Back spasms/diaphagm spasm??

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swandivegrrl
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   Posted 10/4/2008 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I just joined here and am not sure if this is the place for this or not (if not and you know what subject this should go under please let me know and I will move the posting...)
 
I am asthmatic and have been for 24 years. Recently (first one showed up 6 weeks ago) I developed these back spasms that actually encircle my torso at bra height circling to under my breasts. They also create an insane amount of tenderness under my ribs, particularly on my right side, where if I try to palpate the organ space under the ribs its gut wrenchingly painful. In fact the entire spasms are pretty bloody painful. I can't really lay down during the spasms, nor can I take deep breaths or really do anything when they get to their strongest. All I can do is try not to cry and wrap a heating pad around me or stand in a hot shower.

The troubling part (aside from all the pain that happens when these spasms show up. Last night for the second time with the spasms I vomited (I rarely vomit even when sick) and I developed a low grade fever after vomiting that stuck around. The first time this happened I thought it was just chance I got sick when I had the spasms, but since this is the second time I've had severe spasms going on and vomiting I was thinking they might actually be related. Both times the spasms were worse then they've ever been before.
 
Anyone have any experience with anything like this? I know I need to go to my doctor, but I am sadly also in the middle of finding a new doctor. The doctor in my practice I liked has left and the one they are trying to get me to see is horrible with supplying me asthma meds (1 inhaler refill on a script at a time, and upset when i call in for more and gives me a run around when i need new scripts... no its just my breathing nothing important! and I havent been asthmatic for over 20 years or anything...)

Aurora60
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   Posted 10/4/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi, I read your post and the first thing I think you should do is find a new doctor altogether.  It sounds like you need a pulmonary specialist and You should try to find one.  The pain you are having does not sound like problems with asthma but something else.  I wouldn't put up with that other dr. He is not helping you at all.  Find a different practice and find a lung specialist. Your health is important and you don't want things to progress any worse.  Don't mean to sound too preachy but I think you should take quick action here.  If you have a large hospital near you or better a teaching hospital they always have referrals and can get you to the right drs.  I hope you will feel better soon and please keep postiing and let us know how you are doing.  It is important to take the best care of yourself. I saw a pulmonary specialist and had all the lung function tests and he said my problem was my weight not asthma.  Yet I wheeze everyday and my breathing clears up after I use my inhalers.  I tiold me PCP and she thought he was awful and gave me the name of another lung specialist who I will see.  So it may take some careful looking to find the right dr. but well worth it.  With health care costs no one should have to put up with a dr. who is not willing to help or be understanding.  Take care.

Aurora


Razzle
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   Posted 10/7/2008 4:01 AM (GMT -7)   
This could be Gallbladder related. You definately need to get in to see a doctor about this. Good luck,
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Queen
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   Posted 10/11/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Hiya,

I have also been having a lot of painful spasms in my shoulders and upper back. I have been finding it difficult getting up from a lying position. I get pain in my waist, right and left under my ribs. Does this happen because of asthma, does anyone know if you get pain with asthma? confused


Aurora60
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   Posted 10/13/2008 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   

The kind of pain you are describing is not caused by asthma.  Asthma is a restriction of your bronchial tubes and causes difficulty breathing and getting air into the lungs.  I have had asthma for a long time and have never had actual pain anywhere from it.  If you are having pain you should see your PCP to check out what the problem is.  I hope it clears up soon and that you will be feeling better.  Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

Aurora


Queen
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   Posted 10/18/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Aurora

Thankyou for replying. The pain does feel better. But every so often i get it, I think its because I am always on the go. I am in the caring professions, i am always dealing with patients. Another thing, every so often i feel very fatigued. Is that a sign of an oncoming asthma attack?I am always exhausted. How does your asthma effect you?

Queen

How do you like my name, I should have put something else down.

Chartreux
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   Posted 10/18/2008 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Queen, nice to meet you.
You need to take the advise of all the others here and GO ASAP (as soon as possible) to a Doctor!
We can not diagnosis you here and can only offer up support and advise.
You have valid questions that only a doctor can answer right now.
Hope you can get into a doctor soon and that your feeling better very very soon.
You have my Prayers and well wishes.
Keep us posted as to how things are going as we do care.
Soft hugz.........
Sorry I do not mean to be harsh it's just you need to see a doctor, we'll be waiting to hear from you....
and you do have my prayers.........
Try www.webmd.com in a search for a doctor or just go to the emergency room sounds like a urgent problem
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Post Edited (Chartreux) : 10/18/2008 3:51:10 PM (GMT-6)


Chartreux
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   Posted 10/19/2008 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope your doing better today!
Soft Hugz...
we'll be waiting for your updates...
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ellie5
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   Posted 1/6/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I have this same horrible pain in my lungs and its in different areas of the lung and sometimes the pain get very severe if I laugh or sometimes just moving. But I went to a chiropractor and he helped with this by maniputaling the back ribs and spine and also put me on exercises. After 3 months I was completely pain free. 6 months later and I quit going and now its a year later and the pain is back. So all I know is to say I am going to have to go back cause its too difficult to deal with. He also talked me into not drinking milk and if I must then lactose free. So I use the lactose free with my coffee instead.

I only have found good chiropractors to keep my from pain meds and pain free that relate to pains caused by asthma be it lung spasms or muscle spasms.
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