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Upper back pain...thinking of the worst case...Help :(
« on: February 23, 2014, 05:35:10 PM »
Hi everyone... I've posted before but i can feel my anxiety going crazy again. I have had a dull ache that comes and goes in my upper left back. It started months ago after I moved but of course I am thinking the worst. I am 29, female and don't have any other symptoms. My bladder has been fine and stools fine as well. The pain is not severe enough to take meds but nagging enough that I worry. Sometimes it almost feels like heartburn or indigestion or a "deep" pain(especially in the morning when i'm laying down). Sometimes the its is like a vibrating sensation..its so hard to explain.. always in the same spot. I still work out and am functional. But because I freak out and assume worse case scenarios, I get really freaked out about the possibilities (tumors, mostly). My dad was a smoker and now I think i have lung cancer because of the second hand smoke. I made an appt to see a doctor on Tuesday but I'm freaking out. I've had horrible health anxiety for years and I come to worse case conclusions.  Anyone maybe have any insight or helpful words for me as to what this could possibly be before I assume its the worst?? Thanks so much.
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Re: Upper back pain...thinking of the worst case...Help :(
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 06:17:14 PM »
It happened after you "moved out"?   Did you do any moving of boxes?  Lifting?  Twisting?
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Re: Upper back pain...thinking of the worst case...Help :(
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 06:47:06 PM »
I have I to, but mines feels muscular
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Re: Upper back pain...thinking of the worst case...Help :(
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 08:32:50 PM »
It happened after you "moved out"?   Did you do any moving of boxes?  Lifting?  Twisting?

Yes I noticed it after I moved. I did moving and lifting ..my husband and I didn't have help. It is just so weird because it hasn't gone away and the pain is "deep" it doesn't feel like a sore muscle (i work out a lot and know what that type of pain is..)
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Re: Upper back pain...thinking of the worst case...Help :(
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 01:41:56 AM »
It happened after you "moved out"?   Did you do any moving of boxes?  Lifting?  Twisting?

Yes I noticed it after I moved. I did moving and lifting ..my husband and I didn't have help. It is just so weird because it hasn't gone away and the pain is "deep" it doesn't feel like a sore muscle (i work out a lot and know what that type of pain is..)

When you say "Deep" what do you mean?

Are you saying you can't touch this area and feel pain, almost as if it is internal and out of reach?

Have you had ypur husband apply pressure to find a trigger point that may be causing this pain?
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Re: Upper back pain...thinking of the worst case...Help :(
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 05:41:14 AM »
Yes I noticed it after I moved. I did moving and lifting ..my husband and I didn't have help. It is just so weird because it hasn't gone away and the pain is "deep" it doesn't feel like a sore muscle (i work out a lot and know what that type of pain is..)

But you were using other muscles doing something different than your usual workout routine.  I realized that when we got ALL this snow this year and all I do is shovel, shovel, shovel and my shoulder hurts, my arm hurts, my HANDS hurt!   And I go to the gym regularly.  Plus with you moving (and me shoveling) we probably aren't using "correct form" like you would when exercising in a regular workout routine.    It could take a while for that to go away.
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Re: Upper back pain...thinking of the worst case...Help :(
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 08:26:42 AM »
I have had upper back pain for a while too. mine seems to move around and it worrys me. It even goes up into my neck. It does feel like tension and I feel sore too. I heard the other morning on the news that it was a symptom of a heart attack. That is one of my fears. I am trying to ignore. I also feel like my gallbladder is bothering me it hurts too at times not always.
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Re: Upper back pain...thinking of the worst case...Help :(
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 10:44:25 AM »


But you were using other muscles doing something different than your usual workout routine.  I realized that when we got ALL this snow this year and all I do is shovel, shovel, shovel and my shoulder hurts, my arm hurts, my HANDS hurt!   And I go to the gym regularly.  Plus with you moving (and me shoveling) we probably aren't using "correct form" like you would when exercising in a regular workout routine.    It could take a while for that to go away.
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Thank you everyone. I'm going to the doctor today...wish me luck. I am really tired of HA controlling my life like this. Everytime I have an ache or pain, I can't rationalize anything. I will let you know what the outcome is.
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