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Pain in back, chest, underarms, uncomfortable. Have lupus, emphysema, osteoporosis, angina. Cause of pain?

Hello Dr. Grief,,,I have been having back and chest pain for 2 or 3 months but lately it has included my underarm once in a has not been sever but at times uncomfortable...on a scale from 1 to 10 it is always a 2 but sometimes flares to 4 or 5....I had a mammogram last year and no tumors...I have lupus , emphysema, mitral valve prolapse , osteoprosis and angina...I am 60 years old and it seems drs will treat the symptoms but not determine times it feels like water running through my back.... any ideas of the cause...Thank you very much for your time...I appreciate it very much...I normally don t go to the dr very often.... : )
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. I think the pain in back, chest, underarms, and discomfort are all due to back problems in your spine. However you also have lupus, emphysema, osteoporosis and angina that complicate the picture. However, I would advise you to consult a neuropsychiatrist who is well versed with treating multiple pain disorder. I wonder if you could consult one to find the right medications for you.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Wed, 29 May 2013
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