Chest pain and all left side pain

Posted by jadillow @jadillow, Jan 31, 2019

Hello all. For months now I have had left side chest pains. Then sometimes goes to right. Left pains. Seems around left and right of nipple. Arm aches at times and jaw. All left side. I have had ecco, stress test, and ekgs. I also get lightheaded and it lasts for hours at a time. Also have developed Reflux. My GP guesses costochondritis but it can’t be. I also slouch In adesk job all day. Any idea guys? Desperate. I also have anxiety so that doesn’t help. I am a father and husband and I’m worrying to death that I can’t get answers.

@jadillow

I also found out my sister has been diagnosed with lupus two days ago. I’m unsure about this illness and if it’s hereditary

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@jadillow Lupus is not hereditary. There are several different types, and within those forms, several levels of intensity. It is an autoimmune disease. Before you rustle up an anxiety attack about that, promise yourself to 1., support your sister, and 2., listen when she tells you what kind of lupus and how involved it is. I say this because I was diagnosed in 1988, no one else in my family has it, and look! I am still going strong 30+ years later.
Ginger

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@gingerw

@jadillow Lupus is not hereditary. There are several different types, and within those forms, several levels of intensity. It is an autoimmune disease. Before you rustle up an anxiety attack about that, promise yourself to 1., support your sister, and 2., listen when she tells you what kind of lupus and how involved it is. I say this because I was diagnosed in 1988, no one else in my family has it, and look! I am still going strong 30+ years later.
Ginger

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For sure she has my support. I hate it for her 🙁

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@jadillow

You guys are the best. Very thankful. I am nervous , imagine that lol, of being hurt by doing chiro. Those guys cracking and all that makes me queasy

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@hollow it's the muscles you hear not the bone

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The pain is mostly around my left nipple. It isn’t severe but it’s annoying. When they took by blood last she said all was well. What would they have checked for if the heart was suspect?

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I have posted I’m a few groups hoping for some guidance. I have had left rib pain and really arm and shoulder pain for a few months. I have had many heart tests and spent a many days in Er due to my anxiety.

Main issues I have are almost daily I have left rib cage pain. Usually under my pectoral. I also have lightheadeness when this happens that last for s few hours.

It’s puzzling as well as frustrating because GP can’t give me any answers either. He says costochondritis but I’m not really buying it withnother symptoms. I sit in a Desk all day and am inactive so was wondering if my spine and posture may affect this. Or is it condritis? Need guidance from maybe people with experience

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@jadillow

I have posted I’m a few groups hoping for some guidance. I have had left rib pain and really arm and shoulder pain for a few months. I have had many heart tests and spent a many days in Er due to my anxiety.

Main issues I have are almost daily I have left rib cage pain. Usually under my pectoral. I also have lightheadeness when this happens that last for s few hours.

It’s puzzling as well as frustrating because GP can’t give me any answers either. He says costochondritis but I’m not really buying it withnother symptoms. I sit in a Desk all day and am inactive so was wondering if my spine and posture may affect this. Or is it condritis? Need guidance from maybe people with experience

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Hello @jadillow, you may notice I combined you new discussion with your old one on the same topic of chest pain. I did this so the members who have participated on this topic would see your messages and have a better chance of seeing your messages. I am tagging @bozoian and @beahind who have posted about costochondritis on Connect in the past. I also recommend reading some of @dawn_giacabazi's posts as well as she has frequently talked about her issues with costochondritis.

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @jadillow, you may notice I combined you new discussion with your old one on the same topic of chest pain. I did this so the members who have participated on this topic would see your messages and have a better chance of seeing your messages. I am tagging @bozoian and @beahind who have posted about costochondritis on Connect in the past. I also recommend reading some of @dawn_giacabazi's posts as well as she has frequently talked about her issues with costochondritis.

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Thank you

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @jadillow, you may notice I combined you new discussion with your old one on the same topic of chest pain. I did this so the members who have participated on this topic would see your messages and have a better chance of seeing your messages. I am tagging @bozoian and @beahind who have posted about costochondritis on Connect in the past. I also recommend reading some of @dawn_giacabazi's posts as well as she has frequently talked about her issues with costochondritis.

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@jadillow
I have read most of your other posts and have been pondering a response. Based solely on my experience and struggles with coscochondritis Mild may disappear after a few days. Chronic cases can last for weeks or more, but most cases don't last any longer than a year. Mine was caused by a paired over fracture through my Sternal manubrium joint. The pain was excruciating and every time it would take a breath the stabbing pain would pierce through me. Every breath would cause the chest wall to rise and fall and chip away bone and cartilage. I had swelling the size of a baseball over the site. Every time I would try to lay down the fracture would separate. This constant motion is what cause the costal chondral chondrites. One of my physicians at Mayo Clinic would do Fluoroscopy guided injections to the sterno manubrium joint to get me some relief. But let me say that was an extreme treatment only used at that time on the extreme case and was not done very often. The procedure comes with high risk. The pain treatment center where I live was the first ones to do it. But they hit the lining of my lung and because a very serious situation quickly!!
That’s when I was sent to Mayo Clinic for the first time. I had CT scans, Bone scans and MRI before the diagnosis was confirmed. That was over 15 years ago. After 3 years of failed treatments I ended up (3 surgeries later) they successfully removed my sternal manubrium joint and a moderate amount of my sternum & over 100 bone fragments out of my breasts. My 2, 3, 4, 5 ribs are not attached to anything in the front of my chest. Treatment options may be different now.
What kind of tests have you had done in regards to chest wall? MRI, Bone scan, CT?? If the Bone scan would show any activity in the isotopes it could confirm the diagnosis? But I am not sure about your other issues so they could be unrelated? I would consider Mayo Clinic for a second opinion.

Thanks
Dawn

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Thank you all for the feedback. I got to a new doctor tomorrow to hopefully start to mail this down. It normally only hurts below left breast or right above it, closer to armpit. Sometimes I have a flash feeling of a feeling that feels like someone is pulling me from the inside. Not chest but upper section period. I just want to get to the bottom of it so my wife and kids can also have peace of mind.

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I have just thought of something I meant to ask. I have had stomach pains for years and ibs related things. Could that be my stomach causing issues in my left ribs. Almost 2 inches below nipple?

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@jadillow

I have just thought of something I meant to ask. I have had stomach pains for years and ibs related things. Could that be my stomach causing issues in my left ribs. Almost 2 inches below nipple?

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@jadillow Make sure you let Dr know this and any other feelings your having

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@lioness

@jadillow Make sure you let Dr know this and any other feelings your having

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I will. I actually go to a new dr tomorrow so I will update as I hopefully get information.

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