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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 28, 2009
  • 08:43 PM

Hello I am a 23 year old male, in general good health and generally physically fit, but do not exercise regularly.

First of all I have had the following tests recently to try to diagnose the symptoms I will describe and how they turned out:

Ekg: Good

Nerve Conductivity Test (For left arm and left shoulder): Good

Complete Bloodwork w/ fasting sugar test: Good

CT scan: Good

Also have been prescribed nexium and reglan for acid reflux/ IBS type symptoms.

*SORRY if this seems disjointed, but I will fill out things as they come to mind.

Here is what has been happening. It all started around new years(2009). I awoke one night and had terrible throbbing pain under my left arm, in the shoulder area specifically IN the arm pit. This escalated and I started having back and shoulder pain with it. The doctor diagnosed this as Acid reflux/Ibs. Well even after the nexium the pain in my LEFT ribs/back/left arm/wrist has remained constant. Recently I stopped taking my medication (nexium) and at first felt fine, but now there is severe pain in my left hip and a lessor pain in my lower back. There is a general redness associated with the areas in pain. When my arm hurts specifically there is great redness in the elbow and I have even seen blood right under the skin. My left lower abdomen also has a burning sensation most of the time. There has been blood in the stool as well as on the paper after wiping, but I suspect hemorrhoids. I have LEFT knee and ankle pain as well as my lower left leg having a burning sensation. Throughout a lot of this time the right side of my neck has been stiff/sore. When the pain comes I feel like I am having a panic attack sometimes, or vice versa, but that usually only occurs in the areas of my left chest/back/side.

In summation:

Initial pain areas/burning: Left arm, Left front chest (clavicle are), left ribs (two or three specifically lower on the rib cage), back (around shoulder blade specifically)

Newer pain: Left Leg stuff (I.e. Hip, ankle, shin area), lower back.

It should also be noted that stomach problems have plagued me for years and that I have been in some minor car wrecks so may have suffered whiplash and this could be irritated nerves.

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