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What could these mysterious pains be?

Asked by livelaughlove21 (15623points) January 17th, 2013 from iPhone

For the past week, I’ve had a minor headache every day. It’s the throbbing kind all over my head. If I take an ibuprofen, it goes away, but I don’t like taking pain meds daily, even something as mild as ibuprofen.

Additionally, I had some low back pain a few days ago that I attributed to my menstrual cycle, but I typically have no pain/cramps during that time. What concerns me more than that, though, is the pain between my shoulder blades. The pain is always there, a mild nagging ache, and worsens when I push my chin into my chest, as if it’s a muscle issue.

Today, I noticed that both of my calves were sore, as if I was working them out. I did start a new semester of school and have to walk around campus after a month of being lazy, but muscle aches from a little walking has never happened to me before.

I’ve also noticed that I’m a bit more tired recently, but we got a puppy a few weeks ago so I’m getting less sleep (waking up every 2–3 hours to take her out). I figured that was the issue, as it’s been going on since shortly after we got her (3 weeks ago). Now that I have these other symptoms, it’s got my curiosity peaked.

I’m making an appointment with a doctor, but does anyone know what this might be? Should I even be concerned? I’m a bit of a hypochondriac and assume any symptom I have is due to cancer, so any words of wisdom would be nice.

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