Can my chest pain be related to my asthma

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ALC7788
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   Posted 4/23/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
      I'm 19 years old and have been in good health. Though I get asthmatic bronchitis sometimes.  For the last few months I've been getting these chest pains on and off. Sometimes they last a day and sometimes they last a few days long.  My chest only hurts when I take deeper breaths. Usually worse when I'm working or walking home from work.  It's mostly pain above my left breast, though, sometimes I can seem to feel it in my back a little bit.  When I press my hand against the top of my breast, it almost feels like a wezing sensation or a bubbling feeling ( is the only way I can really describe it) I let the first couple of times go, and no i'm getting pretty worried because it came out of no where today and wont go away.  I don't have medical incurance, so it's hard for me to see a doctor.  I hope somebody can help.
 
Thank you
 
Liz
 
 
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   Posted 4/23/2008 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Liz,
 
I want to welcome you to HealingWell.  I deleted your last name in your post for your own protection.
 
From the way you are describing your chest pain the the noises you are hearing, you have to seek medical treatment somewhere.  I have severe asthma myself and I don't like the sounds of what you are telling me.
 
Is there a health department or a free clinic you can go to?  Do you have an inhaler?  I need to tell you, if this is asthma, people die every day from asthma.  Please ask around and find out where you can get help based on your income.  Please don't be too proud to do this.
 
Will you please get back to me and let me know what you have found out?  Knowing that you are only 19 and you don't have health insurance and you could possibly have asthma, I am going to worry about you until I know you are in safe hands.
 
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ALC7788
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   Posted 4/24/2008 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
That is something I meant to add aswell,  I do have a slight case of asthma, though it's never bothered me really my whole life. I use to have an inhailer, but only so it was easier to catch my breath after playing sports.  I know there is a clinic somewhere about an hour away from where I live. 
 
I smoke, though I'm in the process of quitting, it seems the less I smoke the more frequent it is. Because when I do have a smoke sometimes that is when starts.  This is the part I don't understand, is that yesterday I was having that weezing feeling above it, and the sharp pains, and this morning when I woke up they were completely gone, and i feel like nothing is wrong now, though, I don't plan on smoking at all today because I feel like that has a direct link to what's happening aswell. 
 
I believe is has something to do with asthma, and smoking is what is helping it act up. Since I'm not active with sports anymore, my asthma hasn't even bothered me once, so even though I haven't noticed anything, could it still be acting up? 

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   Posted 4/24/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not a medical professional, but yes, I believe the smoking could have brought it on and I think it will take getting the nicotine out of your system to really help your asthma.  I am so glad to hear that you are quiting.
 
I have an aunt who lives in FL, a retired nurse and a smoker, she's not that much older than me and we used to like to do things together.  Even before I had asthma and just had allergies, she would take week to clean out her condo, open all the windows and I have to say, by the time I got there, I couldn't smell any smoke.  She would smoke outside.
 
What I forgot to mention was that she had asthma and emphysema.  She would tell me that smoking helped her asthma.  Because I loved her, I didn't try to argue with her, I just thought, who are you really trying to convince.
 
She used to be my "young" aunt and was so active, rode her bicycle to the beach, played tennis and now she is living on 2/3 of one lung.  My grandfather, her father, also died of emphysema along with some other issues.
 
I totally understand that smoking is one of the hardest habits to quit.  I so hope you are successful in your quest to beat this habit.  If you fall back one day, just pick yourself up,dust yourself off and start all over the next day.  I'm in your corner as many other here at HealingWell will be.  You are part of a big family now.  We care about you and want only the best for you.
 
If you find yourself having a bad day during your "quit" time, come here and vent to us.  We'll listen.  I promise.
 
Take care!
 
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ALC7788
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   Posted 4/25/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I also have an Aunt who's not young by any means, but has gone through a lot with her breathing in and out of the hospitals, and to watch her go through that and know that it's not what you want years from now is a good enough reason. I just wanted to say thank you for your advice, and take care.
 
Liz
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