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stabbing pain between should blades DumpstEr DiveR TTC since Oct 2010; 34 kids; Illinois 7193 posts
2nd Mar '13

I have had this stabbing pain between my shoulder blades - it comes and goes - but is super painful - and is starting to radiate towards the bottom of my shoulder blade on my right side - I've had hard time breathing - not all the time just when the pain comes - seems to be worse at night - gets worse when I eat - and god forbid I sneeze - that makes it so much worse - I went to the dr - he ordered a chest xray - went and had that done - then went to the ER - they did chest CT - found nothing that they were looking for - sent me home with pain meds - they curb pain a bit but it still hurts through it - any advice of what it could be? Or to bring up to the dr? If I ask he will usually check it out no problem -

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
2nd Mar '13

I get something similar on my back (Same side, same location). Mine however is a knot. I call it a stress knot. It usually happens when I stand or sit in the same position for an extended period of time.



It could have to do with your posture and what not OP.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
2nd Mar '13

It sounds like pleurisy. Which...is basically an inflammation of the lungs. Dp you smoke? I get it a lot in the Winter from smoking. Mine is basically a sharp ache.



Also, I have gallbladder disease and it causes pain in my upper back and right shoulder.

DumpstEr DiveR TTC since Oct 2010; 34 kids; Illinois 7193 posts
3rd Mar '13

Sorry it took so long to respond - my lungs were fine in the chest xray and ct - but I'm starting to lean towards gallbladder - gonna talk to my dr about an ultrasound of it - no I don't smoke - but whatever this is - it is incredibly painful - I can't function without pain meds to take the edge of the pain a little -

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
3rd Mar '13
Quoting DumpstEr DiveR:" Sorry it took so long to respond - my lungs were fine in the chest xray and ct - but I'm starting to ... [snip!] ... - but whatever this is - it is incredibly painful - I can't function without pain meds to take the edge of the pain a little -"


It very well could be. I've experienced both and the shoulder/back pain are similar. But...I also have the spasms from gallstones and they feel like a heart attack.



I've gone through like....5 prescriptions of hydrocodone in the last 2 months from the pain, so I know what you mean!