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Pain in left shoulder blade, flu, sore throat, ache, dry mouth, taking ibuprophen. Cause and cure?

i recently had pain in my left shoulder blade and neck, My MD did ekg which was fine and put me on a steroid for 5 days and flexiril at night which I only needed for 3 days. Shoulder felt better for about 2 weeks, when I came down with flu like symptoms (fever, aches, very sore throat, dry mouth), Dr prescribed tamaflu, symptoms lasted for 3 days during which my shoulder pain came back. The flu symptoms are gone and I am left with the should pain and sometimes numbness in left shoulder, numbness goes down arm and also the very dry mouth. I have been taking ibuprophen for weeks, I try to take it only one or twice a day (2- 200mgs). At night the pain wakes me up. Is there something else I should try as far as anti-inflammatory or could this be more serious?tjm71
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
thanks for writing to HCM,
After reading your whole description it seems that your shoulder pain is not related to your flu like symptoms.
This shoulder pain is due to muscles spasm (usually the trapezius muscle). i would suggest you to start hot fomentation on your shoulder painful area 2 times a day for 15 mins with a hot water bag. and also start doing some stretching and strengthening exercises of your neck.
it is also important here for me to tell you if you are in a profession which requires long hour usage of computer kindly review your posture there. also start using a thin pillow while sleeping.
for the above mentioned exercises a physiotherapist can help you.

i hope this helps
wish you good health
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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flu is other think and shoulder pain is other

so this is symptom of cervical nerve compression

so go through it

Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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