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for the past 2 months or so i have pain like an aching pain in/under my ribs with intermittant satbbing pains on either side of my chest,can sometimes feel like burning been to the gp many times and they keep telling me its anxiety the thing is even when im relaxed and chilling out i still have these pains the gp see's anxiety on my notes and fobs me off what if it is something else? its not normal to have these pains is it ?
Have you thought of seeing an osteopath? I have problems with my upper back and often it radiates round and forwards causing pain on and under my ribs. It can be really painful. Sometimes I feel it restricts my breathing but a session with the osteo always straightens me out.
I think what disenchanted means that if you want answers you need to go to casualty even if you dont think it is bad enough to warrant it they will xray you if you say you are suffering from chest pains or you could just pay private and go to a specialist
candyfluff..read my thread about liver tests and right rib ache! I also have same symptoms. I also get ache in left boob and right shoulder. Never bad enough for A&E. But annoying and uncomfortable. I saw you had raised liver eynemzes(SP!) as well. Plus you thought you had reoccurring rib thingy..soz...can't spell. Thats what I thought my was at first I'm too chicken to go to doctors because the liver test freaked me out(read my thread as to why) Everone has told me gallstones..still scared to go. But your symptoms sound exactly the same as mine. I think because we are worried what it is the anxiety makes it alot worse. Me too...even when relaxing and feel totally chilled out get the aches. Admittly not stabbing pains as you describe, but sometimes bit more than uncomfortable. Due to anxiety last year and palpitations I had ECG and 24hr heart monitor on so know it's not that.Hardly ever get palps now. I did read gallstones can cause pain in right shoudlder and left breast...I thought only in an attack though..hence why I ruled out and have obessed it's all down to me drinking too much over a year ago!!! I am such a wimp!!!
Any other symptoms you'd like to share? Why did you have test in first place? Cos of rib pain?
thanks for all your replies hi worry wart looks like were in the same boat i had bloods done a while ago as i have ibs and it was very bad at one stage that they tested me for bowel conditions and did a liver test though what for i dont know the other bloods came back clear just that i had raised enzymes and gp wants to re test me in june
im not scared to go back to gp its just that i know and get the feeling they think im wasting their time,its all very awkward 'oh ere she comes again'look on their faces how old are you worry? im 29
been sore the last few days really aching pains around my ribs at the sides and in the middle ,been taking ibuprofen for it . went for my follow up blood test today for the liver enzymes check so will let you know what the results show up. have made an appointment for the gp to push for more tests or something i know its not anxiety ,its not normal to pains in your chest now is it ,even when im relaxed. if anyone else went in with chest pains they wopuld be taken seriously but not me im gonna be strong and push for more tests
I visited the gp recently for pain in my chest. I only asked him if it sounded like indigestion and he gave me a look like this .
He said "are you telling me you have had chest pain? Because if you are, then I legally have to send you for an ECG. I do think it's only indigestion, but because you said the words 'chest pain' you will have to have a test."
I said "yes" I have had pain in my chest, and was duly sent for an ECG with the nurse a few days later.
This was normal - it was indigestion.
So it would appear you should have had an ECG at the very least.
updating i have been to gp today and told her whats being going on -took dh with me she has given me n appointment tomorrow for a chest x ray will take 2 weeks for results to come back though waiting for my liver test results i could tell she wasnt concerned and she did say maybe its just 'one of those things'