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Random Shooting Pains

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  • Posted By: wanderer86lost
  • July 16, 2013
  • 08:31 PM

Okay, I'll give you a little back ground, and it's a little long, so please bear with me.

Thursday (a couple weeks ago), out of the blue, I got an extreme sharp pain in my upper abdomen (almost lower chest) directly in the center of my body, where my ribs meet. . I thought it was just part of the migraine I had since they started at the same time.
Friday morning it was still there, so I thought perhaps I had food poisoning.
Throughout the weekend the pain persisted and worsened, almost like a hunger pain, but too high up.
Monday I went to a clinic where they gave me a GI cocktail that immediately made it worse.
By Tuesday the pain moved into my lower chest.

It's made it hard to breath, I get light headed just holding a conversation, and the pain would flair up just walking around my house. I have no appetite, and have lost a lot of weight. Even though I try to eat, I only manage very small portions, and am now down to 100 Lbs

I've had two EKG's, an ultra sound, two X-rays, eight vials of blood drawn, and a CT scan, where everything came back normal.
The doctors' best guess is an ulcer, though they're not convinced, so they put me on some medication for it.

The chest pain has turned more into a constant pressure, but what concerns me is that during this I have had random shooting pains throughout my body.

There seems to be no rhyme or reason to their placement or timing. They may be within seconds or minutes of each other, or there may be hours between them. I've had them in my ankles, legs, arms, back, neck, chest, abdomen, everywhere. They seem to be increasing somewhat, and I can't find any leads as to what sort of condition would cause them.

Someone suggested something neurological, but if so, what could it be? If not, what else could it be?

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