Armpit, left breast and chest pain

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A couple of months ago I started to feel discomfort lying on my left side. I quickly decided it was discomfort in breast tissue, so just assumed would settle. Then it started to feel uncomfortable/odd my left arm resting against the breast wall, and armpit started feeling odd. I became a bit obsessed then feeling all the time! Next thing my chest wall aching all across, and breathing in made me feel wheezy, although not breathless. I now have all symptons, and dull permanent ache in my chest . Sternum hurts to ores against. GP diagnosed "c" , prescribed paracetamol & naproxen. After a couple of months, and age, 49 (hysterectomy 10 years ago) referral to breast clinic too, before considering chest x ray & physio. Anyone else suffering /suffered similarly ? 

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    Yes, my costo started exactly like that. Diagnosed a week later with tender points above the Breast, below the collar bone. It spread after that to the whole breast cage including, shoulder blades, neck and jaw.
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      Thank you, bit more reassuring to hear others have experienced similar, as your mind wanders, and I think anxiety makes symptons worse, I hope it eases for us all.
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    Hi Karen,

    Last July my symptoms started just as you described but they came after a bout with bronchitis. I thought at first it was breast related but then the pain traveled to my ribs and sternum. Then after another month the pain traveled to my right side. I had an xray and it was determined I had cosoto because the xray ruled out any other issues, I also had a clean mammogram and 2 xrays of my back. The pain was terrible and I didnt get relief from anything. They tried a steroid, muscle realxant and ibuprophen. Nothing helped. the pain is now in my back and arms. I currently go to physical therapy 2x a week and a chiro. 2x a week. In the last month I have seen some improvement, but believe me, not fast enough! Before this I was a healthy 52 year old female. One other thing I am dealing with that I was told is making this worse is that my husband is battling cancer and had a stem cell transplant last August. So while I was dealing with this crazy pain, I was also watching the loveof my life embark on a horrible journey! Lastly, I was just put on an antidepressant in hopes that it helps to calm me down and lessen the pain. I have seen a difference! I hope this helps

     

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      Bizzare how these things appear. My life stressful, but nothing not controlled. So sorry to hear that. Life is a challenge that is for sure. I hope you have controlled, calmer times ahead. Thanks for replying 
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    Mine is more sensitive to when I lie on my left side also. For whatever reason, more comfortable to lie on my left. The thing that works best for me is 2 alleve for first dose, then regular dosing thereafter. My doctor's nurse said I could take 2 alleve per dose as long as I'm having a "flare-up", I hate to do that, but I'll say this, it really knocks the pain out when I do.

    Good Luck!

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    Karen,

    I was just reading over my first reply to you. You know what, I mis-typed (in the second sentence) that it was more comfortable to lie on my left. I meant to type it was more comfortable to lie on my right

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