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Muscle pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 19, 2007
  • 00:35 AM

I had 2 C-sections, a gull bladder removed, and an adrenaloctomy. I have been having severe(on the scale of 9) muscle pain that gets tight and burns. It starts just under a scar that is located under my breast bone. It radiates to my back. Lately I have been experiencing lower abdominal muscle pain and I tend to pull or strain the muscles down there often along with the muscle above my left breast.

I have seen a Neurologist, Rheumatologist, CardioThoracic Surgeon(for a hernia in my diaphragm) a G.I. Doc. and a general surgeon. No progress. They have done ct's, mri's, x-rays, physical therapy, etc.. It has gotten so bad that I can not walk long distances without an episode. Any stranious activity involving my abdominal muscles trigger a horrible episode.

I have come to believe that there may be something wrong with one of my past surgeries. May be the surgeon accidentaly tore or burned something. Now, the radiologist said if this was the case, it would not show up on film, that they would have to do exploritory surgery. I also have another hernia that is an umbilical hernia.

Why am I having all this muscle problem?
Are my muscle waistig away now that I can not excersie?
What can I do?
I dont want to be on pain meds for life, I am only 27 and have my whole life ahead of me. None of this ever happened before until I had the stupid surgeries in the past.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated

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