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I seem to have pulled or strained a muscle in my neck, no doubt while tossing and turning at night, since I'm spending a great deal of time lately trying to find a sleeping position that is even remotely comfortable. The back of my neck, right at the top, has been increasingly sore on the left side for the last few days and now really FREAKING HURTS. It aches all the time and when I move it the wrong way (and sometimes when I'm still), sends a shooting pain up the base of my skull.

This wouldn't be such a big deal if I could take a muscle relaxant or even an NSAID like Advil but oh, no... Tylenol only. And it's just not going to cut it.

I'm going to check with my doctor tomorrow at my check-up and see if Rub A535 or Tiger Balm or something would be okay. In the meantime, ouch.


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Dec. 21st, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
Ooh, that's rough. That was one thing I hated about being pregnant...no ibuprofen. :-(

Can you see a chiropractor? I had regular adjustments through both my pregnancies, and it saved me from a world of hurt.

Some sort of topical rub ought to be okay...I can't see why it wouldn't be.
Dec. 22nd, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
A chiropractor isn't going to happen for a number of reasons, mostly having to do with scheduling and car-sharing and being busy. However, the doc okay'd the A535 along with some Tylenol 3. I'm about to give it a try. I'm really hoping it'll take care of the pain so I can get a good night's sleep because I've got a full schedule this week.
Dec. 22nd, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
Good, I hope it helps! Sore anything is no fun on top of being pregnant.
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