Been having really terrible pain for a couple of years on an off.
Long history, but please bear with me - any suggestions or answers would be more than welcome.
Had a relatively simple operation on my feet 2 years ago and a few weeks later rushed to to GP with chest and back pains. He examined me and gave me some acid reduction pills and nitrolingual spray. I also had a chest x-ray, heart stress test and blood tests. All came back normal.
Carried on for a while but still having the pains. Went back to GP and he said the pains were probably caused by a trapped nerve in the neck - MRI scan showed nothing. During this time he also gave me some beta blockers which made me feel awful so I stopped taking them.
My right shoulder was in bits so I went to a chiropractor who managed to pop a rib out ! Switched to pysio and this really helped.
Various trips back to Doctor who eventually said I was depressed and gave me pills and a few sessions with a therapist.
What I find strange is that the nitroligual spray really helps me and has done all along.
I've had all manner of blood tests which have come back showing nothing. A further stress test on the heart and an gastroscopy - no anomalies whatsoever but the stomach Doctor suggested I started taking Omeprazole again.
Current situation is becoming unbearable and I don't know what to do next :
Run down of symptoms is :
When I move I get a chronic tightness across my chest which radiates across my back and down my right arm. Also get this when sitting down for no reason
Feeling of a lump in my throat
Sore ribs on right side all the time and sore down right side and right shoulder
Pressure feeling in chest
Frequent bowel movements in the morning
Abdomen feels sore
Shaky all over most of the time
Cold hands and feet and my Reynaulds is worse than ever
All the above never go away.....................
The pain goes away using the GTN spray but also goes away on it's own.
Last visit to GP he suggested depression again and more pills. I don't think he's taking me seriously any more.
Sorry for the ramble but I could do with some answers - anybody out there have any clues as to what's going on ?