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I have a frustarting situation. I was an advid workout nut for about 2 years prior to December 2014. I would take tons of supplements and my workouts were crazy, like 40 sets, 4 days a week, just crushing my body. I noticed in November 2014 grabbing sensations on my right side. I had all kinds of scans and x rays, gallbladder, liver, etc. Everything got worse, I noticed my skin became very inflammed after workouts, the grabbing pain turned into more pain and then it became bilateral pain (both sides of intercostal ribs. I was forced to stop working out in December 2014. That did not help, my condition became worse with my skin inflammed and lots of pain (nerve pain type) on both sides. I was prescribed Gralise for a month and in late January I came off. With the combination of coming off the supplements and being on this type of drug I was thrown into a mania and forced to go on Lithium which I have been on since. The pain in my ribs calmed down to a point of not needing meds (pain 1-5) daily. Partly the deduction in pain was due to removing the toxins (gym supps and vimatims). Were now into almost May and the issue is still there and getting worse. The pain and discomfort now is in my chest and there are inflammation lines where the chest creases. If I sit for too long I become inflammed. I will have stinging and bothersome pain in the middle of chest and my Xiphoid process hurts and is inflammed. There have been a few times I have felt I was having a heart attack. The pain extends to the back now. As far as the ribs area I can't lift anything except light stuff or I am screwed for a day or two, it becomes inflammed. I am intolerant to vitamins and some foods and even medications will flare up pain and discomfort or inflammation. I never had these issues prior. I have had all kinds of scans and xrays and blood work down to blood disorders, etc. I feel a bit helpless I have done so much and the closest syptoms I can can is on this forum. However, I have a nerve discomfort or iritation that causes pain after activity and I wanted to know if that's a possible sympton with the inflammation or if anyone has an idea of what this may be, thanks - Mark
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