Up until the 20th Oct 2019 I was a healthy 30 year old male who didn’t use any medication or have any illnesses. On the 20th October I received a flu jab for the first time in my adult life. 3 days later I started having some really bad pains in my chest which didn’t seem to be going away so I called nhs 24. They said my symptoms sounded like an injury of some sort and should be ok in a few days if not go to GP or hosp.
To cut a long story short it got no better, and since then I’ve been to the GP 15+ times, been to a&e, had multiple blood tests and chest x rays in the 3months and they can’t seem to figure out what’s wrong with me.
I have went from being healthy and on no medication.. to being told i had costochondritis, pericarditis, nerve damage and a few others along with being prescribed citalopram, naproxen, imeprazole, amoxicillin, clarithromycin and now amitriptyline.
I have been referred to the hospital respiratory department but have waited 2months already and don’t know how much longer it will be.
Out of all medications I have been given the only ones which worked are the antibiotics mainly clarithmorycin. I was on them for 2 weeks and I could feel my body getting better and the pains fading by the day. I then came off them for 1 week and all the pain returned it was excruciating. I then got another 2 week course which again made me feel better... it takes away mostly all symptoms apart from a dull aching pain in my left chest and left side of stomach but the pain is bearable, where as soon as i finish the antibiotics then pain starts getting worse daily.
The pain started in my left chest only, since it has moved to the left hand side of my stomach, especially when I sit or lie down.. my upper left back, and I am now having the same pain on the right side of my chest and upper back.
I feel trapped... I think I have an infection due to the fact I always seem to get better on anti biotics and when they finish it all comes back. Or maybe it is just masking the pain. However the hospital told me it was nothing when I went, and the GPS are having difficulty pin pointing what’s wrong with me.
I am in agony all day every day and feel like I can’t get the help I need. Can the hospital turn me away if I ask them to be admitted and tested etc? This post is my last resort. If anyone has an knowledge or experience on bad reactions to flu jab etc or on my symptoms they could share which may help me I would really appreciate it.