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Hey guys! I'm new to this so here I go:
About a week and a half ago, I started getting this pain down my left arm that would go up my shoulder. I ignored it as strain and let it be. For the next to days, the pain would radiate to my upper back, hand, neck, and jaw. The third day, I went to a day clinic to check it out. They gave me an EKG that said I had ST Elevation and that I should go to the ER. At the ER, they diagnosed me with pericarditis even though I did not have chest pains or shortness of breath. They kept me in for the night to make sure I was okay, checked heart enzymes and gave me an ultrasound. All fine. They discharged me with some ibuprofen.
The day after I was discharged, the pain got worse. I would come and go and would feel like a gripping cold sensation that would radiate through my arms, hands, jaw, neck, wrist, and back. I went back to the ER. They gave me another EKG and said it was completely normal. They discharged me with Ketorolac.
Finally, after a week, I decided to check mysel back into the ER after the pains became more prominent. They gave me an EKG, CAT scans, XRay, Enzyme test: all okay. I tried to explain the doctor my pain was pretty random and it really bothered me and that the Ketorolac didn't do anything. She coldly dismissed me as having a panic attack (I was not. I have a panic disorder and GAD and this was not a panic attack. If anything, I was pretty calm and tired). She prescribed more Ketorolac even after I explained it did not work and a muscle relaxant.
I feel like I'm going crazy. The pains aren't going away and I feel awful.
My questions are:
Could anxiety be causing this?
Have you guys ever gotten weird, cold, painfulish sensations tha come and go at random?
Have you guys ever dealt with something like this?
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