I couldn't find a post that directly fit my portfolio of problems, and no 2 people are the same. So here's a list of all the problems I've been getting.
It started maybe 3 months ago when I was slowly getting more and more ill, my stomach was constantly in pain and producing too much acid I have been to the doctor for this but everyone once in a while when I don't eat or drink enough on time my stomach spasms so hard that it feels like it bruises I'm not sure if this is anxiety and panic mixed with lack of nutrients.
Anyway, while this was happening I had a massive pain under my left shoulder blade like it was full of electric, I had quite a big knot under it too, I've been paying to see a sports therapist since who has worn the knot down and it's pretty much gone but she told me that my shoulders and neck were inflamed and very very tense (only on the left side again) she did some work on them yesterday (felt like she just squeezed them as hard as she could for a few minutes) but I still feel massively tense, I've been using deep heat pads on it but after reading a few articles that all this could be linked (the stomach problems and the pain under my shoulder blade) I've had full blood works done an ecg to check my heart and ultrasounds on all my organs in chest down to my bladder, I was wondering what your thoughts were.
Some other symptoms I get are;
• Bouts of dizziness where I feel like I'm falling backwards and to the rights
• night terrors, where I'll just be falling asleep and I'll feel like I can't catch my breath and I go into a panic (this only happens when I'm really stressing, like when I have test results due - so probably down to anxiety)
• misalignment of some of my spine, I'm seeing s chiropractor who has just examined me and not done any scans or x-Rays. He's 'adjusted me' 2 times so far but I'm not quite sure what that does. He pokes my back with a stick and aligns my feet. I've not seen any benefit from it so far.
• a feeling of compression in my chest, I can't put my finger on what's wrong but I know something isn't right. There's no massive pain but I feel short of breath sometimes and like I have to put my hand on my chest to help it..
• constant niggling in my shoulder, I find myself holding my left shoulder with my right hand a lot without realising cause it comforts the discomfort I'm feeling.
• muscle tension that refers around my body. Sometimes in my leg or down my arm and sometimes in the left side of my head. I've visited a&e (ER for you Americans) 2-3 times as this has worried me. Only to be discharged with 'nothing wrong'
• weak feeling in my left wrist and the upper part off left pec, if I'm not holding my shoulder I find myself holding my left pec / shoulder joint.
• nausea. Only on and off. But it effects me eating and drinking which only makes me worse.
I was signed off work for 6 weeks with anxiety, my doctor seems reluctant to look into any of my problems and only after pushing hard referred me to see a physiotherapist, but these referrals can take up to 4 weeks to come through, so for another 3 and a half weeks I'm going to be struggling. Does anyone have any idea what's wrong with me?
- When did this first start?
About 3-4, months ago
- Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
No accident or trauma, my shoulder blades (where the big knot was) was grinding when doing over head presses at the gym, I thought nothing of it but it got progressively worse over the course of around a month. Then my shoulder started hurting, radiating under the shoulder blade and my stomach got weird after that.
- What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
I've been to see my GP but I think he's sick of me as I go almost once a week to tell him my new symptoms, he's adament I just have anxiety, although I feel really ill at times. He's referred me to see a physiotherapist which I haven't seen yet. I've been to see a chiropractor, who said I have misalignments in t1 t4-t5 and one lower in my back I can't remember which number, but it's almost in line with the middle of my abdomen.
- What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
I've only seen the chiro so far,
- What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)
No tests like these have been done!
- What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
Just paracetamol for the pain and deep heat to relieve some muscle strain.
- Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)
- Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
I'm not sure.
- What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?
He's useless... Haha
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It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,
Here are some questions that you should answer:
- - When did this first start?- Was it the result of an accident or trauma?- What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)- What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?- What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)- What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)- Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)- Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?- What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?
Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
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Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.Specific comments :Personal Opinion, not medical advice :
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