It's been ongoing for nearly two months now. It started off with left lat pain near my armpit but not actually in it. It's a pain that feels like a deep bruise and almost never goes away. Then some upper back pain on the same side. When I turn my head to the left, I can really feel it. I'm also getting tingling in my left arm off and on, especially when I lay in certain positions. I've also had the dreaded muscle twitches in my upper back on the same side as the pain but also muscle twitches all over, though not all the time.
At first I thought A L S, then maybe MS but now I really think it could be lung cancer. I've read many articles around the internet that say sometimes the first symptom of lung cancer is shoulder pain, though I'm not sure I'd classify this entirely as shoulder pain. But definitely the muscles around it.
I've gotten several massages lately and have been told the muscles on that side are extremely tight. My doctor even gave me three trigger point injections and when she put the needle in on my left upper back she even commented on how tight the muscle was. She thinks the problem is a strain, the physical therapist she sent me to thinks it's possibly arthritis in my neck and my chiropractor thinks it's a pinched nerve. And now I think it's lung cancer.
I was hesitant to say this before this weekend but for the past two days I've also had some mild chest pain, especially when I breathe. Could be gas, but maybe not. I'm 42 and have never smoked even a single cigarette in my life so the odds would be against it but not impossible. I've yet to tell my doctor about the lung cancer fear because I've seen her so many other times with so many other worries that have never turned out to be anything at all. I'm sure she thinks I'm a lunatic and she could be right. But the fact that these pains aren't getting any better have me terrified I have cancer and that my life is quickly coming to an end.
Tell me I'm right, tell me I'm wrong but give it to me straight. What should I do? I know a chest x-ray would be logical but I'm afraid to death what it might reveal.