Pain in leg moved to abdomen to chest then weird episode with muscles

Posted by crackerjack @crackerjack, Jun 28 5:58pm

I recently had something weird occur, and when it was going on it scared the crap out of me. I'm not really sure in which group this really needs to be posted in so feel free to move it if it's in the wrong group or needs to be in several different groups, etc.?

Last week I was standing up and all the sudden had a very severe pain in one of my legs. The pain traveled up my leg to my abdomen which caused severe doubling over pain in my stomach The pain then proceeded from my abdomen into my chest resulting in chest pain.

Once the chest pain began it was like someone had taken a vacuum, and, literally, sucked out every drop of energy I had in every muscle in my body all at once. If I hadn't grabbed onto the nearby table I would have fallen because my legs had no strength in them to hold me up, at that time. Once the chest pain stopped I could feel all the energy returning to my muscles again.

From start to finish all this lasted a very short period of time-approximately 20-30 seconds. It was both very scary, and very bizaare.

Since that day, I've had several episodes of some pretty severe stomach pain that seems to band all the way around my stomach and back like a tight belt of pain. I've not had this pain before, but it is very similar to the doubling over type pain I had that day, but without any of the other symptoms that I experienced that 1st day.

When I reported all of this to my doctor he said he has no idea what caused it, but if it happens again he will order some testing to see if he can figure it out. His plan is to order a CT of the abdomen if the stomach issues continue).

My 1st guess on what might have happened was that perhaps I had originally thrown a small blood clot from my leg that traveled to, and passed through my heart?

My guess on the muscle issues is that when whatever it was was happening in my heart to cause the pain that perhaps all the blood had shunted away from my extremities and other less vital areas of my body in order to protect my heart at the time?

The only other strange issues I've had is that after getting my 2nd Moderna vaccine, which just could be a coincidence) but my labs have also gone somewhat haywire. I've had hypothyroidism for over 20 years, but now my labs are showing hyperthyroidism. I also am showing elevations in my platelets-(which also is why i suspected it could have been a possible clot), and elevations in both my white blood cells, and my monocytes.

Have any of you experienced anything like this? Do any of you have any thoughts on what this might be, or what could be causing it? Any input is appreciated. Thank you, and I'm sorry this ended up being so long.

I'm glad you followed up with your doctor. If it has occurred several times, I do believe it is time to see him and figure it out. We are not medical professionals on Connect, so don't have any insight on what is causing this troubling symptom.
How long ago was your Moderna vaccine?
Sue

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I'm glad you followed up with your doctor. If it has occurred several times, I do believe it is time to see him and figure it out. We are not medical professionals on Connect, so don't have any insight on what is causing this troubling symptom.
How long ago was your Moderna vaccine?
Sue

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The orgial episode with the pain in all the various areas only occurred once, and the abdominal pain is what has occurred several times. I just saw my doctor today and that's when he told me if it continued he'd do a CT on my abdomen to see if he could figure out what was going on.

I got my Moderna vaccines in March- my 2nd one was on March 31st. I've never had an issue with my labs except having hypothyroidism, but now several are messed up. My 1st labs showed hyperthyroidism, and elevated platelets. My 2nd set of labs 6 weeks later showed an even higher numbers on both the Hyperthyroidism and the Platelet elevation, along with the elvated WBC count, and elevated Monocytes.

I have to repeat the labs again on the 6th of July, so I'm really curious what that's going to show. I've been decreased from 75mcg of Synthroid that I was on for over 20 years for the hypothyroidism down to 50 mcg the 1st time the labs came back as Hyper, and then down to 25mcgs the 2nd time, so if my labs are still showing hyperthyroidism on July 6th I suspect I'll no longer be needing Synthroid after 20 years of being on it.

I know another girl who was in really good health prior to getting her vaccines (I personally have a lot of medical issues, and was really ill for several months with what I believe was Covid prior to them knowing what covid was, yet, so i can kind of understand it effecting my labs strangely, or it possibly even being just a weird coincidence), but she's now had to stop working, and had to be hospitialized several times already because her labs have been so erratic since she got her vaccines. When she's not in the hospital she's been having to go in and have frequent infusions of Platelets, Red Blood Cells, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, and Sodium because all of her levels of those are being depleted to dangerously low levels now. It's all just a really crazy and scary ordeal.

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