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WestCoast1

Intense pain between shoulder blades?

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Hi there,

 

I was just wondering how many of you suffer from intense pain between the shoulder blades? It is like a tight, sharp pain that never goes away.

 

Thank you ~

WestCoast1


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Hi Westcoast ,

 

I can answer that with a resounding "YES" and I don't have Sclero. There were times when I felt like a I had sharp knife between my shoulder blades and other times when it's just a chronic aching pain. I was so bad one day that I went to my primary care physician and she thought it was my gallbladder. That proved a negative. One surgeon thought I was having a heart attack or a lung embolism. That was wrong. One day, I started taking Prilosec since I noticed it was worse in the mornings. Low and behold, the pain went away. I *think* I was having reflux for months, only my pain was not the normal pain associated with GERD. Since I go to sleep laying on my back, that is the part of the esophagus that was being irritated the most......I think!!! All I know is that taking OTC Prilosec works and I am pain free now. Even my doctor agreed with my own investigation, diagnosis, and treatment. Some of us just don't fit the medical picture for illnesses.

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

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I don't have that type of pain but right away a warning signal went off for me in that it could be heart related. They say that a women's warning signal for heart trouble is different than a man's and that one of those is pain in the shoulders. I don't think it would be a bad idea for you to have this checked out just to be safe. Especially being the heart is one of the organs that sclero can attack.

 

I hope your pain goes away!

 

Warm hugs,

 

Peggy

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Sounds painful, Erin. Sorry to hear you are having these pains. The last time I had such a pain, it turned out to be pleurisy. Since you say it is constant, it could even be disc related. Or even related to ergonomics of your work habits. Whatever it might be, the most sensible thing is to get it checked out by a professional Let us know what you find out.


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Jefa

 

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Hey there,

 

Since I noticed sclero areas on my shoulder blades (spring -07) I've been experiencing pain on them too. Don't know where the pain comes from, and I cannot explain how it feels, but I totally can feel it there.

 

But no pain between them.. Maybe stretching or relaxing exercise could help?

 

Take care,

Emmi

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hey there,

 

Thank you for your words of wisdom and support! I was wondering if anyone had experienced tight muscles from Sclero. I am pretty sure from your suggestions that it is something else. I will definately mention it at my next appointment just in case.

 

Thank you so much for your help, you guys are truly the best.

 

Warm hugs for the cold season~

WestCoast


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Hi,

 

When I was having problems with my gallblader I would get the sharp pains between my shoulders. When they first looked at my gallblader, they said it was fine. ( no stones) I keep having problems so they did a hyda scan to see if my gallbladder was functioning and it was not, so they took it out. It has been a lot better, but I still get those pains every now and then.

 

Hope you feel better,

Hugs,

Nina Lynn

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Hello Erin :)

 

I was told by my then doctor, some7 years ago, that stomach ulcer pain can appear between the shoulder blades. I make reference to an ulcer as he thought that's what I might have had at the time but I assume therefore that stomach caused pain can appear between the shoulder blades.

 

Heart attach type pain can appear in unusual places such as in the jaw or neck, my mother experienced this with her first attack.

 

You could try reflux meds meantime nevertheless mention it to your doctor.

 

Take care. :lol:

 

Amanda


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