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Crises like pain on my Chest that has radiated to the Elbow

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  • Posted By: Damianino
  • September 30, 2012
  • 04:38 PM

In 1997 while in my final year in the University I when I was under intense study for my finals, I sletp and woke up with a pain in my chest. The pain was like a dislocation. However it was diffuclt to pinpoint the exact source. The best way I could describe it was that it was painfull to look to the left. If someone called me to my left and I tried to turn that way, there was a kind of restraint that would not let me turn ny neck to the left to see what was on my left. Linke a hinge on my chest that stopped midway and to turn to turn to the left would mean forcing it which was painfull. The only way that I could trun fully with moderate pain was if I turned my whole body to the left. I was treated for high blood pressure and ibuprofen was administered for some weeks. It cleared up for a while. Then it happened again. Sometimes if I slept on a bad bed, it reoccured again. This continued for several years-up to 10 yars on and off. Of recent, the diffuculty in turning to the left would be on the neck and at other times on the chest. There were also a few cases of the pain or strain being triggered of when I stretched! Sometimes it alternated from not letting me turn easily to the left to a nagging pain whenever I bend my neck down to look at my feet and such associated motions. A doctor placed me on Orphenadrine Citrate but it has not heped much. Worse still, the pain has spread to my elbow despite the fact that I have not hit it anywhere. That it was the left elbow that was hurting continously is a likely and indicator that it could be radiating from the strain on the left side of my neck and or chest. Now sleep and basic functions are becoming harder by the day. When I get to get some sleep, I have to prop the elbow with a small pillow and fold the fore arm back to touch my shoulder with my finger tips. when I sleep off and slip from that position, I wake up from the pain. This has become quite traumatic. I am becoming really concered as I do not want this to threaten my job performance as I have a growing family dependent on me. Please tell me there is a ray of light somewhere in this tunnel of uncertainty. Desperate Damian

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