Beginning in January of this year I was woken up by the most excruciating pain in my right shoulder that was nearly unbearable. It lasted for about 1 hour and then suddenly went away without taking any medication because my wife and I were on vacation and I didn't have anything handy at the moment. I felt normal right after the pain, like nothing had happened.
About 2 weeks later, back home, the pain began again. It was even worse than the first time and I went to the Emergency Room immediately since I live so close and the pain had this grown man about to break out in tears. The ER doctor took me back and had me sit in pain for about 1 hour before seeing me so the pain went away and I felt just fine. I convinced him to X-Ray my shoulder and he said it was negative. He prescribed Motrin and Percocet for the pain.
It happened again in April and now this morning it flared up again. I don't understand how something that painful can just show up every couple months and then just go away after an hour or two and feel fine again. Also, I don't sleep on my shoulder at all. I have to sleep on my back due to my use of a CPAP machine. The pain always begins between 3-5am. I've had mild shoulder pain in my left shoulder before due to a torn tendon playing beach volleyball. The pain in my right shoulder puts my previous pain to shame. The best way to describe it is being stabbed in the outside portion of my shoulder with a knife that has been sitting in a bed of hot coals. I've been told everything from a pinched nerve to tendonitis. If anybody credible has any clues, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!
Thanks for your time,