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glosdancer86
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   Posted 12/1/2010 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

I am new here and im after some advice, information on what the heck is going on with me. (Apologies for the long post).

At the end of October, beginning of November I began experiencing an odd pain in my right calf, pins and needles, tingling. After a week I had enough and went to my GP. She couldn't work out what it was and req. I had a blood test that very same day. I got a phone call later that day to ask me to come to the dr surgery right away. So I went and the Dr told me my D Dimer was high, which indicated to them a possible DVT. So I was given a jab of Fragmin @ the Drs surgery to see me through the night, until I went to the DVT ward the following day.

I went to the ward, where I had the usual checked, ie blood pressure, my leg and being asked questions about my general health, by which I felt fine. I was given an appointment for an ultrasound scan on my calf and another shot of Fragmin, again to see me through the night, should there be a clot. The following day I woke to feeling a slight chest pain, along with a headache. I didn't think much of it and carried on to get my ultrasound scan on my leg. The first scan was negative for DVT, however I had to return the following week for another scan as I believe they can sometimes move/hide. I mentioned @ this time about the chest pain and headache to the lady doing the scan and she ordered me to go back to the DVT and explain, which I did. Back on the DVT I explained my I was feeling slightly odd, with this random chest pain and headache. I was given an ECG, which was fine. The Dr listened to my chest, which he said ''Ooo it's abit grumbly''. So he said to me it's either of 3 things: muscular, which he didn't think it was, infection of the heart lining or a small clot. Of course, being told that I started to fret. So he told me to take Ibropfen, if the pain persists, go to my GP.

Later that evening, I began to notice the pain radiating down my left arm, piercing through to my back (which is still happening now) and I began to panic. I called my Dr surgery who immediately told me to ring for an ambulance. The ambulance crew arrived, asked me what im feeling, which left them puzzled. So I had my temperature taken and another ECG, which again was fine. However as they weren't sure what was wrong, they took me to A&E just to be on the safe side. In A&E, I had blood tests done, another ECG and a chest x ray, which was all fine. Again I was told take painkillers. If the pain persists, go to my GP.

After 1 week and the pain gradually getting worse, I had enough and went to my GP again. I explained all to her, by this time I was feeling nausea, the headaches @ times unbearable, my leg hurting on and off, pains in my left arm sometimes being soo painful, random muscle spasms/twitching of every part of my body, ie bottom, leg, tummy, you name it, it twitched/muscle spasmed. The Dr was left somewhat confused, so she checked my pulse which was fine, checked the leg which was suspected for DVT, she said that's nice and soft, same temperature at the left calf, and she physically couldn't find anything wrong. So she ordered me to have another ECG and blood tests. The ECG again was fine, however I still felt unwell, not myself. The blood test results came back a few after, with one result just slightly low and another result relating to my liver, giving an odd reading. So I have to have ANOTHER blood test next week. By this time the pain in my chest was still there, and now radiating to the right side, however not as bad.

One morning I coughed and produced phlegm which had a little red streak, which concerned my mum. That same day I went back to the GP and I saw another Dr. The Dr did the usual, and could see nothing physically wrong. She listened to my chest and said she too could hear the grumbling in my chest, but thinks its a viral infection. However because of the suspected DVT and not sure what is actually wrong, she wanted me admitted to hospital. However I had to go through A&E before being admitted. Again, I had the routine check, ie blood test, another chest x ray and that was all fine. The Dr in A&E said he thinks it's stress and Costochondritis, and to continue taking painkillers. So I went home that evening. 2days later the pain in my left side began to throb, by which time my mum had had enough and ordered me back to the Drs. The Dr I saw listened to my chest and could hear the grumbling, and agreed with the previous Dr that it's viral and prescribed me the strongest antibiotics in the bid to get rid of it once and for all. Almost one week later of taking the week course, it is STILL no better. So I am now going back to the Dr tomorrow (2/12/2010) as I and many others in my family have had enough of me in constant pain and the crying. :( (I feel soo debilitated as I can't work and im constantly in pain). This evening whilst minding me own business, I had this searing sharp shooting pain pass over my chest, right to left, which has left me in tears because it's painful and frightening.

I am a young 24 yr old female. I hardly drink (last time I drank was September), and the drink was alcohol free), I don't smoke and im physically fit. I exercise on a weekly basis, doing tap and ballet (had done for 20years), and I eat healthy (ie lots of fruit and veg). I and my mum are at our witts end with this, as it's getting on my nerves, im constantly in pain, I feel soo miserable and unhappy and I just want the pain to get better.

