Author Topic: Solar Plexus Pain/Tightness and other Nerve Pain  (Read 10805 times)

[Buddie]

Solar Plexus Pain/Tightness and other Nerve Pain
« on: December 29, 2011, 04:31:16 am »
Hello to all...still riding this wave, but managed to get out to visit at a friend's house today w/ my hubby/daughter. 

Now I have this feeling I've had many times throughout my taper and since jumping 5 months ago...but today it's extremely intense and I truly feel everything is being thrown at me right now.   :o

First, I have this extremely tight/painful feeling in the solar plexus area just below but between the rib cage.  I believe someone just wrote about it a few days ago, but could not find their post.  It feels like I have to stretch it out and as soon as I sit in a relaxed position the pain begins again.  So I continuously have to straighten my back and stretch.  I also have a LOT of nerve pain - almost pinch-like - in the abdomen and pelvis areas...very uncomfortable and it's the most I've ever had.  It just won't let up.  The pain in the "solar plexus" area is so bad that it almost feels like it takes my breath away.  It also makes my ribs hurt...and my ribs are SO sore today b/c of the stress I put on them 2 nights ago w/ my 6 hour panic attack.  I think I'm a bit of a mess.   :o

Not a great night...but trying to remain calm and will now watch a movie w/ my husband. 

All the best to each and every one of you.

Love,
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[Buddie]

Re: Solar Plexus Pain/Tightness and other Nerve Pain
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 05:17:40 am »
The solar plexus pain, feels like that area is having spasms.  It feels really tight.  I'm hoping it settles for bed time. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Solar Plexus Pain/Tightness and other Nerve Pain
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 06:07:06 am »
Pain is getting worse...and it's making me anxious.  Every time I start to cry it shoots out TONS of tiny nerve-ending pain all throughout my stomach.  I'm in so much discomfort.  I keep thinking "is this my appendix?", etc...fearful I'll end up in the hospital and having to take something that makes me worse.  The pain is worse on the right side, so that's why I get scared.

Does anyone have this nerve-ending pain in the stomach (all over) and the tightening-muscle feeling in the abdomen and the "solar plexus" areas?

Not a winner of a night.   :'(
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[Buddie]

Re: Solar Plexus Pain/Tightness and other Nerve Pain
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 06:48:24 am »
Me again...

Shaking and so scared.  My husband is rubbing my feet to try to take away my fears...but this is too much.  When the nerve-like pain isn't there, it feels like my abdominal muscles and intestines, etc are all burning...like  a numbing/burning pain.  My ribs as well.  Can anyone relate to this feeling?  I know burning/nerve pain, etc is all "normal"...but i hear it more in the back, neck or legs.  Everything between my pelvis and ribs are taking a beating.

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Re: Solar Plexus Pain/Tightness and other Nerve Pain
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011, 07:16:03 am »
[...], sorry to hear your feeling bad. If it still persist I'd go get it checked out. with that said I've had a few bouts of intense wd when im trying to break the shell and get out. 6 hour panic  attack plus the getting out part could have thrown you for a loop, I sure a hell know it would have for me. Hope youre feeling better.
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Re: Solar Plexus Pain/Tightness and other Nerve Pain
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 07:48:13 am »
Oh [...] ... this sounds so horrid what you are describing.  I have had the torso feeling squeezed in a crushing kind of way ... right now it is only light compared with some periods in the past.  Is this the area you mean?  It would not surprise me one bit if this is w/d ...  I haven't felt my intestines burning, just the brain.  I'm so sorry that this is so very difficult to get thru.  I am so glad that your husband is there for you.
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Re: Solar Plexus Pain/Tightness and other Nerve Pain
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2011, 08:19:57 am »
Thank you so much for responding, [...] and [...].  It's now 3am and I can't sleep b/c the pain is too intense.  And now the panic has come back.  I don't feel it's anything other than withdrawal b/c it comes and goes and moves from one area to the next.   Plus I had a lot of the jerking movements w/ my legs and arms tonight which comes when I'm in a really nasty wave.  I shiver as though I'm cold, but I'm not really cold. 

I've spent the last hour crying to my husband in bed, wondering why it has to hurt this much at 5 months off.  I just don't get how those little pills do this much damage.  He constantly reminds me it's our central nervous system healing, and that the CNS Is so intricate and it takes time. 

I think back to my mom's mastectomy she had 3 years ago.  She had nerve pain under her arm for 2 years after that surgery.  So I know nerves can take a long time to heal.  And I had bunion surgery done (one foot 2 years ago, and the other foot 1 1/2 years ago) and the last foot still has a lot of nerve damage, although it continues to improve.  So I know nerves can do funny things...but it makes sense to me w/ surgery...but this just boggles my mind.

You can tell I'm panicked tonight as I replied to my own thread so many times...just needing to "hear" someone else...so instead I replied to myself.   ;D 

My daughter has a friend coming over for lunch tomorrow at noon and she is spending the day here...I just hope I can get enough sleep tonight to function while she's here.  My husband has the whole week off and he's already stated tonight "remember, I'm here too!".  But this is just so tough.  I hope this is my last "biggie" wave...b/c it's the biggest by far so far.  Constant anxiety, fear, panic, sleep disturbance...not to mention the multitude of physical feelings going on.

This pain really scared me tonight.  It is lessening a bit, but now the panic has set in...and I now "nervous ramble" on here.

Thank you so much for listening.  You know I'll get through it.

Love,
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Re: Solar Plexus Pain/Tightness and other Nerve Pain
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2011, 08:27:37 am »
Hi [...]  :therethere:
I am sorry you had so tough time. This must be that big wave before gets better.
I am sure everything will be fine soon.
Thinking of you.

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Re: Solar Plexus Pain/Tightness and other Nerve Pain
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2011, 08:32:10 am »
 :)  You bet you'll get through this ... you are a Warrior.
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Re: Solar Plexus Pain/Tightness and other Nerve Pain
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2011, 08:42:57 am »
You just mentioned a few key things that happen to me EVERY TIME I get these waves:

1. "I shiver as though I'm cold, but I'm not really cold." - One of my classic wave issues.
2. "Plus I had a lot of the jerking movements w/ my legs and arms" - Another classic wave issue I get.

But I totally understand and know those waves all to well. They can be very scary and debilitating.

This is my 3rd time wd'ing and those are 2 wave symptoms I know all to well, along with a dozen others :(

One of the other ones I get that I really hate is this annoying very sore to touch issue on my chest, it's like
if I put a little pressure it goes away (nerves flaring up my doctor tells me).

BTW did you have a drink of alcohol? I avoid it like the plaque but I know it flares me up even with a single beer or class of wine.
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