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  • Posted By: Blackhawkcrewdog
  • December 12, 2009
  • 04:27 PM

Hi, I have posted here before.

I have ongoing issues that have been occuring for the last 9 months.

For the last 9 months i have had intermittent pains in my chest, arms, back, shoulders, neck, abdomen, legs, fingers, hands, wrists, jaws and headaches. Most of the pains mentioned are concentrated to small areas maybe the size of a finger tip or so. And most of the time are when i am relaxed. I am an avid hunter and do alot of physical activity in cold weather.

I have had a very thorough work up for all of this. CT angiogram, echo's, dozens of ekg's, treadmill test, corotid doppler study, Calcium Screening, MRI of cervical spine, ct of abdomen, EGD of esophogus and stomach, all kinds of blood drawn, tested for arthritis, lupus, and all of the other common ailments i guess. I have seen 2 different cardiologists, 3 internal med docs, 5 general docs, 1 chiropractor, 1 physical therapist, 5 different ER trips for a total of probably 50-60 doctor visits.

The cardiologists say my test were good. Along with my cholestorol levels too. Calcium score was 0, ct of abdomen found diverticulosis (i think thats the one anyways), minor erosion of esophogus, lots of bulging disks in neck, one small lesion at c5 level in neck, CT angiogram found normal levels of buildup for a 32 year old male, ekg's all normal, echo's normal, doppler study normal, all bloodwork normal.

My docs have said its anxiety and muscle/skeletal issues. I can reproduce most of the pains while extending my arms over my head, shrugging my shoulders and pressing on my chest or gripping something with my hands. So im guessing its just muscle or skeletal. I still have some minor panic attacks when i get pains sometimes.

