Wife of quad bypass man
Husband has extreme chest pain. Started after surgery and the drs. thot the wire holding the ribcage together should be cut. Now, has pain ranging from a 2-3 to very intense. Upper body exertion, cold air, unknowns set off the pain. One ER dr. called it a phantom pain and administered Valium--another gave nitro. He takes gabaPENTIN DAILY, and sometimes hydrocordone for the pain. Does anyone else experience this type pain? Mayos said it was not heart related. Pulmonologist says it is muscular/skeletal. ER dr. says, unfortunately, there is no test to determine the exact origin of this pain!