hi newbie here , looking for some advice , my symptoms started few months ago with upper left chest pain which sent me in panic mode and became very anxious my dr was very understanding and i had ecg , treadmill test and echocardiogram all came back fine diagnosed as strees or muscular , continued with pain in upper chest occassionally. About 6 weeks ago i started to get pain in left shoulder and arm going down into hand , pins and needles , burnibng feeling and tightness in my neck , my dr was useless this time and sent me away advising me to take paracetamol , i was walking the floor in tears , seen her 3x and she put me on cocodamol.
It all came to head one weekend saw the emergency out of hurs dr who finally listened and admitted me due to pain and ? diagnosis of trapped nerve .
i spent 4 days in hospital had mri scan which i was told showed
minor bulging in the annuli of the discs c5/6 and c6/7 with two tiny thecal indentations , i have been sent home with gabapentin 300mg 3xday (having terrible dry mouth )and tramadol 50mg 4xday taking paracetamol in between , cant see my own gp for follow up for 2 weeks and waiting for physio which waiting list is 6 weeks , i have booked appt with osteopath to see if he can be of any help , looking for any advice would be very greatful , can these mri finding s be causing my pains ? any other medicatons i could try ? i woill do anything getting desperate