Disney's Divinity wrote:
At least the shots are helping ease the pain in the meantime.
Good luck with your doctor.
Yeah....my doctor can't see past a 3 letter word that describes my appearance, (a lot of doctors have that issue) Fat. He came out with some crap my medicine is doing it, which makes no sense (the psych pill I'm on we have tried to take off....very grump I get...though a work through that might happen in January.(This doctor hasn't known me, and I feel he's a bit cynical.) I brought a reminder list of things to talk about and he said we'll only be looking at 3 of the 6 things on the list, to which my head lately with this has been like the emote
So I'm going to see a differ doctor. My fiancee sees this other doctor. However my mom contacted the Admin who we have talked to at Carle, since all this is rather....well unusual and all. Thankfully the admin is very kind and nice, and understands stuff. Like I feel like i'm going in Circles for 5 months. However, this morning....my mom found a syndrome or belly nerve type of problem (which usually doesn't work, and she knows it too, due to being a nurse for 20 years and now is retired with two 70 degree curves in her spine.) This time, though, this medical issue makes so much sense and describes everything to a T. It hurts to laugh, so my body won't let me unless it's so funny I can't help it, then Pain ensues on my upper left side of my belly. Also coughing hurts it was well. My fiancee has even said, i've lost my laugh, and i'm grumpy now more, and I hardly laugh.
Well There is something called Intercostal Neuralgia, which I'll post some the symptoms in some quotes, and that is what I have, there is no doubt in my mind
Intercostal neuralgia is a rare condition that causes pain along the intercostal nerves. Intercostal nerves are located between your ribs. Ribs are long, slender bones that curve around your chest to create your rib cage. The top 10 ribs on both sides of your body attach to your thoracic (midback) spine and breastbone (sternum). The bottom two ribs attach to your spine, but not to your breastbone. These ribs are sometimes called the “floating” ribs. The intercostal areas between the ribs contain muscles and nerves. These intercostal nerves can become damaged or inflamed due to a variety of diseases, disorders and conditions, resulting in intercostal neuralgia.
Now here's where it gets more specific and dead on to the cause or symptoms, given I've had some trigger point injections by another doctor, since the one I go to doesn't do that sorta thing, and he's a very good doctor for saying he's not good at that.
Intercostal neuralgia may produce sporadic episodes of acute pain or pain that is dull and constant. The pain is often described as stabbing, tearing, sharp, spasm-like, tender, aching or gnawing. It typically feels like the pain wraps around your upper chest in a band-like pattern. The pain may intensify during exertion or with sudden movements involving the upper chest, such as coughing or laughing.
Intercostal neuralgia is often associated with injury or inflammation of the nerves, muscles, cartilage and ligaments in the rib cage and middle spine area. Common causes of intercostal neuralgia include pregnancy, tumors, chest or rib injury, surgery to the chest or organs in the chest cavity, and shingles. Shingles can attack nerves in the chest and upper back.
Intercostal neuralgia may be preventable and is often treatable. Seek prompt and regular medical care to minimize the risk of developing shingles, one common cause of intercostal neuralgia, and to diagnose and treat other causes as soon as possible.
That's it to a T
In some cases, intercostal neuralgia can cause severe, debilitating pain that makes it difficult to move and breathe effectively. In addition, pain in the rib cage area may be caused by a condition other than intercostal neuralgia that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. A heart attack is an example. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have unexplained, severe pain in your rib cage, chest pain, a crushing feeling or pressure in your chest, severe shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or a change in consciousness.
I have been having a change in my mind lately, it's hard for me to find my words to speak, or if someone asks me a question, it takes a few minutes for me to think of it, process it, and respond with a studdering type of voice. to the point it sounds like I'm in the same speaking acting voice of Jeff Goldblum . .
Here's a link to more info about it. This in no doubt in my mind is the thing I have.
http://www.bettermedicine.com/article/i ... -neuralgia
http://www.bettermedicine.com/article/i ... a/symptoms