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I Have Brachial Plexus Neuritis

Brachial Plexus Neuritis anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Brachial Plexus Neuritis. You're not alone. 66 People

    My Story

    I have brachial neuritis. It sucks. What to do? Stretch? Train? Rest? And getting off those Gabapentins seems more difficult than expected. So weak....heard that most cases resolve themselfs after up to 18 months. That's my carrot.
    rasmus303 rasmus303 36-40, M Oct 28, 2013

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    Is There Hope?!

    Three months ago I started crossfit, first day first workout under my belt...mid afternoon my shoulder began to get sore. By bedtime I was in excruciating pain, so much so I took myself off to hospital. Here I was told I had a rotator cuff tear, more specifically a...
    Eyles77 Eyles77 36-40, F Sep 24, 2013

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    Brachial Neuritis For The Second Time

    I had Brachial Neuritis in 1990 in my upper right arm and it lasted for a year, the extreme pain lasted for 5 months and loss of movement took 1 year to heal. Now it's November 2013 and I have it again it started in July this time its affected my left arm mainly my left hand...
    johnyrotten johnyrotten 46-50, M Nov 1, 2013

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    Any Ideas?

    This has been the weirdest medical thing I've delt with. First I woke up one day and my neck was sore and I thought I just slept on it the wrong way. The pain would kind of come and go...then it started moving down to my shoulder and arm. It was ridiculously painful and kept...
    quandary19 quandary19 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2012

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    Recovering

    My story begins in 1998. I was working as a molecular biology researcher and developed carpal tunnel issues with my right wrist from micro-pipette use. On the advice of the nurse at work I switched to pipeting and computer mousing with my left hand. I started to notice pain in...
    bandikoott bandikoott 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 27, 2010

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    Bracial Neuritis

    I was diagnosed with bracial neuritis. I woke up from abdominal surgery unable to straighten my arm. By my 4th night in the hospital I had to request for pain medication after major abdominal surgery for my arm as the pain was unbearable. Long story short my surgery was January 2...
    Norarobyn Norarobyn 41-45, F Jun 19, 2012

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    Brachial Neuritis After Frozen Shoulder

    I have brachial plexus neuritis.  I am a 52 year old female - working full time - and struggling with this diagnosis. Two plus years ago I suffered a shoulder injury that led to frozen shoulder in my left shoulder. I had a  manipulation and went through...
    thisistough thisistough 51-55 4 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    My Story Of Brachial Neuritis. What Do I Do?

    Hello. I am 15 years old and was recently diagnosed with brachial plexopathy. 2 years ago I fell snowboarding with my arm stretched out behind me. The pain was immediate. I went to bed that night, thinking it would feel better in the morning. The pain kept me awake through the...
    bb98 bb98 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    I joined & am writing to all of you

    for some help!! My 2 year old has been diagnosed with Brachial Plexus Neuritis, the Dr's are saying it came from immunizations. His symptoms started last July (2013). Our lives have not been the same since, it has literally affected our entire family. We have seen 14 specialist...
    adecap adecap 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    Pck Has Brachial Neuritis

    I have it! Had it!! What a perfect storm of events: I was diagnosed with cancer of the throat in 2009. Went through that and had surgery Jan 14th, 2010 to remove 2 bulging discs at C5-C6 which triggered my latest attack. The local neurologist tested me for everything but within 2...
    patrickkelleher patrickkelleher 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    I woke up one afteroon with severe pain in my

    scapula. After several days I began to develope numbness in my fingers on the same side. Over a period of several weeks the pain became worse. The pain reached a peak and then several days after it began to get slightly better I developed sudden weakness in my triceps. I had a...
    wmcn wmcn 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    Beat brachial neuritis!

    I was afflicted with a case of brachial neuritis just over one year ago. The run up was fairly typical. I had the flu shot, and two days later the right upper quadrant of my body went completely haywire. First was the onset of incredible pain, the partial paralysis, followed...
    GlennSpear GlennSpear 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Bike Accident

    hi my name is andy i had a motorbike accident in 2004 i lost all movement in my left arm and i had pain like never before after an opporation were they took a nerve from my lift leg and put it into my left arm but it didnt work.i waited just over a year and a half then had it...
    waddygo waddygo 46-50 Feb 16, 2013

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    From Tendonitis To Brachial Plexus Neuritis

    I was diagnosed with tendonitis 5 weeks ago, moderate shoulder pain, at the A&E. I was a healthy 25 y.o male with no previous diseases or injuries. I was sent away with parecetamol and diclofence which did nothing for the pain. I had full movement in my arm but the pain go worse...
    Badluckwithbpn Badluckwithbpn 22-25 1 Response Jun 9, 2013

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    I have never been in more pain in my life?

    About 2 months ago I woke up feeling I'd been hit by a train, and someone had left the tip of a javelin in between my shoulder blades...I tried swimming through it, thinking it was maybe a tweaked nerve, but that stopped one day when I was getting really tight in the chest. A...
    SiyabongaZim SiyabongaZim 41-45, M Feb 20

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    I Was Diagnosed Last Week And The Lack Of Sleep Is Getting Difficult

    After first suffering a stiff neck for around five days, an immense pain settled in my shoulder. Since then it has travelled to my bicep, triceps, and forearm, as well as tingling down the back of my hand to my fingers. The deepest and most nagging pain though feels as though it...
    newlands newlands 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    See my story under Parsonage-Turner Syndrome.