If you have any ideas please post them.
Thanks
Mike

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  • Hi, I have posted here before. I have ongoing issues that have been occuring for the last 9 months. For the last 9 months i have had intermittent pains in my chest, arms, back, shoulders, neck, abdomen, legs, fingers, hands, wrists, jaws and headaches. Most of the pains mentioned are concentrated to small areas maybe the size of a finger tip or so. And most of the time are when i am relaxed. I am an avid hunter and do alot of physical activity in cold weather. I have had a very thorough work up for all of this. CT angiogram, echo's, dozens of ekg's, treadmill test, corotid doppler study, Calcium Screening, MRI of cervical spine, ct of abdomen, EGD of esophogus and stomach, all kinds of blood drawn, tested for arthritis, lupus, and all of the other common ailments i guess. I have seen 2 different cardiologists, 3 internal med docs, 5 general docs, 1 chiropractor, 1 physical therapist, 5 different ER trips for a total of probably 50-60 doctor visits. The cardiologists say my test were good. Along with my cholestorol levels too. Calcium score was 0, ct of abdomen found diverticulosis (i think thats the one anyways), minor erosion of esophogus, lots of bulging disks in neck, one small lesion at c5 level in neck, CT angiogram found normal levels of buildup for a 32 year old male, ekg's all normal, echo's normal, doppler study normal, all bloodwork normal. My docs have said its anxiety and muscle/skeletal issues. I can reproduce most of the pains while extending my arms over my head, shrugging my shoulders and pressing on my chest or gripping something with my hands. So im guessing its just muscle or skeletal. I still have some minor panic attacks when i get pains sometimes. If you have any ideas please post them.ThanksMikeHiHave you been checked for hyperparathyroidism as this can give nonspecific and varied symptoms like aches and pains,depression,weakness and fatigueAlso what lab tests were abnormal or were towards the ends of the reference ranges but still within range?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 12, 2009
    • 08:38 PM
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  • Hi Have you been checked for hyperparathyroidism as this can give nonspecific and varied symptoms like aches and pains,depression,weakness and fatigue Also what lab tests were abnormal or were towards the ends of the reference ranges but still within range? All tests were normal. I didnt see any that were near the border. And how is hyperthyroidism tested for? I think i have had that done also but not 100% sure. ThanksMike
    Blackhawkcrewdog 54 Replies
    • December 13, 2009
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  • All tests were normal. I didnt see any that were near the border. And how is hyperthyroidism tested for? I think i have had that done also but not 100% sure. ThanksMikeThat doesn't sound like hyperthyroid, but it's definitely off (no offense my friend). You should try explaining to us the pain more, the feeling, more onsets, what calms it, etc. I always say to my patients, if you can't tell me exactly what's been going on (like a story) then I will never see the full picture!Diverticulosis for a 32 year old male is not good! You should spend some time on credible websites looking up how to manage this, so that down the road you don't find yourself in too much trouble!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 13, 2009
    • 07:29 PM
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  • That doesn't sound like hyperthyroid, but it's definitely off (no offense my friend). You should try explaining to us the pain more, the feeling, more onsets, what calms it, etc. I always say to my patients, if you can't tell me exactly what's been going on (like a story) then I will never see the full picture! Diverticulosis for a 32 year old male is not good! You should spend some time on credible websites looking up how to manage this, so that down the road you don't find yourself in too much trouble! There is nothing that really makes it worse other than stretching my arms over my head, shrugging my shoulders, looking up, pressing on my chest lightly, making a fist, clenching my teeth and more often than not just sitting here doing nothing at all. The pains in my chest are usually very sharp, and very short lasting. Pains in my hands and fingers are usually sharp as well. Sometimes the pains are shooting type pains as well with my hands, fingers and arms and sometimes in my neck and legs too. But once again the pains are short lived, like a jolt. Lasting around a couple of seconds. My shoulders, shoulder blades, neck and arms hurt real bad if i take a very deep breath. It feels like a muscle type pain. The pains affect both sides of body equally but not always at the exact same time. Forgot to mention that ive had ultrasound of liver, kidneys, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen. My GI doc said i have a very mild form of diverticulosis (the one with no infection which ever that one is). He said lots of fiber, i use benifiber twice daily. And eats lots of fruit and veggies as well. If you can look at any of my previous posts you might get a better story. This has seemed like it has lasted forever and i may have forgotten a thing or two. The anxiety that ive had with this is very rough and that has been a serious issue in the first 6 months of this. Thanks alot!Mike
    Blackhawkcrewdog 54 Replies
    • December 14, 2009
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  • There is nothing that really makes it worse other than stretching my arms over my head, shrugging my shoulders, looking up, pressing on my chest lightly, making a fist, clenching my teeth and more often than not just sitting here doing nothing at all. The pains in my chest are usually very sharp, and very short lasting. Pains in my hands and fingers are usually sharp as well. Sometimes the pains are shooting type pains as well with my hands, fingers and arms and sometimes in my neck and legs too. But once again the pains are short lived, like a jolt. Lasting around a couple of seconds. My shoulders, shoulder blades, neck and arms hurt real bad if i take a very deep breath. It feels like a muscle type pain. The pains affect both sides of body equally but not always at the exact same time. Forgot to mention that ive had ultrasound of liver, kidneys, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen. My GI doc said i have a very mild form of diverticulosis (the one with no infection which ever that one is). He said lots of fiber, i use benifiber twice daily. And eats lots of fruit and veggies as well. If you can look at any of my previous posts you might get a better story. This has seemed like it has lasted forever and i may have forgotten a thing or two. The anxiety that ive had with this is very rough and that has been a serious issue in the first 6 months of this. Thanks alot!Mike One more thing the pains seem to throb for a couple of mins too.
    Blackhawkcrewdog 54 Replies
    • December 14, 2009
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  • That doesn't sound like hyperthyroid, but it's definitely off (no offense my friend). You should try explaining to us the pain more, the feeling, more onsets, what calms it, etc. I always say to my patients, if you can't tell me exactly what's been going on (like a story) then I will never see the full picture!Diverticulosis for a 32 year old male is not good! You should spend some time on credible websites looking up how to manage this, so that down the road you don't find yourself in too much trouble!Hi,HyperPARAthyroidism not Hyperthyroidism.These are two different disorders.Hyperparathyroidism can give vague symptoms like pains,fatigue,depression etc.Its tested by PTH(Parathyroid hormone) levels and calcium.Vitamin D,magnesium and phosphate tests are sometimes done too.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 14, 2009
    • 08:35 PM
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