I am a 39 year old single mother of two wonderful boys. I have been in pain for 5 years now. I have electrical shocks running through my neck, chest, hands and arms constantly. My chest pain is horrible and I feel like I am going to have a heart attack everyda. My neck is stiff everday, my shoulder continually pops, along with my neck. When this pain first started I went to the ER numerous times. I was told my heart was fine and my blood work came back good. I was first told it was pleurisy then I was told it was a pinched nerve in my neck, then it was costochondritis and each time I was told that it was stress. Now it is five years later and my neck gets worse each day. Most of the pain is on my left side but it is now traveling to my right side. I have tried motrin. advil, naproxen, aleve, heat, cold and I can not get any relief. I am scared to be by myself all the time for fear I am dying. My father died of a heart attack at the age of 50 and on November 21, 2008 my wonderful boyfried died of a heart attack at the age of 39. I can not get out of this pain and if it was not for the love of my children I am not sure I would be able to go on. I work full-time still to support my children, but I have a hard time concentrating on anything else besides this pain. I do smoke and have never been a big drinker, but I find myself drinking a lot more these days to numb all of the pain I am in. I exercise daily and am not overweight. I was wondering if anyone else out there feels this way. Some people have told me that they believe it is Fibromylagia, others have suggested Lyme Disease. I am at my wits end and at this time I do not have any health insurance so I am unable to go to the doctor. I have looked up both of those chronic diseases but most of them have to do with being very fatigued, I do not feel that. although by the end of the day I feel tired from fighting the pain all day.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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