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09 Feb 2004

Reacurring throbbing pain beneath my right shoulder blade
I am 42 and for the past three weeks have suffered sporadically of a throbbing pain below my right shoulder blade. It comes and goes. Sometimes in the afternoon, sometimes at night. I use disprin to relieve the pain. It is a dull pain. My job is very stressful especially since a co-worker died in a freak accident and another co-worker committed suicide within a period of three months. I work 18 hours a day and had four days off (Sundays) in 2003. I do feel a little tired at times. I am on a diet and have lost 6 kilos in three weeks. Had a thyroid gland removed in 2001. Thanks

My salvary glands were overactive for two days but returned to normal.
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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Tertia, as far as I know, it is against the law to work such long hours without a break. The pain might be due to inflammation, muscle spasm, a back problem, lung problems and a host of other more obscure disorder. The best would be to see your doctor and have it sorted out. Good luck.
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