One of the main types of #hypermobile #EhlersDanlos pain is a feeling of heaviness that brings intense, deep, burning, stabbing pain to the effected area. My neck has been in a bad way since Monday night. Tonight, I can feel it in my right shoulder, right ear, my neck/shoulder intersection, my right scalp, my right temple, myth right cheek and the length of the big tendon that runs up my neck on the right side in the back.
It's maddening. From what I understand, some of this (maybe all of it) is myofascial. I have also learned tonight that this intense pain is remarkably common in #EDS patients. This makes the second time in recent memory that this hasn't gone away in a day or two with rest, cold/heat, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories. So, tonight, we went to the late night #Walgreens and picked this gem up. Almost immediately, a sense of some relief!
The pain is still there but it doesn't feel like my head weighs 300 pounds and is going to crush my neck and fall into my body cavity. I actually feel genuinely relaxed (as much as I can be) for the first time this week.
Thank you, #zebras, for suggesting this #cervicalcollar to me. Your stripes are showing and they are beautiful.