and minerals and B vitamins because the heat can leach those out of you.

MicheleGazelle
04-08-2009, 05:37 AM
Mineral deficiencies can cause both of these. Also, if heat and aleve help, I would think infection of some type is a factor and that the heat and aleve helped knock it back. Aleve is an anti-inflammatory, like ibuprofen, and high dose ibuprofen can reduce incidence of infection. I would keep doing heat treatments -- and take extra salt and minerals and B vitamins because the heat can leach those out of you.

MicheleGazelle
04-08-2009, 05:37 AM
Mineral deficiencies can cause both of these. Also, if heat and aleve help, I would think infection of some type is a factor and that the heat and aleve helped knock it back. Aleve is an anti-inflammatory, like ibuprofen, and high dose ibuprofen can reduce incidence of infection. I would keep doing heat treatments -- and take extra salt and minerals and B vitamins because the heat can leach those out of you.

MCGrad2006
04-08-2009, 08:30 AM
Thank you so much for all your advice. I despise bananas...with a passion...lol. But I have (up until a couple of weeks ago, i guess) been trying to eat them more often. I had one the other day and the cramps were fine that night, but came right back the next night. I looked up foods high in Potassium and had my mom get some at the store, but I didnt think of gatorade. Thats a really good idea.

The back pain is better since I have been more consistent in my treatments, the last three days. I havent been sick in a long time and I think I am kind of not in the mood to call the doctor. I have gone a while without making a sick call and dont want to ruin that record. I think I will make some changes to my diet first and if the problems are still bothering me call next week.

If the back pain was infection, would it go away and come back like that? Do you think my doctor would just prescribe a magnesium or potassium supplement or would he need to test for a deficiency?

MCGrad2006
04-08-2009, 08:30 AM
Thank you so much for all your advice. I despise bananas...with a passion...lol. But I have (up until a couple of weeks ago, i guess) been trying to eat them more often. I had one the other day and the cramps were fine that night, but came right back the next night. I looked up foods high in Potassium and had my mom get some at the store, but I didnt think of gatorade. Thats a really good idea.

The back pain is better since I have been more consistent in my treatments, the last three days. I havent been sick in a long time and I think I am kind of not in the mood to call the doctor. I have gone a while without making a sick call and dont want to ruin that record. I think I will make some changes to my diet first and if the problems are still bothering me call next week.

If the back pain was infection, would it go away and come back like that? Do you think my doctor would just prescribe a magnesium or potassium supplement or would he need to test for a deficiency?

MCGrad2006
04-08-2009, 08:30 AM
Thank you so much for all your advice. I despise bananas...with a passion...lol. But I have (up until a couple of weeks ago, i guess) been trying to eat them more often. I had one the other day and the cramps were fine that night, but came right back the next night. I looked up foods high in Potassium and had my mom get some at the store, but I didnt think of gatorade. Thats a really good idea.

The back pain is better since I have been more consistent in my treatments, the last three days. I havent been sick in a long time and I think I am kind of not in the mood to call the doctor. I have gone a while without making a sick call and dont want to ruin that record. I think I will make some changes to my diet first and if the problems are still bothering me call next week.

If the back pain was infection, would it go away and come back like that? Do you think my doctor would just prescribe a magnesium or potassium supplement or would he need to test for a deficiency?

MCGrad2006
04-08-2009, 08:30 AM
Thank you so much for all your advice. I despise bananas...with a passion...lol. But I have (up until a couple of weeks ago, i guess) been trying to eat them more often. I had one the other day and the cramps were fine that night, but came right back the next night. I looked up foods high in Potassium and had my mom get some at the store, but I didnt think of gatorade. Thats a really good idea.

The back pain is better since I have been more consistent in my treatments, the last three days. I havent been sick in a long time and I think I am kind of not in the mood to call the doctor. I have gone a while without making a sick call and dont want to ruin that record. I think I will make some changes to my diet first and if the problems are still bothering me call next week.

If the back pain was infection, would it go away and come back like that? Do you think my doctor would just prescribe a magnesium or potassium supplement or would he need to test for a deficiency?

MCGrad2006
04-08-2009, 08:30 AM
Thank you so much for all your advice. I despise bananas...with a passion...lol. But I have (up until a couple of weeks ago, i guess) been trying to eat them more often. I had one the other day and the cramps were fine that night, but came right back the next night. I looked up foods high in Potassium and had my mom get some at the store, but I didnt think of gatorade. Thats a really good idea.
<br />
<br />The back pain is better since I have been more consistent in my treatments, the last three days. I havent been sick in a long time and I think I am kind of not in the mood to call the doctor. I have gone a while without making a sick call and dont want to ruin that record. I think I will make some changes to my diet first and if the problems are still bothering me call next week.
<br />
<br />If the back pain was infection, would it go away and come back like that? Do you think my doctor would just prescribe a magnesium or potassium supplement or would he need to test for a deficiency?

MicheleGazelle
04-08-2009, 08:21 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>MCGrad2006</b></i>

If the back pain was infection, would it go away and come back like that? </end quote></div>

I think that's entirely possible. But I don't know of any supporting studies or anything. Just my personal opinion. I suspect it's pretty common to knock infection back some so it stops being symptomatic but isn't really gone, then have it come back.

MicheleGazelle
04-08-2009, 08:21 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>MCGrad2006</b></i>

If the back pain was infection, would it go away and come back like that? </end quote></div>

I think that's entirely possible. But I don't know of any supporting studies or anything. Just my personal opinion. I suspect it's pretty common to knock infection back some so it stops being symptomatic but isn't really gone, then have it come back.

MicheleGazelle
04-08-2009, 08:21 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>MCGrad2006</b></i>

If the back pain was infection, would it go away and come back like that? </end quote></div>

I think that's entirely possible. But I don't know of any supporting studies or anything. Just my personal opinion. I suspect it's pretty common to knock infection back some so it stops being symptomatic but isn't really gone, then have it come back.

MicheleGazelle
04-08-2009, 08:21 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>MCGrad2006</b></i>

If the back pain was infection, would it go away and come back like that? </end quote>

I think that's entirely possible. But I don't know of any supporting studies or anything. Just my personal opinion. I suspect it's pretty common to knock infection back some so it stops being symptomatic but isn't really gone, then have it come back.

MicheleGazelle
04-08-2009, 08:21 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>MCGrad2006</b></i>
<br />
<br />If the back pain was infection, would it go away and come back like that? </end quote>
<br />
<br />I think that's entirely possible. But I don't know of any supporting studies or anything. Just my personal opinion. I suspect it's pretty common to knock infection back some so it stops being symptomatic but isn't really gone, then have it come back.