Stiffness in neck, when really bad cannot bend neck in any direction. Feels swollen, affects jaw, and ears. Causes tightness in muscles of cranium, and pain and stiffness from area of neck near the base of cranium and spine ( Very stiff and horrid pressure in mid to upper spine is a main contributor as well.) Hearing loss in right ear is almost complete.Left ear is losing hearing as well.
Every nerve on my upper torso (muscular rigidity, or atrophy happens in both shoulders, with pain running under armpits, causing numbness in both arms.
Confusion, the inability to speak is very frustrating. When I feel frustrated with this pain, I cannot express any emotion. almos like I am in a walking coma. Nerves on my skin hurt so much it is painful to shower. All the while my neck continues to stay stiff and feel like a knuckle feels when it needs to pop, and sometimes the neck does pop, but it isn't the bones that pop, it's the muscles that pop. Right before they pop the muscles in the neck sound rusty? Yes, they make a sound like an old leather baseball glove would make if you opened or closed the glove.
Last but not least, the taste in my mouth is horrendous. It feels like the nerves in my mouth have been muted, or are hurt (stinging) some way. I don't know if the taste is coming from the drainage from my right ear. Which gets filled with so muhch pressure, the ear drum breaks (chronically) and then heals up, until pressure gets bad again. While the ear drum is still unbroken, the drainage runs down my throat, making my throat sore, and giving me that horrible taste and stinging in my mouth.
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