For the past 2 yrs I have suffered with unbearable left sided chest pain, its not on my skin it feels like its in and around my left breast. I have had every test imaginable, ct scans, bone scan, mammogram, breast ultrasound, heart tests, nothing has come back abnormal, all my blood work is fine I even had intercostal nerve blocks that only numbed be for a day and it was back full force, I am suffering everyday of every minute of my life with this awful burning intense pain that never ever lets up. My Dr's are thinking post herpetic neuralgia because around the same time it started with a slight burning I had about six blisters in the center of my chest right where my bra is and I remember them being itchy but never gave it much thought after that but this intense pain thats been just getting worse and worse over the yrs is just killing me and my life is not the same anymore and I dont know what to do. Has anyone ever had this and was it from shingles?? Please please I need some insight on this..and its not heartburn.....Thanks... shine
Yes it sounds like shingles. I just got over this problem couple of weeks ago. I had the burning when it first started, then the pain in my back was so bad it felt as if a screwdriver was coming through my back from inside out. I had to take something strong for pain. It last for about month. I can still feel some tingling there. I have heard that some people have this for months and it can occur. Your doctor should be able to help you through this. Good luck.
Hi and sorry you have had such pain, sometimes I feel like I have a knife stuck in my chest and like a hot torch its just awful. He has had me on many things Lyrica, cymbalta etc.. now Im on Neuronting and Nortriptyline but its not helping at all and Ive been on them for 6 weeks, he put me on hydrocodone but thats not even helping. Im about to go crazy but I go back to him on Thursday and lets see the next plan he has for me... Thanks for responding...
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