miche Posted January 11, 2005 Share Posted January 11, 2005 Hi everyone, I found this site a few weeks ago and there are so many inspiring stories. I feel like there are so many caring people here, it overjoys my heart. I am posting because I am looking for answers. I have been having persistent pain for the past 6-7 months. My pain is in my upper right back and occurs when I breath (mostly deep breathing). It radiates to my shoulder blade. I went to the doctor several months ago and he diagnosed me with pleurisy. Well, I was given indocin and after weeks on that medicine, I still have the pain. The pain is definitely worse since all this begun. The worst (awful) is when I lay down (90% of the time I have pain) and less when I am up walking. The only two things that help is massage and hot water baths (heating pads do not). Now, I have begun feeling like I can feel every beat of my heart. (that probably is stress). The one thing that keeps me going is my Faith in God that I will get an answer to all this. Hx: I am 35 yr old non-smoker, have worked in a chemical factory, no family hx of cancer. I did see a pulmonolgist. I wonder about some of the specialists. He has been no help. He did say pleurisy does not last this long. I had two chest x-rays (negative), and a chest CT (3+months ago) also negative. I am scheduled to get a second opinion. I am sorry I have dragged this out, but I am searching for answers. Can this be cancer that just hasn't shown it's face yet. I would love to hear any stories, experiences or advice anyone may have. Are there any tests that can be done to help lead to a diagnosis. Thank you so much for your help and May God Bless Each of You. Miche**** Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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