I am a 34 year old mother of two teenagers. My health issues began 12 years when I was 34. It began as a deep ache in my left armpit. It spread down my left arm and down my entire left side. My arm and leg was weak and trembled easily. My GP did an EKG since this was on my left side and it was normal. He also did blood test for MS, infection and Lupus, all normal. He sent me to an Internal Medicine specialist and he was also puzzled. Since this was on my left side he sent me to have a stomach Xray and a gall bladder test.(apparently the pain can be referred from one side to the other). All came back normal. After several months the pain subsided but I was left with extreme tenderness in areas on my left side. My daughter was young at the time and she couldn't even sit on my lap without causing me pain. I also was left with the feeling that I had a rock underneath my left ribs upon lying down. I had to get a memory foam mattress just to rest. I saw a surgeon for this and he just said I didn't have anything "vital" on the left side. Since then I have had bronchietus, recurring stomach viruses, what I thought was recurring UTIs but tested negative, recurring sensitivity on left side. Most recent symptoms of past few months are recurring upper respiratory congestion, coughing up plegm, entire skull, facial bones and inner ear painful, muscles tender and knotty, joints achy, especially knees and shoulders, fingers achy, ankles swell if sit too long or on feet too long, feel like am not in reality. Please help. I would like to be around for grandchildren some day.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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