Patient :I've had a problem that has been around on and off for eight years. My right deltoid has a very intense stabbing pain, which isn't illieviated by any type of movement, position or massage. It comes and goes as it wishes. I started off with just one "stab" pain per night which would often wake me up, but I have had two episodes where the pain would happen around every three minutes. The last episode was six years ago, my GP said they were growing pains and put me on co-drydamol. As soon as that course of treatment ended the pain was back, I had to visit A&E twice because the pain was so incredibly bad, and actually missed Christmas that year because I passed out from the pain.
The second episode started two days ago. I'm currently on holiday and the nearest doctor is 60 miles away. The pains are all the same, again no type of movement or positioning of my arm or shoulder lessens the pain, nor does it trigger it. It seems to be worse at night and I can't sleep for more than an hour because of the pain. The "stabs" again feel like they happen once every two to five minutes. It's a very dull but intense, stabbing, burning pain which feels like it radiates up my neck and down my arm towards the elbow.
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