I know it is frustrating to explain to docs,when they run so many tests on you and find you normal but still the pain persists it is really frustating.Ok.now,have you consulted an gasterenterologist,if not do consult one immediately.A gastric problem can mimick a cardiac problem.All the strong pain killers you hav been taking could have caused a gastric irritation to mimick a cardiac problem.
Are you diabetic?If so these symptoms are somehwhat close to being associated with it,keep your blood pressure under control.
Keep me posted.
I actually had most of my tests from a gastro guy. The pains started way before I tried the pain pills which I took just one or two doses of. The gastro doc said all is well too. I was on prevacid and then removed to see if that may have been causing it. He said it could sound like a spleen disorder but blood and the cat scan proved that negative. I am not a diabetic and my blood pressure is in the normal range, from 140 over 80 to 110 over 72, depending on the day. I did forget one thing though, I foud a lump on my left testicle, a testicel I have had surgery on over 8 years ago to remove a cyst. I haven't had any problems since then. My Doctor also checked that and said it was a growth, not a tumor and should resolve itself with antibiotics. I took the anti biotics and the pain cleared up but the small lump is still there. His tests concluded it is in no way cancer. I have read though that testiclular tumors or problems can POSSIBLY cause breast symptoms similar to this, however the doc said being it is not a tumor it is highly unlikely that it is caused from my testicle. The growth seems to be the same size since I found it but the tenderness is almost completely gone. There are days where I don't even realize I have this lump. It was very psychological as well, but once I learned it wasnt life threatening it no longer caused any worry. Pain is no issue. I've lived with pain most of my adult life. You can get used to it and survive even if you are in pain. At least I can. My daily medacine intake consists of a childs asperin a day and now 500 miligrams of Niaspan for my triglycerites. But before taking them through a new diet I took my cholesterol from near 300 to 176, my triglycerites from over 1000 to 300 and still working on that. My family has a history of heart and heart valvue problems. But as mentioned I had every test done and my heart is in good shape. I've changed my diet considerably, more fish, less fried or fast food. Lots of herbal teas, honey instead of sugar and cinamon. More fresh herbs, cholosterol lowering speads instead of butter. My levels were so elevated at the time of the test because I had taken the blood test at 4pm after eating 2 meals, one being a bagle with butter and then a plate of pasta salad later that day for lunch. Again for the most part, especially now ( i reccomend cinamon to help lower cholesterol, I'm living proof at how well it works ) At this point, unless I injured my left shoulder or back or arm I can't think of any other reason to have this pain.I have no muscle loss or loss of range of motion. No torn muscles or rotator cuff, I'd be aware of that pain if I had torn it. My chest muscle does not feel detatched from my chest. My bicep, tricep, forearm, back, lats and trap muscle are firmly attached and well formed. My worst problem is my right knee which will need replacement in a few years but that should have nothing to do with my left side, or shoulder. My internal organs from what I'm told are also in good working order. I've read over the 911 studies for first responders at ground zero and have found nothing that remotely comes close to what I'm describing. I am a Detective for the NYPD
Sorry I got cutt off in the middle of my long winded writing. I was assigned to the landfill in Staten Island to search for body parts and evidence. I spent upwards of 100 hours there and our safety equipment seemed to be in working order. Every one who I worked there with at the time has no symptoms that I've described. Some have other conditions consistant with 911 work but not my, my lungs are healthy. I just have no idea what else to do. Like I've stated it's hard to get a straight answer when a doctor thinks you may not be telling the truth. I only wish I were lying about this, it would make it much easier. Thanks for even taking the time to read this, I am aware that you aren't giving a disanosis, I'm not looking for one, I'm also not going back to more doctors like most on these forums reccomend. I'm looking for people with similar problems who may have answers my own doctors can't provide. Thanks again.
I have the same exact pain you are describing, but it is on my right side. I had my third child last November and starting in January this pain started up (we had just moved too from VA to PA ). Now, granted, I am a breastfeeding mom, and I did tear the muscle in the shoulder a number of years ago, but the pain is strange like you said. I have the pain in my tricept and it radiates to the nipple and down my elbow and into my hand and fingers...often times it is down into my hip and right leg
I had the same experience with the pain lifting over the summer when I was in Houston and Florida - I didn't have it at all, but a week after coming home from vacation I had it again.
I have noticed that it seems to be tied to some kind of ductal yeast infection. If I take probiotics, grapefruit seed extract, and eliminate all sugar from my diet it goes away. And if I expose my skin to sunlight in a day it goes down, although not away.
I hope this helps and I'll be interested in hearing what else you find out as this is really bothersome and the docs don't know what it is, as I too am in good health, good muscle tone, healthy blood work up, etc.
I'm sorry to hear about your pain, but in a way I'm also happy that I'm not totally insane. I have to try the no sugar diet for a few days. If that works I'll at least have a clue. Sadly the sunlight would be nice, but now it's getting very cold here in N Y so I doubt I'll be out and about catching a tan, but thank you for taking the time to read my post. I'll also look into the grape fruit seed extract and probotics. It just gets to the point where it exhausts me. The only good thing is I'm not losing weight that I'm not trying to, so I'd assume that it's not a form of any worse disease. And as tired as I am, if I ignore it, I can pretty much continue my regular routine. I'll keep you posted too and look into the ductal yeast infection. Although I have no clue what that may be or if men can get that. Over the years I've abused my body with lifting weights and working so it's possible I tore something in there. It seems that every other part of my body has had some sort of tear from the heavy lifting. Thanks again.
I have the same pain under my right arm radiated to my right nipple. Sometimes the pain radiates all the way back to my shoulder blade. It feels like the worst sun burn I've ever had. Recently a had brain surgery to remove a brain tumor. Doctors tell me I have nerve damage due to being placed on my right side for 5hours. Apparently the gel pack that they put under my arm shifted or I am having lasting effects from the Anesthesia. Doctors believe that eventually the pain will subside. If doctors are wrong I would assume that I have some nerve damage due to the acoustic neuroma that was removed from my head. When I went into surgery I had no pain except for my head, and when I came out I had this odd burning pain around my upper right quadrant accompanied by a small numb spot about 1 inch under my arm. I feel your pain. Hang in there. When you had knee surgery, did they have you on your left side?
Thanks for taking the time out ot read the post, everything seems to point to a muscle or nerve i THINK, but I've grown tired of doctors at this point. No, I was lying flat on my back but I've lifted weights my entire life and am quite large, especially my arms and shoulders and back so it's possible I tore something in there while lifting. However I do sleep with my left arm extended from my shoulder out, pointed and at times I'd wake up with some pain, but that was last year, I've tried to stop that type of sleep but I can't do it, i wake up that way at times and before this started I'd wake up with my arms asleep, pins and needles, my doc told me it was because the muscle in my arms and back were so big and possibly hitting my nerve, but i've lost some size since then.Does the pain ever radiate down your arm, make is somewhat numb? And I hope and pray that everything is good with you from your surgery. If i know its just a torn nerve i can deal with that.It's just pain, that i can live with. But it gets me somewhat nervous at times. Thanks again for reading and posting.
Oh, I'm so glad I found this post !! I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome last spring, and that can play havoc on all sorts of different systems in the body, including the digestive system.
I've experienced the pains you're all talking about, under both arms and spreading to either nipple.
But, I honestly had no idea that my diet could cause it, or effect it.
I'm going to try no-sugar and low-carb dietary regimens for a few days over the next few weeks and see what happens !
Thank you, all of you, very much !