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Pain in breasts, ribs, CT scan, endoscopy found nothing. What now?

i have a pain in my left breast , sometimes in the right. sometimes my ribs feel as if they have been punched. have seen several doctors, all the nasties ruled out, had endoscopy , ct scan and ultrasound, nothing found. i have lost weight as i am scared to eat, that is when the pain comes. i am taking 10 mg amitriptyline , (meant to be 20 but it wipes me out) but the pain comes through. i am 51 and healthy.
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Thank you for the query.

If heart diseases, lungs diseases and abdominal diseases has been ruled out, most probable reason of such symptoms is rib nerves neuralgia. Usually it gives sharp pain which increases while breathing or moving the chest. This may be caused by nerves irritation due to compression by ribs, spine diseases or local inflammation. Stress and magnesium deficiency can aggravate this symptoms.
I suggest you to try treatment with Diclophenac 50 mg twice a day, Magnesium 400 mg once a day. Pool swimming should also be very helpful due to muscles relaxing.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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