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I'm a 25 year old female (5 foot 4, 120ish pounds), I've head celiac disease for 7 years and since childhood I've had lowish blood iron levels.
For a few months now I have been having on and off burning sensation/tingling which affects my upper left arm (in biceps area), left breast and around the areas of my ribs close to the arm pit. About a month ago it appeared again and it was bad enough that I had to find certain positions to sleep. I had associated this with PMS as it tended to disappear with my period. This time it appeared around 10 days prior to my period and was gone a day or two with the period.
I got freaked out about how intense it was and went to see the gynecologist and she did a physical examination on my breasts twice and I even had a breast ultrasound which revealed absolutely nothing on the painful side.
With the burning sensation gone, I developed a cold and a dry cough and burning on both sides of chest, which I thought might be bronchitis or something similar. Went to see my GP, she did a physical examination and I also had a chest x-ray and a c reactive protein, the results for both were okay.
The cold/cough disappeared in a few days and everything was okay when I went to see the GP for a follow up check-up. Except that very same evening I started feeling a light pressure in the middle of my sternum, which could only be stopped by lightly touching my fingers to the spot. It got better over the next two days, but my sternum still gets painful at certain times of day with certain movements (it's mostly a dull ache but a few times a day also a stabbing pain). There were also days when the pain was shooting into my back and neck and just this Friday I got terrible back pain from walking about an hour.
Also about a week ago the burning in upper arm and left breast started again. Also when I touch my biceps it feels different than the right one as if there were a lot of small lumps/bumps under the skin that aren't there on the other side and it feels like the burning/tingling comes from those.
I'm going to see my GP about all of this tomorrow, so I was wondering what tests should I ask for? It's such a wide area of symptoms that it has me so worried that I've barely been capable to think about anything else in the last month, so I'm a bit at wits end.
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