Hi P-Fit, nice to meet you!
I began having the most intense, severe chest pain in 2001, episodes that would last hours. As i have had Panic Disorder since 14, i knew it wasnt linked, but was really thrown and confused by it- ive had multiple surgeries for multiple reasons but i had never experienced pain like this.
Eventually, a year later, the chest pain was so bad that i was taken from my college dorm by ambulance to a nearby ER where after a big dose of morphine, they kept scratching their heads. I ended up seeing my hometown GP who immediately recognised my pain not as heart problems, but as gallstones. after tests and scans, i didnt just have gall stones, my actual gall bladder had rotted. no doctor had considered gallstones as they considered me "too young". i was 21. had the surgery at 22. what a relief.
now, i have stones in my bile duct, and that creates a similar pain in the chest- sometimes it feels like it will never end.
Sympathy, peace & blessings,
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Migraines, GERD, Anaemia, Sinusitis, Chronically perforated eardrums, Pinched Nerves, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Trichotilomania, Glandular Fever, Bursitis, Encapsulitis, Seasonal Mood Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Nexium. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie. XX.