Hi, bare with me this may be a long one.
So in may 2017 i stopped smoking, a week after quiting i noticed a pain in my shoulder blade while breathing along with a funny pain down my arm to my elbow sort of like a trapped nerve. Doctors blamed me picking up my daughter and said it was a trapped nerve. I have been back about it 4 times with always the same outcome which is trapped nerve. I seem to get it every few months. On thursday afternoon out of no where i noticed the pain in my shoulder blade while breathing in, que the arm pain ( i don't think i had lifted my daughter much that day) this then turned in to a pain in my colarbone and back of ribs on Saturday night as well. Now i also have one swollen tonsil, ear pain and a very sore neck! Every time i google it brings up lung cancer and lymphoma. I'm 25 years old,i have a 2 year old and 26 weeks pregnant now. Surly this cant be a trapped nerve. Last time i had the shoulder and arm pain was the end of febuary when i had a bit of a cold. Anyone had this? What is it? Its driving me insane
Hmm...I have no idea what that could be but I would definitely keep up the research about it. Try a cooling gel you can rub on your sore neck (I use unkers found in the Amish country in ohio) and possibly take a relaxing hot bath to soothe aches and pain (try epsom salt with that, it works wonders) and try to maybe change the way you eat. I just found out yesterday that eating a lot of sugar and carbs may cause anxiety. When I eat healthy, I don’t feel as much pain as usual. I hope you feel better and I hope the baby is healthy
Tbh i can't find any thing online that fully matches the aches and pains i have. Very very worried now that google is bringing up lymphoma and lung cancer. Ever since i had my daughter i worried about my health hence the quitting smoking. I just feel like doctors fob you off constantly. I have had a breast ultrasound because of lumps and that was all fine but i had to go back to the gp 4 times over 6 months before i finally got someone to actually investiagte. Paracetomol don't help and unfortunetly i dont think there is much more i can take been pregnant x
I don’t visit the doctor unless I have to (I hate going to the doctor personally) so I try to use a lot of natural home remedies. Especially given the fact that you’re pregnant I would definitely reach out with other pregnant women and see if they have a similar pain in their shoulder. Maybe after nine months the pain will stop, so keep the faith! I will be praying for you!
I have had the pain for a year so know it is not related to the pregnancy x