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Old 10th January 2014, 05:04 PM
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Hi all,

Been doing well until recently. My shoulders have gradually ovwr the past month become more painful and now I I can't lift them very much. Has this happened to anyone. Could it have anything to do withscrews? I can barely hold a glass of water.

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Old 10th January 2014, 05:41 PM
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I don't see why it would have anything specifically to do with screws Ange. What does your doctor say?
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Old 10th January 2014, 05:56 PM
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This sounds very odd Ange, I think you need to get checked out.
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Old 11th January 2014, 12:18 PM
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Thanks, onlt back in home country in 10days. Thought was developing frozen shoulders but its both sides. Tried painkillers heat and ice. If I lift my arms gently it pains in the middle.
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If you can barely hold a glass of water then you need to see a doctor Ange.
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Old 16th January 2014, 08:41 PM
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Hi all,

Been doing well until recently. My shoulders have gradually ovwr the past month become more painful and now I I can't lift them very much. Has this happened to anyone. Could it have anything to do withscrews? I can barely hold a glass of water.

Ange

Hi Ange,

I was thinking of you and wondering if you've had a chance to go to the doctor to find out what the issue is with your shoulders. Hope you are feeling better!!!
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Old 23rd April 2014, 01:50 PM
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Just wondering if anyone has heard from Ange and whether she is ok? xx
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Old 23rd April 2014, 04:07 PM
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No now you mention it, I haven't seen anything from her for a while. She last checked in on 28th March but didn't post.

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Old 24th April 2014, 09:18 AM
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Hi guys,

I got logged out and completely forgot my password. Remembered it today!

The shoulder thing has been coming and going. My fiance said my left shoulder is "sticking out" more than my right. But then it sometimes looks ok then it bothers him. It gets quite painful with my long days at work. Lying down helps abit.

I haven't had a follow up appointment since October last year. I'm actually not sure what to tell the doctor.

Otherwise I'm much better than before surgery.

Thanks guys,

Ange
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