I'm seeing a GP this afternoon regarding armpit soreness. I woke up a couple of weeks ago after lying on my side with pain in my left armpit. I couldn't really feel anything in particular that was causing the pain. It kind of came and went and radiated into my chest and back. After a day or so, it went away. Then a week later it returned and I had pain on my back too. The back pain was being caused by a sore of some sort and was better after popping it. Then my right armpit started giving me pain... it would come and go as well. My gf looked at the right pit when it was hurting and said it looked like probably an ingrown hair. I felt around and there was a pea size bump under the skin, like a cyst. I started freaking out about lymphoma and cancer...googling sympoms...ect.
Over the next week or so I got so tense my muscles in my back tightened up, my neck got tight.... I would have weird random pains in my muscles and in my joints especially. I could not stop thinking about having cancer (which is my worst HA fear)...
Finally, I came back down to reality. Cancer doesn't pop up overnight. I'd had no problems with my armpits before two weeks prior. I have experienced a good deal of unrelated stress, coupled with nasty heat and what feels to be a low grade sinus/inner ear infection.
So I'm going to lay everything out to the doc today. It's not the armpit issues that bothers me the most, but my reaction to things like this. Two years ago, I went through the same mental madness over some other minor problem. Six years ago, I though I was having heart issues or a stroke, leaving me with HA symptoms for two months straight. It seems like an ongoing issue in my psyche that I've had since I was a young teen. I'm lucky enough to not experience it most of the time, like many here do, but when I do go through it... it impacts my work, my relationships, my drive ect.