Originally Posted by carriep80
Hi i am a 30 year old woman with an unsolved nerve condition. I wanted to post on here and tell my story because, i feel alone with this pain and hoped someone else is experiencing this. This has been going on for 4 years now and no doctor can seem to diagnose it. It is a burning, throbbing, shooting pain on the left side of my chest that at its highest strength it goes to my shoulder and neck. I also am experiencing severe stomach pain and nausea. Both pains are extremes and come in waves when my stomach pain is extreme my chest pain isn't as bad and when my chest pain is bad my stomach pain doesn't bother me as much. I have had countless tests done to try and get to the bottom of this including MRI's of my spine and chest, x rays, endoscopy's, Bone scans, acupuncture, therapy with a TENS unit, corstisone shots, among countless medications. One thing that i cannot take are any inflammatory medicines or pain meds such as vicodin, and percocet because of my sensitive stomach. One potential diagnosis that has been given is costochondritis although this has no been proven yet. One thing that has been proven is that it is some type of neuropathy between my stomach and chest. I have been diagnosed with autonomic disorder and GERD but it hasn't been necessarily linked to this. Please if anyone is experiencing these symptoms or something like it please respond to my post. I would love to talk to or get advice from someone who is dealing with the type of chronic pain i am experiencing because i feel so alone in with this condition. Thank You and i hope to hear your comments.
I have not been diagnosed properly, I've been in emerge 12 times in the past 2 months
They have done so many blood tests I'm starting to looking like an IV drug user, Xrays, CAT scans, MRI's etc....
They started telling me it was my anemia, so I got a blood transfusion....didn't help. Then my GP tried telling me it was anxiety....not the case either. They thought I had emphysma....wrong again, maybe a blockage in my right ventricle, also not it.
So I have chest pain and pressure over my left breast that radiates into my shoulder, neck and down my left arm, it's causing shortness of breath (extremely hard to breath at times), at times I have numbness and tingling in my arm with absolutely no mobility, my hand is very weak and I couldn't grab or hold onto anything to save my life.... but they still have no clue what's going on. I live in a city where good health care is very hard to come by, it seems like we get medical school left overs
I'm hoping to get better care once my husband and I move back to BC, but until then I'm left with a very painful and scary list of symptoms that cannot or have not been diagnosed