My name is Sara and I am a relatively healthy 20 year old female. Around mid-October of last year (2014) I started experiencing upper left back pain. This pain came on gradually and felt like a sore muscle. I am a powerlifter, so I figured I had just strained my lower trap.
Fast forward to December and the pain is all day, everyday! It starts off as a sharp pain when I take a deep breathe, and by the end of the day, I am reaching for any pain killers that I can find to help tame the intense sharp pain. The pain has progressed so much that I ended up in the ER the second week of December, 2014. I have always had high blood pressure, so when I got to the ER, they treated me for that first. After my BP was down, they sent me for an X-ray. The ER doctor said that my X-ray looked okay, but he would recommend seeing my GP for further testing like a CT scan or MRI if my pain didn't go away, or got worse. When I got discharged, my paperwork said that I was treated for chest pain due to high BP. *Note, this ER is the worst!!!! Everyone I know who has been hated the care.*
Anyway, back to well, my back!
It is now January 2015 and my pain has only gotten worse. The pain is now a constant sharp pain at ALL times. It is worse at times, but it is always there. It is now radiating more towards my spine and upper right side of my back. I have also been experiencing some annoying pains that run to my neck, face, and left arm. Lastnight I also had some tingling in my fingers and face/mouth (lips and chin). I do have Raynaud's, but it doesn't feel the same as when that starts up.
Can anyone give me advice if you have had similar pains? This is getting unbearable, and my GP can't see me for a few more days.
My mind runs to a herniated disc, but I figured that would show on the X-ray.