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So this morning the cat bit my daughter at 6am while I was asleep, she screamed in a melodramatic fashion (the cat only has 3 teeth, he can't exactly savage anyone) and I woke up with a start.
Leaping out of bed seems to have caused me to pull a muscle in my neck, by 11am the pain was making me cry (and I'm not a wimp with pain) and I went to minor injuries. They confirmed it as a pulled muscle and gave me horse strength painkillers - after convincing themselves that I wasn't a victim of domestic violence and that my bizarre "child being bitten by toothless cat causing neck injury" story was true.
It really hurts. I have torn my hamstring and popped my kneecap out of place in the past and this is up there with those injuries for pain. Even with painkillers if I try and move my head at all it is excruciating. Does anyone have any idea how long this is likely to go on for? Or any ideas as to what I can do to ease it?
Poor You . I had a whiplash type injury last year and the pain was excruciating, so you have my sympathy.
I know a pulled muscle is different to a spasming one, but I found a lavender wheat bag draped round my neck to be nice and soothing. could you also use something like voltarol gel on it (you can but this OTC now) as well as taking your painkillers?.....provided they aren't diclofenac or similar of course.
Depending on what painkillers they gave you it may be advisabole to take paracetamol too as they may only have given you an anti inflamitory drug which does nothing for the actual pain, it only reduces swelling, what did they give you?