I registered to this forum because I have nowhere else to ask. I've seen doctors and they don't know what is going on and I've tried researching it myself and havn't found anything.
I started losing weight last year, I admit that I probably lost it much faster then is healthy. Since around the fall of last year I have had a couple of episodes of really intense pain (on a scale of 1-10 I'd put it at a 8-9 the kind of pain that you'd rather just die) and would last a couple of hours each time. Since these episodes occurred late at night and I didn't want to wake up my parents to go to the hospital at first I didn't say anything. Now that I've been maintaining my weight for awhile these episodes actually seem MORE frequent (and they aren't just in the evening and very late at night) but they last far less time (maybe... 30 minutes to an hour?) and aren't nearly as painful (maybe a 3 or 4?)
The pain itself is muscle pain. It feels as if every muscle in my upper body from my shoulder blades, the muscles under my breasts, my abdominal muscles, the muscles in both my upper AND lower back are all cramping up at once. At one time it had gotten to the point where it was difficult to move around and getting hard to breathe because all of the muscles were so tight. While the pain itself has a gradual onset of the muscles tightening: often when it ends it's just a release of the tension all at once with the pain just melting away with the relief.
Nobody knows what it is.
Other then these episodes I'm a perfectly healthy young woman. My neurological functioning is fine, my blood pressure is normal, I've had blood tests done and the only issue was that I had slightly elevated liver enzymes, but not enough to warrant any actual concern. I do have anxiety and depression (which I'm not on any treatment for) but I know for a fact that this isn't psychological pain since it's pretty clear it's not just pain and has an identifiable physical cause. The only problem is I don't know what is triggering my muscles to just... spasm.
While I'm not overly concerned that this is a serious medical issue: I really wish I knew what it was so that I wouldn't have to worry about being in that kind of pain anymore. Even now while I can function during these episodes they are still on the painful side and are nauseating.View Thread
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