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Severe Pain in left shoulder blade when breathing in

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 29, 2007
  • 00:37 PM

I am a 23 year old female who has been battling a pain in the left shoulder blade area for about a year and a half. Within the past month the pain has increased. The pain is especially bad when I breathe in and it feels as though it is cutting my breath short.

Right around the onset of the pain I had been using cocaine for about 6 months but haven't used it since.

Since the pain has increased of recent, my resting heart rate has gotton into the high 80's and 90's and I have also been experiencing a tight gassy feeling under the left rib cage which also seems to increase my heart rate when it flares up.

All of my dr's say I am normal, but I am miserable. I have been experiencing severe anxiety and panic attacks since this has gotton worse and have no clue where to turn. The chiropractor I see does not seem to be helping the shoulder pain and the cardiologist says everything to do with the heart seems normal. My regular MD is great but also seems stuck on what to do next.

At this point I just want to know if the shoulder pain was caused by my previous drug use and more then anything try and get some relief for a situation that is essentially runing my life.

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