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Right hemispheric pain


Posted by MrCondundrum

Since October I have been having unusual pains.  They started in the right foot, wrist, buttock, groin, neck and back/chest (between the shoulder blades radiating through the sternum).  I also have had serious skin hypersensitivity.  The character defied any description I am familiar with and this made it so much more frustrating.  It was like combined intense aching, burning and sharp pain.  Regarding the chest pain, cardiac etiology was thoroughly ruled out as was GI.  

These pains progressed and by late January effected my entire right side from the top of my pelvis to my toes, throughout the right posterior shoulder to my finger tips and my right neck.  The pain got so intense that I repeatedly got sick to my stomach from it and couldn't sleep much because of it.  I also developed a significant limp.  The doctor I had begrudgingly ordered a CBC with differential and metabolic panel plus sedimentation rate and rheumatoid factor; the only irregularities were a BUN of 21 and a slightly elevated blood sugar.  After that the doctor labeled me as being either a drug seeker or a hypochondriac; I want no drugs, am forty and haver never been a hypochondriac ever and was so intensely insulted by all of this that it made me distrust her or anybody else who might not believe me.  

Since then, I lost my job and thus my insurance and anything further at this point will have to be paid for in cash, as if.  I have a medical education although I am no longer practicing and I am bewildered by all of this.  My only significant medical history is a bad accident ten years ago which caused a concussion, herniated disks at C4-5 and L2-3 with progressive spinal stenosis in my neck.  I take Relafen alone for pain.  It has been more than five years since my last MRI's.  If I had a clue what might be going on I would go to the appropriate physician but I don't and am terrified of being further disbelieved and labelled something contemptible.  What might it be?  I am frustrated beyond words!  I would greatly appreciate any feedback or help anyone in the know might offer.  Thanks.

 
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