#1
unfortunately for me, I got athis disease.
It causes arthritus in joins and the rest of your body.. etc etc.

I went to pick up my guitar, as my disease has been getting worse,
and i cant play... I can't play anything.

now i must say, the best things i could play were either:

'one' and 'master of puppets', thanks to my hero "Homair" for submitting those tabs.
now ive been able to play those since i was 13, im 15 now. And I can no longer play the tapping solos, or the faster solos. This really upset me coz well, guitaring is one of the only things im good at, and if this disease doesn't pass over, then im really screwed, i mean, i suffered to play 'Lip gloss and black' by atreyu, and thats so easy.
I usually play my guitar from 3.30 from when i get in from skl, to 11 at night. with a few breaks of coursework and food, but most of the time, im wielding my guitar, and it feels so weird that ihavent played it in 2 days.

I really dont know what to do, im going to the doctors to get something subscribed to me to ease the pain, but I just dont know what to do....guitar is my life...
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#6
if i were you i'd be going crazy i can't live without my guitar
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#8
i used to play so much, like you, I mean i can't complain i have no disease but now all i do is work and go to college i never have time to play when i want to so i can kinda relate.. but either way i'm sorry man that sucks. But i mean dave mustaine got through it so hopefully you can too.
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#9
Sorry to hear about that. i have something similar i guess. When i was a kid i was diagnosed with juvenille rhuematoid arthritis mostly in my knees but it really ****ed up my hands so i don't have complete movement and its hard for me to hit certain chords. so i definately know how you feel. I hope it all gets better though!!!
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#12
Try and stay optimistic, maybe they'll find medication to cure it.
I truly feel sorry for you tho :
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#13
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no sh1t sherlock


Is that blasphemy directed at me? Cuz if it is, I just might have to say...... nothing to it, nothing at all.
#14
DO NOT TOUCH YOUR GUITAR.

Seriously, that will probably make it worse. Wait a month to see if it gets better.
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#17
where did the pain first start? last night i was playing, and this never has happened before, but i got this really bad pain in my left wrist (i play right handed). i noticed it especially when i do really dramatic bends or sweeps. i'm sorry for you though. i have no clue what i would do if i couldn't play.
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#18
Sorry to hear dude. I've been playing some of your tabs (Kill Hannah) so appreciate your input on this site. Hopefully this is not something that affects you for life.

I know it's nowhere the same as guitar but if your drive for music continue you should consider producing music on your PC using trackers / sequencers and stuff. Great way to stay into music and keep creative and hope this disease passes.
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#19
STEP AWAY FROM THE GUITAR!

This almost happened to my teacher, and what "helped" cause it was arm supports/wearing things on the arms, bad idea. If you wear sweat bands or any metal attire that will NOT be helping.
#20
Try and stay away for a bit like they say for a month or two and take the meds and do all you can to relax the joints and make them better. If it don't get better in that time just play and try your best to deal with the pain....at least that is what I would do....I would also take in a good amount of salt, protein and calcium for they will help your muscles and bones.

Edit: Not too much though for too much is bad for you.
#21
That's really bad Try and record as much stuff as you can before it's too late.
#22
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Is that blasphemy directed at me? Cuz if it is, I just might have to say...... nothing to it, nothing at all.


It may well be blasphemy but as there is no material evidence to support the existence of god i would have to conclude that you are not god and therefore making what i posted nothing more than a statement about your .... oh you said you would do nothing:P
#23
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i used to play so much, like you, I mean i can't complain i have no disease but now all i do is work and go to college i never have time to play when i want to so i can kinda relate.. but either way i'm sorry man that sucks. But i mean dave mustaine got through it so hopefully you can too.


dave had nerve problems in his arm. and im really sorry for u man id hate it if that were to happen to me. just dont play if it hurts and take the medicine
#24
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STEP AWAY FROM THE GUITAR!

This almost happened to my teacher, and what "helped" cause it was arm supports/wearing things on the arms, bad idea. If you wear sweat bands or any metal attire that will NOT be helping.

Whaaaa!?!

I can't play without wearing sweatbands...
well, i can, but way better with them
#25
**** man I really hope it gets better for you
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#26
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It may well be blasphemy but as there is no material evidence to support the existence of god i would have to conclude that you are not god and therefore making what i posted nothing more than a statement about your .... oh you said you would do nothing:P


Haha you really dissected my last post.
#27
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Haha you really dissected my last post.


can't you just sense the boredom
#28
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dave had nerve problems in his arm. and im really sorry for u man id hate it if that were to happen to me. just dont play if it hurts and take the medicine


Yeah i know but it's still somewhat similar in terms of not being able to play at all, i just meant maybe over time it will decrease and he'll be able to work through it
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#29
That's really bad luck dude. Although you could comfort yourself with how bad it ever gets you'll still be able to play the smoke on the water riff.
#32
Do everything/anything the doctor tells you, do anything else you can think of that might help, don't be a badass and pick up your guitar.
#33
Sorry to hear that man

Perhaps there are other instruments you can take up?
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#34
Ive got reptitive strain injury in both wrists. Have had since february. First 3 months couldn;t play at all. In june i could play a bit but decided not to and to wait til fully healed. Now its october and i can play ALMOST normally, but some days i can hardly play at all. it kinda sucks.

I would reccomend a) trying a physiotherapist
b) don't play your guitar if its hurting, that will slow down the healing process
c) Try to be as stress free as possible. In the last month of so ive noticed my wrists are usually worse after ive been under particular stress (i couldn't play for a couple days after breaking up with gf, whilst i was stressing about work... and such)
d) get wrist supports. I have them, and they do seem to help even if it might be a placebo effect. Get something like 'tubular support bandages' and just cut them to size and cut thumb holes.
#35
thanks 4 your post guyssssss!!!! im getting some steroids to help ease my pain,
its mainly in my back and knees,
but its still really limiting my playing.
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#37
Once you and your doctor feel that you can go back to playing, string your guitar with the lightest strings you can find if you haven't already.
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