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increasing frequency of pain

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  • Posted By: teacheng1
  • March 7, 2010
  • 03:41 AM

I don't know what to do. Quick history: past 20 years recurring bronchitis requiring two hospitilizations, past 25 years intermittent lumbar disk problems (every couple of years lands me in bed for a week at a time), 12 years ago lithotrypsy for kidney stones, 12 years ago thyroidectomy for mass on thyroid (benign), 5 years ago lumpectomy/36 rads for breast cancer, 5 years ago parotidectomy for benign parotid gland tumor, 3 years ago hysterectomy for fibroid tumors, 2 years ago gallbladder removal, hiatal hernia/acid reflux past 10 years. Now here is the problem: excessive cramps/pain in left rib cage area to the point that I feel like I'm dying (not being melodramatic). The pains began initially after radiation treatments then subsided somewhat but in recent months have hurt worse than ever. I also am experiencing cramps in my back, jaw, legs, toes, hands, pinky finger, abdomen, & neck under my chin. I have stopped drinking tea & carbonated beverages & drink water, soy milk, gatorade, & occasionally juices. I eat plenty of veggies/fruits & am following weight watchers to lose weight. Pain from cramps occur regardless of posture, time of day, etc. I am sick of hurting!! Had cat scan that revealed nothing. Where do I go from here? Thanks to anybody who can give me any direction from this point.

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  • Did you have any tests for genetic diseases? Your spasm may be the lack of calcium or other minerals ... magnesium?...Sorry for my English..
    PavelCZ 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • Did you have any tests for genetic diseases? Your spasm may be the lack of calcium or other minerals ... magnesium?...Sorry for my English.. I haven't had any tests for genetic diseases. Do you have any specific tests in mind? I have had many, many blood tests run, and they all come back normal. This is getting quite frustrating. Thanks for the response.
    teacheng1 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am not a doctor but medicine is very interesting for me and I want help people:)....Can you tell me how old are you? And what illness were in your family?
    PavelCZ 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am not a doctor but medicine is very interesting for me and I want help people:)....Can you tell me how old are you? And what illness were in your family? I am 50 years old. No unusual illnesses are a part of my family. I seem to be the one who is the odd duck here! My granddaughter was born 5 months ago with an extremely rare hereditary condition, Alagille syndrome, for which she will require a heart/double lung/liver transplant to survive; however, we think this gene came from her mother. Last week genetic tests were done on both my son and his wife. It will be about a month before those results come in.
    teacheng1 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm sorry your granddaughter .I wish you good luck in the future.
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  • I'm sorry your granddaughter .I wish you good luck in the future. Thank you. She is God's beautiful gift to us for ever how long he chooses to bless us with her.
    teacheng1 3 Replies Flag this Response
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