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Hi, I'm a 50 year old fit and healthy eating female. 3 months ago I was standing in an airport when I suffered two very sharp painful attacks under my left rib cage. It felt like glass going through my arteries. I suffered the next attack at 2am the next morning out of the dead of my sleep. I went to the dr and he sent me for bloods and a CT. The white cells were elevated and my CT clear. The attacks continued at school and a home up to 5 a day. They were only under my left rib cage. I was then sent for an ultrasound and an ECG. Ultrasound showed gallstones but that pain should be on my right side. I then saw a surgeon who sent me for an endoscopy and colonoscopy but they were clear. The pain started to move to my right too so the took out my gallbladder. By this time I have lost 8kgs. Five days later I went back to the ED with severe chest pain. (The only chest pain I've ever experienced in this illness). They said the CT showed a blocked bile duct. I was transferred to a new hospital and specialist for an ERCP. This failed as the dr couldn't get through as the scope was too big. This though gave me pancreatitis. Horrendous! 8 days later and 8 days of nil by mouth, many antibiotics intravenously and an MRCP I got released from hospital. It took 3 weeks to bring my liver levels back to normal from a peak of 1400 (should be no more than 50) and my enzymes from over 500 to normal of 15. BUT the pain has not gone away. I now have developed a severe intentional infection from the antibiotics and I'm 11 kgs off and haven't put anything back on. Eating had been a struggle. After another endoscopy that only revealed mild gastric I'm being sent for a bone scan for chostochronditis/Tietze syndrome. I have had no chest pain or arm pain but I do get bad pain in my back and left shoulder blade. My pain is under my 7th rib but does tend to travel into my abdomen. Has anyone else not had the chest or arm pain but still diagnosed with this disorder??? My pain doesn't let up until I go to bed.
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