Body pains

Oracle huluis🎉
May 29 22 Comments

I’m just 23 but since a couple of years I’m getting all sorts of body pains. I got a wrist pain which was diagnosed as acute RSI last year and I got rid of it with exercise. It came back now. I got an upper back pain couple of years ago and solved using PT. I now have acute sciatica and I’m doing PT for it. I try to keep myself fit. I go to gym 3-4 times a week, bike, etc. I’m not sure why this is happening. I’m worried that this might increase a lot in future, with age. Any suggestions?

Ah, I’m a programmer. May be that’s the issue and may be this profession is not for me. 😢

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  • Citrix Systems / Eng peda
    Yeah consider trying Indian medicine Ayurveda. I have spondylitis. There is no cure for it. They give steroids and drugs. Try natural therapeutic way. You need to follow strict diet
    May 29 2
    • Neurocrine D.Trump
      I suffered from spondylitis years ago. After an year of taking physiotherapy and spending money on the doctor (also getting emotionally sad with all the visits), I improved it with regular exercise, massage, and diet.
      May 29
    • Citrix Systems / Eng peda
      True that. Exercise and diet are major factors
      May 29
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  • Neurocrine D.Trump
    My cousin is a weak child. She is always suffering something minor - muscular leg pains, shoulder pain, facial hair, grey hair, weak eyes, catches cold/flu too quickly etc. Nothing too serious but there has always been something that bothered her since she was a kid. We took her around to a lot of doctors for specific problems but medical science didn't help. Then when she was almost 25, we resorted to ayurvedic medicines for her and that helped. Her leg pain was relieved by consuming warm ginger turmeric milk before bedtime, stomach pain was relieved with a medicine called msiliv-D. I am not a doctor but I suggest you look up herbal cures if medical science hadn't helped.
    May 29 2
    • Oracle huluis🎉
      OP
      What would you even tell an Ayurvedic doctor? I’m not even sure if people understand
      May 29
    • Neurocrine D.Trump
      They do. Trust me, my cousin faced this problem a lot. When we went to the gastroenterologist for stomach pain, they would only give us medicine for that particular problem. If we told him, she also suffers from leg pain, for example, they would direct us to another doctor.

      The problem with medical science is they don't understand how the functioning of one body part can affect another. Most of the times, symptoms are treated. But ayurveda mostly treats the cause. Again, I am not a doctor neither do I want to promote anything. That's only coming from personal experience but l I am saying is - there's no harm in giving it a try.

      I am from India so finding an ayurvedic doctor was easy there. I am not sure how easy it is in the US but give it a shot. Or let me know if I can help if any way.
      May 29
  • Tutanota onyerbike
    Have some blood tests done. I discovered I had a blood disorder after numerous issues with joint pain. Finally got my doctor to schedule a full blood work up. Once discovered, a few simple treatments and that’s all fine.

    I then found out I have scoliosis but that’s different.
    May 29 2
    • Oracle huluis🎉
      OP
      My hip is a uneven (one side lower than other) and this leads to a curve in spinal cord. But this is a small difference, not sure if it matters.
      May 29
    • Intuit tmpUsrNam
      What was the blood disorder if you don't mind me asking..or maybe which specific test could diagnose the disorder? @Tutanota
      May 30
  • Zillow Group ckrbsgjly
    How's your mental health? Emotions and thoughts affect bodily health.
    May 29 1
    • Oracle huluis🎉
      OP
      Very good. No complains there
      May 29
  • Uber naWX87
    Try yoga.
    May 29 1
    • Oracle huluis🎉
      OP
      I’m seriously considering this. Given that most of pains are due to muscle tightness and yoga is all about stretching. Do you have experience in this? Any recommendations on the way to start?
      May 29
  • Zillow Group crazyMastr
    For all you know, it could be as simple as gastric and acidity. Maintain a good and healthy diet and less junk. No chips etc. Drink lots of water. For sciatica, there are some stretches on web. Those helped magically for me. If you are repeatedly getting the pains, it is probably bad diet that you follow?
    May 29 1
    • Oracle huluis🎉
      OP
      How does gastric affect body pains? I’ve had some troubles with acidity in the past and had to take omeprazole for few months to subside
      May 29
  • Zillow Group ckrbsgjly
    I'd also recommend giving swimming s try for back pains. It's helped me a lot
    Jun 3 0
  • Fannie Mae / IT mdarkroom
    OP, spouse is a doctor,sharing opinion here.
    Your problem is mostly work related, RSI is literally translated as repititive injury, which means certain parts of your body are weaker, in this case the wrist (work related) and your spine (leading to sciatica, could be due to excess sitting and lifting heavy weights). Maybe avoid carrying heavy stuff and do simple physiotherapy exercises from YouTube. Yoga is super powerful.

    The best cure for injuries of this time is rest and controlled exercise (very imp that it doesn't cause additional problems. People take big risks when young and lift weights/heavy groceries etc but being young doesn't mean you can't have nerve problems).

    If you continue to strain these ligaments/nerves, yes the problem will increase with time. Only solution is long periods of rest. Anti Inflammatory tablets and muscle relaxants that doctors prescribe are only temporary relieve. If rest is unavoidable, take frequent breaks.

    When it comes to body pains, perhaps you have avoided exercise due to pain from sciatica etc? Do some walking and light exercise in gym, it really helps.

    If you get tired soon etc, get a complete blood picture (looking for anemia here) and if that is normal, you can look for thyroid problems (just need a TSH).
    If you are not in India and can't afford/don't have time to go to a doctor in US, check out the tests on walkinlabs.com or directlabs websites and go to the lab directly, they are cheap and don't need a doctor's prescription.

    Hope this helps.

    Just want you to know that whatever you are experiencing has solutions and is more common among your age group than you think.

    Also, try temporary measures at home like using a hot water bag that you can purchase from CVS. If sciatica pain is severe, you definitely need good medication and rest, over the counter meds won't work. If you can't see a doctor directly, use telemedicine apps like health tap. Cheap and effecient.
    Jun 3 0
  • Cognizant / IT Cuper
    I had body pains 8 years ago, I tried tempur pedic mattress and pillow. It gave me some relief. You have to look into these options as well. Go to massage parlor regularly, eat healthy, exercise and change mattress/ pillow to see if it helps.
    May 30 0
  • Sony / Mktg luhc
    Same here! For me, I went through 5 years and multiple hospital/ urgent care visits to be diagnosed with multi-autoimmune disease. I take 3 doses of vitamin D3 and have a medicine that lowers my autoimmune system slowly during flare ups. If you have to choose between sleep or working out, choose sleep.
    May 29 0
  • Finale Inventory / Eng huHG50
    I have pain in my index fingers and sometimes in my arms, no diagnosis for it, hand specialist just told me it's not carpel tunnel.
    May 29 0
  • Spotify rbtrohd
    Bad desk chair?
    May 29 0