Hi all, My doctor has tried several tests so far and has come up with nothing except to tell me to take prilosec because it is probably reflux. What I feel just doesn't seem like it so I am asking your opinions and things I should ask to check for.
Almost daily I have pressure or pain in my sternum. I awake feeling fine and the pain comes and goes. I am a little tender to my touch there but really nowhere else is tender. I ate lunch yesterday and felt bloated and while driving back was feeling a little light headed and my breathing was a little off. I have had over the last few months at different times, pain between my shoulder blades and pain in a line even with my sternum but to the sides about where the bottom of my ribs are. Last week was right side, and today is left side. Both shoulders seemed to ache for a few days and my neck during that time too. I seem to fall asleep earlier and awake at my normal time but don't feel so awake. Last week I also felt like I had bile and such backing up my throat, no burning just felt like everything I had in my stomach was backing up, and I was burping a lot. I am taking nothing except I started multivitamins in case I am missing any. I have yet to start the prilosec but will. I could accept that all my worry the last few weeks about what the heck my pains are may be causing me to have lots of reflux because of the stress, but as far as it being the only thing wrong with me, I just don't feel that it is only that.
My doc has taken chest x-rays of my lungs, x-ray of my spine, CT of my chest and two days ago took blood (first time through all this) to check for gallbladder problems. All but the latter have come back with nothing abnormal found. So I am at a loss as to where else to ask him to check and what I could have. He gives me a look like I am nuts but this doesn't feel like just nothing. I am not a hypochondriac, I used to avoid the doctor, and now go every year to keep checked up etc, and am only going because I don't feel well and would rather be busy thinking of other things.
I can't think of anything else to put down. But ask if you need more info or think I should pay attention to something I may have missed.