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  • My Story

    Cyberchondriac Warning

    December 2012. Lost 6 kg.

    Jan 2013. Began noticing mysterious, moderately severe pains in front of heart area in one spot. Feels like muscles in front of heart cramping. First thought was precordial catch syndrome. Sudden onset, each lasting about a second, then disappearing as mysteriously as it came. Most common while inactive (e.g. standing, sitting, or lying down). Does not limit daily activities.

    Apr 2013. Pain spreads to other parts of torso but stays confined to left side of body. Precordial catch syndrome ruled out. Most common locations are heart area and the area between lower back ribs and left kidney. Pain in the latter does not feel like muscles cramping; I don't know how to describe it.

    June 2013. First time pain was felt in right side of body.

    July 2013. Neurologist consulted. She believes the pain is stress-related.

    Aug 2013. Friend who is a medical student consulted. He also believes the pain is stress-related.

    September 2013. Pain disappears completely.

    November 2013. Gained 5 kg. Pains return, on both sides of body. Also beginning to have mild lower and middle back pain.

    Dec 2013. Moderately severe lower back pain on both sides while lying down for days. Ibuprofen and aspirin taken. Severe heart palpitations, fast heart rate, and tingling in chest one night.

    Patterns
    More frequent after gaining or losing a significant amount of weight.
    Moderate drinking and exercise reduce the severity, but not the frequency.
    Ibuprofen and aspirin reduce target pain, but cause discomfort (from side effects?) elsewhere.

    Other Possibly Related Symptoms
    Lump in neck. This happened in 2008. GP believed it was a thyroid problem and sent me to a specialist. Specialist did not find anything and sent me to do a CAT scan, which also yielded no findings. He then wanted to send me to another specialist in Pennsylvania but it was to far from where I live so I never went. The lump completely disappeared a couple of months later.
    Low body weight. Current BMI is 14.9. During the past year, the low was 13.3 and the high was 15.4 (immediately after Thanksgiving dinner). Moderate drinking increases weight temporarily. Currently have no plans of gaining or losing.
    1. Eric "Herbie" Watson
      Eric "Herbie" Watson
      Wow Redditor, I love your detail. It should be a win win situation for you but as you know it takes patience , belief and work. Looks like your ready for sure. Welcome aboard Redditor my name is Eric, Im going to do all I can to help you get back to being pain free.
      Bless You
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  • My Story

    Cyberchondriac Warning

    December 2012. Lost 6 kg.

    Jan 2013. Began noticing mysterious, moderately severe pains in front of heart area in one spot. Feels like muscles in front of heart cramping. First thought was precordial catch syndrome. Sudden onset, each lasting about a second, then disappearing as mysteriously as it came. Most common while inactive (e.g. standing, sitting, or lying down). Does not limit daily activities.

    Apr 2013. Pain spreads to other parts of torso but stays confined to left side of body. Precordial catch syndrome ruled out. Most common locations are heart area and the area between lower back ribs and left kidney. Pain in the latter does not feel like muscles cramping; I don't know how to describe it.

    June 2013. First time pain was felt in right side of body.

    July 2013. Neurologist consulted. She believes the pain is stress-related.

    Aug 2013. Friend who is a medical student consulted. He also believes the pain is stress-related.

    September 2013. Pain disappears completely.

    November 2013. Gained 5 kg. Pains return, on both sides of body. Also beginning to have mild lower and middle back pain.

    Dec 2013. Moderately severe lower back pain on both sides while lying down for days. Ibuprofen and aspirin taken. Severe heart palpitations, fast heart rate, and tingling in chest one night.

    Patterns
    More frequent after gaining or losing a significant amount of weight.
    Moderate drinking and exercise reduce the severity, but not the frequency.
    Ibuprofen and aspirin reduce target pain, but cause discomfort (from side effects?) elsewhere.

    Other Possibly Related Symptoms
    Lump in neck. This happened in 2008. GP believed it was a thyroid problem and sent me to a specialist. Specialist did not find anything and sent me to do a CAT scan, which also yielded no findings. He then wanted to send me to another specialist in Pennsylvania but it was to far from where I live so I never went. The lump completely disappeared a couple of months later.
    Low body weight. Current BMI is 14.9. During the past year, the low was 13.3 and the high was 15.4 (immediately after Thanksgiving dinner). Moderate drinking increases weight temporarily. Currently have no plans of gaining or losing.