To tired of pain :( please someone help me.

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I am desperate for answers... it all started almost 2 years ago. I began having horrible chest pain out of the blue, same story as many, went through all the tests on my heart and its all came up excellent. i'm a 26 year old male in pretty good shape so that wasnt a surprise. Doc said it was costocondritis and sent me home with Ibuprofen . this went on for months, but the pain would be all over my rib cage, the front back and sides would ache. Then i began getting horrible rib pain, shortly after that i was getting pain in my neck and jaw and chronic headaches. about a year ago my doc sent me to a nearo thinking i had MS.. they did an MRI and spinal tap both of which were clean.

this went on for a year until 6 months ago i also started getting really bad restless leg syndrome and horrible pain in my legs. my doc sent me to a general health specialist who ran every blood test he could think of. in the teats they found, slight vitamin D and Iron defficiency. They also found elevated inflamation markers and positive Ana markers although apperntly they wernt very high.

the doc put me on Cymbalta and is sending me to a rheumatologist but the waitlist is over a year... im feeling absolutley depressed for the first time ever and im about to be a father 😦 can someone please give me some thoughts or answers or ideas. i cant live with pain all over my body, its tearing me apart.

thanks for your time.


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    the MRI Was that you entire spine? or just part?

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      not exactly the same, at first they, did an MRI that didn't show anything, later , they took a MRI in a different part of my spine, and found a tumor, forward of the vertebra, affecting a nerve. The neurosurgeon did not know how to operate, A thoracic surgeon did. I feel better without the tumor. Good luck

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    HI! Can relate to your frustrations and understand the depression. you are facing a whole new you. you may never be the old you again and that will take resolve and courage to face. you are now a warrior who has to fight for your well being every day of your life. its hard, its sad, its scarey and it is life altering. you are going to be able to handle all of this Tim, dont give up, try to be grateful for all the positive things in your life. ask for emotional support from your family and friends! you are in the first stages of mourning and you are in for a world of hurt. but, you can handle this Tim, Im guessing you have a lot of inner strength that you can and will call upon to adjust to this journey. I am deeply saddened your facing these health issues and I send my very best wishes your way along with a big hug. Have you heard of the medical condition called fibromiyalga(spelling)? its hard to diagnose but you might want to mention to your dr./drs. I encourage you to see a neurologist, they have the correct knowledge to help you I am guessing. by the way its ok to have a pity party every once in a while, cry hard, beat a pillow and find your warrior again!

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    Hi Tim.

    I know your letter was mouths ago.

    I hope you have got over your problem now.

    But I thought I would tell you that I had the most awful excruciating pain in my chest that referred around my ribcage and into my neck, arm and cheek bones, sometimes all at the same time, it scared the life out of me.

    I too went through the doctors for months to find out why, alas to no avail.

    I was advised by a friend to see a Osteopath and straight away he diagnosed me as suffering with Costocondritis.

    He worked on my chest and gave me some chest exercises to do. ( I stopped my medications )

    One was to deep breathe into my lungs with my arms/ hands clenched behind my back and push my chest out then hold, then breathe into my stomach especially when in pain. (repeat)

    He also told me to think positive.

    I hardly ever get it now, thank goodness.


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