| | Worrying but bizarre pain
For the past week I've been having a strange symptom. Whenever I swallow food - NOT liquids, I get a brief twang of sharp pain in my right shoulder blade area. Possibly the trapezius muscle because I feel as if I have strained this muscle and remember twisting round over a week ago to look at something on my back. I feel as if the muscles above the breast, under my armpit and round into the shoulder blade are a bit burny and tender.
i have googled and googled this and keep coming up with gall-bladder, GERD or reflux. I have no abdominal pain. There is no pain AFTER eating - it is more a mechanical pain that only happens with each swallow of FOOD. ie., if I take a mouthful of drink - nothing at all, then if I bite and swallow food - twang!! and that's it.
Anyone got any ideas? I'm beginning to panic that it's something seriously amiss. I want to believe that it is just a pulled muscle and when Im swallowing food, it's hitting off a nerve or something - but can this happen?
I would appreciate any comments and thanks for helping