I apologise that this is a very long post, but this has been going on for long enough and I just want some answers or a possible idea of what it might be. My dad believes that it's gas - but surely if it was it would have settled in 4weeks? My mum believes it is the Costocondritis as the symptoms I am explaining to her is exactly what she had when she badly had the flu a few weeks ago. Although I have not had the flu, although a friend of mine had it, and she has no idea how. Throughout this whole ordeal, I have not had a high temperature. Everyone is just baffled and I don't know what to do. confused confused

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I forgot to mention sometimes the throbbing is in rhythm to my heart beat and then settles, sometimes the pain on my left and right sides are burning, the pain in my back is piercing, sharp and sometimes hurts my shoulders, and on Saturday morning I woke up with a racing heart beat, which my mum thinks was because I was anxious however it did settle later into the evening and returned to normal.

Post Edited (glosdancer86) : 12/1/2010 5:25:38 PM (GMT-7)


stkitt
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   Posted 12/2/2010 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning,
 
Couple of things come to mind after reading your post ~ have you ever seen a cardiologist ?  Another thought that comes to mind is a pulmonary embolism ~ ask for an MRI of your lungs. 
 
Yes anxiety can cause a lot of symptoms but coughing up red tinged phelgm and rattling sounds in the lung are not a normal symptom of Anxiety to the best of my knowledge. 
 
Keep looking for the reason for these issues if you don't get any better.
 
I wish you the best,
 
Kindly,
Kitt
 
P.S.  I am not a Doctor . 
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glosdancer86
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Date Joined Dec 2010
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   Posted 12/2/2010 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
stkitt said...
Good Morning,


Couple of things come to mind after reading your post ~ have you ever seen a cardiologist ? Another thought that comes to mind is a pulmonary embolism ~ ask for an MRI of your lungs.



Yes anxiety can cause a lot of symptoms but coughing up red tinged phelgm and rattling sounds in the lung are not a normal symptom of Anxiety to the best of my knowledge.



Keep looking for the reason for these issues if you don't get any better.



I wish you the best,



Kindly,

Kitt



P.S. I am not a Doctor .


Hi thanks for your reply.

Well I have had 2 chest x rays, which according to the Drs in A&E and my Drs @ my surgery are clear. My heart rate and Oxygen levels have been fine. Blood tests taken after I had the positive D Dimer on the first test at my Dr surgery (1st and 2nd trips to A&E as they usually test that) has been fine. My mum, who is a Midwife, and other medical professionals have said I'd be feeling a lot worse if I had a PE on my lungs. I really don't know what else to think anymore :(. I have never been referred to a Cardiologist or any other medical professionals.

I went back to the Dr this evening as I was told IF the antibiotics don't work, come back. The Dr has prescribed me ANOTHER course of antibiotics, as apparently the chest is NOW clear (not rattling anymore), but because I am still coughing up phlegm which is still yucky (greeny/yellow), I have been given another week. If I feel no better, I am to come back. But tbh I have had enough. My parents have said if there is no improvement in a week, we're going private! Yes it'll cost a lot, but at least we might be able to get somewhere because I just feel because I am ''young'', I am being given the run around. :(

Being constantly in pain is seriously starting to have a mental knock on effect and it's doing my head in :(.

Post Edited (glosdancer86) : 12/2/2010 6:30:41 PM (GMT-7)


stkitt
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   Posted 12/3/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning,
 
I do hope the second trial of antibiotics is the miracle cure for you.  I agree, if the pain continues that further investigation of possible  causes would be the way to go.
 
It is good to know that your parents support you and advocate for you.  Do keep us posted as we are here to offer you support and friendship.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
~~Kitt~~
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Post Edited (stkitt) : 12/3/2010 5:35:20 PM (GMT-7)


glosdancer86
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Date Joined Dec 2010
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   Posted 12/3/2010 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
stkitt said...
Good Morning,


I do hope the second trail of antibiotics is the miracle cure for you. I agree, if the pain continues that further investigation of possible causes would be the way to go.



It is good to know that your parents support you and advocate for you. Do keep us posted as we are here to offer you support and friendship.



Kindly,

Kitt


Hi,

Yes I too hope the 2nd dose of antibiotics works, and the pain subsidises abit. If not, we're back to sq.1 cry

I will keep you posted on how I am getting on.

Glosdancer86
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