Posted , 9 users are following.
I read all these posts online all the time with people talking about their health issues. Everyone always says they have the same symptoms yet no one ever has any answers. After about 4 years of going through this I decided to give in and post 1 myself, hoping maybe someone can help me (find piece of mind if nothing else).
For the last about 5-6 years I have been experiencing random pain all over. However, it's usually only in my upper body. It started with high abdominal pains just below sternom. It then started hurting on both sides of my ribcage. Then I developed pain behind both my shoulder blades. My pecs would hurt a lot too. Over the years the following symtoms have all been noted....
-Abdominal Pain (sternum area and lower ribcage)
-Pain behind shoulder blades
-Daily Head Aches
-Consentartion and Memory Problems
-Tired a lot
-Lack of Energy
-Impossible to sleep throughout the night without waking up multiple times
-Right Shoulder Pain
-Hot Flashes / Chills
-Unable to wake up
-Pressure in my head CONSTANTLY (ears feel full and behind eyes)
-Anxiety (but only over medical issues)
-Mentally out of it some days (I just feel dazed for no reason)
-Appetite comes and goes (sometimes starving, other times I can eat 3 bites and I feel full or sick)
-Random Sharp Pains that last a few seconds then vanish (usually in abdomin or chest area)
The symtoms usually come in waves. I will be fine for about 3 months with no health issues. Then BOOM, its 1 symptom after another. It will start with a week of chest pains. Then after a couple of weeks the shoulders will hurt. Lately it's been bad headaches and neck pain every single day. My body hurts (but only from waist up) every single day. Then after 3 or 4 months of random unexplained health issues, it suddenly clears up for no reason and I am healthy again. It's like an odd cycle that has continued for the past few years. 3 or 4 months of good health, then for no reason at all 3 or 4 bad months of bad health.
I have had the following tests proformed in this time frame...
-2 Chest abondinal CT Scans (both normal)
-Endoscopy (showed slight inflammation in stomach but otherwise normal)
-4 chest X-Rays (all normal, other than excess gas build up)
-Probably about 10 Complete Blood workups (always normal)
-Gluten Test (normal)
-Hida Scan for galbladder (normal)
-Ultrasound on galbladder (normal)
-Neck X-ray (normal)
-Stress Test for possible hearth issue (normal)
-Heart Ultra Sound (normal)
-4 EKGs (normal)
-MRI of Head/Brain (normal)
Every single test they run comes back normal. The odd thing is, I know I am in pain. I know I hurt. Something in my body is not right, yet they never find anything. One doctor said it might be allergies causing the headaches and pressure, yet my sinuses always look clear. My throat doesnt hurt, and i have no green mucus or cough or anything. Another doctor says it's just aniexty. However, the only thing I am anxious about is my health. When I get nervous I may sweat a little bit, but I don't freak out or have panic attacks or anything. I am only anxious bc I hurt so bad sometimes and i dont know why or whats wrong with me and no one can ever tell me anything. I tried an anti-depressant just to see if it was anxiety, but even at a mild dose made me even more confused, lightheaded, irritable and made me "out of it". The only thing it helped me do is sleep through out the night.
The first doctor I ever saw said it was Fibromyalgia. She said she guaranteed it. However, my next doctor I went to said he doesnt even think it exsists. He said it's just a blanket term doctors give when they kinda find whats wrong with you. My current doctor says he isn't sure about fibro. He said that he wont go as far as saying that it doesnt exist, but he refuses to diagnois anyone with it.
My chrio says that he doesn't think I have fibro bc I dont have all the trigger points. My legs rarely ever hurt. I had knee issues a couple times over the past couple years, but it's not a constant symptom by any means. My arms may have a weird phantom pain every now and again, but again it's not anything that is a regular issue. My headaches, my neck pain, my pain in my shoulder blades, my sternom/ribcage and abdominal pains are the worst though. The fatuge and light-headedness RUIN my days and make me miserable.
I am a 33 year-old guy. I am an AVID athlete. I play any sport imaginable. I coach high school basketball. I am 6'1 and 180 lbs. I shouldn't be feeling the way i do, but bottom line in... I DO! I am tired of doctors just writting me off as some crazy person or a hypocondriac. It's not just "all in my head". If I break my arm. I deal with it. I know what it is and i do what I need to do to get better. However, this mystery pain and nightmare I get every few months is ruining my life.
All I want is answers. I want to know what it is, so I can do what I need to do and get better. I almost wish they would find something when they do a test so I can have piece of mind, and let them fix me so I can go back to a normal lifestyle. All I am left with now, is pain and confusion. I just wish someone could tell me something.
0 likes, 14 replies