    Good luck to all I hope you recover fully.
    Demo65 Demo65 46-50, M May 20

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    What Happens After the Agony

    October 2008 pins and needles in my left lower arm and hand woke me, i thought i,d laid on my arm all night.The pain was soon to follow,pain i,ve never had before and trust me i never want again.The pain was that intense my wife could feel it pulsate down from my shoulder to my...
    tevez tevez 46-50 2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    The Struggle, the Pain, and Misdiagnosis.

      Hello there, I'm a 25 year old male, that was, until recently, a life long commercial fisherman with extreme physical capabilities and overall, blessed by good health. Overnight my life was turned upside down, and literally torn apart. I hope through my experience others...
    ResonantBlueHand ResonantBlueHand 22-25 2 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    The Struggle, the Pain, and Miss Diagnosis.

      Hello there, I'm a 25 year old male, that was, until recently, a life long commercial fisherman with extreme physical capabilities and overall, blessed by good health. Overnight my life was turned upside down, and literally torn apart. I hope through my experience others...
    ResonantBlueHand ResonantBlueHand 22-25 4 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    Bracial Neuritis

    I was diagnosed with bracial neuritis. I woke up from abdominal surgery unable to straighten my arm. By my 4th night in the hospital I had to request for pain medication after major abdominal surgery for my arm as the pain was unbearable. Long story short my surgery was January 2...
    Norarobyn Norarobyn 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    Bilateral Brachial Neuritis

    Hi Ok i am not going to bore you all with my  story , I am male and 47 yaers old and all I know is that i was fit and healthy until 02/12/2010 when the intense pain started ,I  had severe pain in upper arms left and right  for 2 weeks went my local GP but  i could tell did...
    IFSIFS IFSIFS 46-50 9 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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    Brachial Plexus Neuritis

    I have not been diagnosed yet. I go to see my uncologist tommorrow. I had an MRI last week, 2 months ago I went for my scheduled mamogram. I am a breast cancer servivor and following this mamogram I began to have pain in my upper arm. I thought it would get better but it has...
    panful panful 56-60 Nov 5, 2012

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    I Have A Child With Parsonage Turner Syndrome

    I am an ambulance officer and after returning home from doing night shift my eight year old son had been awake and disstressed with pain in his right elbow for hours. Panadol did not ease the pain, burning and stabbing is how he disscribed it. The following day I took my son to...
    breebs breebs 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 1, 2010

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    Pain You Can't Escape

    My life has been a three-ring-circus when it comes to unusual health events. Accute Brachial Plexus Neuritis was one of the most painfull experiences of my life. I work extensively with computers, so I am often putting the weight of a bowling ball on my cervical spine. I remember...
    IndridC0ld IndridC0ld 51-55, M 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    Brachial Neuritis Questions

    Hi I'm a 21 year old male, physically fit , mechanic by trade and play lots of sport. I woke up one morning 6 months with the unbelievable pain you guys are all familiar with associated with a plexus neuritis. Did the usual things X-rays MRI blah blah and when my neurologist...
    Mitchy154 Mitchy154 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    Frustrating Neuritis

    I had a fall at work injuring my shoulder which was painful initially,they thought I had torn the rotator cuff(I hadn't) i was put on amended duties as I am a Ward Sister in Plastic Surgery,so have to deal with very fine stitches. After a month when I assumed all would be...
    Twitcher36 Twitcher36 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2012

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    Flag Football Cheap Shot That Ruined My Life

    I'm 29 years old and always would work out/eat good and play some sports with friends in my spare time. I happened to sign up for my second season of flag football since I was my team's sack leader in the first. It was 2 games from the playoffs and I was up against the tallest...
    TheRealDealKDM TheRealDealKDM 26-30 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    Often Misdiagnosed.

    ****Just a note prior to your reading this. It was very long-winded. Sorry. But it felt good, like a weight lifted, to sit down and write this. Thank you for letting me share my story.**** In September 2010 I had an accident at work that would change my view about the human...
    Skyline247 Skyline247 41-45, M Apr 3, 2013

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    Brachial Neuritis, Silent And Painful!

    I'm not one to share about me and my life but I'm looking to turn to others that maybe going through or have dealt with this horrible condition.  I was a healthy and active 30 year old male, exercised and weight lifted regularly, ate well, avoided drugs and alcohol, lived a...
    brachialguy brachialguy 31-35 8 Responses May 10, 2011

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    Brachial Neurits In The Cook Islands

    Great to find a network to share with. 28 days ago, whilst working on the idylic Island of Aitutaki, I was awoken in the wee hours by mind boggling pain through my left shoulder and down my arm. i found some relief in bringing my arm up above my head and still do. Everyone was...
    ginger51 ginger51 51-55 Aug 11, 2010

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    3 And Half Years Later After The Onset Of Brachial Plexus

     Hello, I don't usually do these chat rooms but I have come to the point that I am looking for others that have Brachial Plexus Neuritis and see what possible cures there are.   I am a 33 year old male who awoke one morning in the Spring of 2006 with the common...
    coasterboat coasterboat 31-35, M 4 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    I have MS and found out when I was 31, after having Optic Neuritis. I was stricken completely blind out of my left eye, like a light bulb went out. The blindness wasn't so bad. It...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 13

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    I don't know what is going on. Well, I know what could be... January 1, 2011... I went completely blind out of my left eye, like a light bulb going out. I was already legally blind...
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