I've had this strange pain right up under my sternum for a long time now. It comes and it goes, but when it comes its unbearable. It's as if someone has pushed their fingertips right at the joining of both rib cages and hooked up and under them. It's a feeling of incredible pressure and pain. I guess if you've ever slept on your stomach and your stomach starts to hurt the you'd multiply that by 15.
I've been sonogramed, endoscopied, poked, and prodded but no one has been able to tell me what is going on or explain why I'm having this terrible pain.
It can come about suddenly under any circumstance: with food, without food, heavy spices, bland meals, water, soda, during physical activity, during physical inactivity... It doesn't follow any real pattern or code. It just appears and causes great pain.
It started when I was in High School and went from a dull ache to an incredible stabbing pain. I went from moaning about it to screaming and writhing in pain. My poor parents could only look on in horror as I looked, I'm sure, like a possession case. Finally they scrounged up some Vicoden (Codeine) which did nothing at first. The pain started breaking up from a constant stabbing pain to phasing between incredible pain and excruciating pain. The waves of pain went from short and fast to far apart and slow. The lows and the highs both becoming lesser in magnitude. Finally after a couple hours it ceased and I was alright.
I've experimented with NuLev, Soma, and Zanaflex (all various muscle relaxers) and they seem to help a little, but I want to know what is causing this pain and why.
I just want an answer which no one can seem to give me...