I am a 28 year old male, active lifestyle somewhat overweight and an ex smoker (2yrs).
I have been an absolute mess for the last 6 months!
After one week of my appendix surgery I woke up from bed one night to an electric shock tingling feeling running down from my left shoulder to my left arm and immediately thought I was having a heart attack. I produced myself immediately to ER who did an ECG and some bloodwork and brushed me off saying it was normal and it could've been a panic attack. Two days prior to this my eyes were very dry, to date they are still dry.
I couldn't believe that this was a panic attack so I decided to investigate further, I asked to see a cardiologist and I saw one pretty quickly. As far the pains they seemed chronic all day everyday. Left shoulder, arm, forearm, fingers. Would alternate from pain to burning pain. The cardiologist did an ECG, stress test, Echo and holter monitor to which it all came back as normal.
The doctor then suggested a cervical MRI which concluded with c3/c4, c4,c5 mild endplate spurring. Otherwise normal.
I then saw a spine specialist who did some tests for Sjögren's syndrome which came back negative and suggested that I had a stiff thoracic spine.
I was then referred to a neurologist who did some tests by placing a tape around my finger then wrist and sending some shocks who also said it was normal. Then told me I was stressing and that I needed to go on antidepressants. Which I took up and to my relief the pain was still there. Which I quit because it was doing me no good.
I then saw a sports and exercise medicine physician who said I had postural syndrome.
I saw a PT who said I had T4 syndrome. By this point the pain is exactly the same now on the right side. However, it's very rare that they are both in pain at the same time.
I don't generally wake up with the pain. I have to admit that the pain starts after me sitting for prolonged periods or walking.
The pain doesn't subside when I ly down. Doesn't get worse by exerting myself.
I also noticed then when I put my head down I get sharp pains on my right chest.
I am sick and tired of looking up symptoms online for answers.
Can anyone relate?