Join Date: Apr 2012
Any Suggestions Appreciated!
I don't know if this is the right board to be on for me, but here it goes.
I'm a 47 year old male, with no past health problems, still active in sports, very slim, 5'7, 135 lbs. Started with sharp chest pains, last October, went to ER(1st time). Did EKG, blood work, no heart-attack, but heart racing, and bp was high. Given something to relax, symtoms better. PCP requested, Ecto-stress test, couple weeks later. Looked good, other than some minimal leakage back. Went around for next 5 months fearing a possible heart-attack(anxiety) had it's hold. December, had fluttering on left side of chest for 24 hours, had cat-scan(contrast) dye, showed no clots, looked good.
In March, different PCP, DX me with coastal cartilage,a tear between the ribs, causing the pain. Always feel like being strectched. Sharp chest pains, stopped, having every 7-10 days, since started taking Magnesium, in April.
Never did take celexa, probably should have, since I just sit on the sofa at nights, watching TV. I'm now active again, and not worrying, just frustrated,little angry, because since March, been having twitcthes, 2-4 times hour, every day, and pain top and bottom of left arm, sometimes right, in ankles, headaches, and feel flu-ish 1x week. Back to Doctor in June, checked for Lyme(bitten twice), Lupus(sister has it, and Fibro), and Thyroid.
Just got results, all negative. Recommends going to Neuro now.
Currently just take multi-vitamin, fish oil, magnesium, and melatonin, but no pain meds, advil, or anything else.
Wife is very frustrated, and doesn't wanting me to go to any more Doctors, so I stopped telling her how I'm feeling.If nothing else this experiance, has given me a understanding, or compassion, for people that are in pain, because of things like fibro, and Lupus. I know this usually effects women, not men, I just would really appreciate some words of wisdom, about what is going on with my body. Thanks so much!!!