I get this as well from time to time. I used to worry myself sick about it too, until I read about it in an anxiety book. Seems it's related to muscle strain. Probably from being so tense. Wouldn't hurt to have it checked with a doc though, just to put your mind at ease.
I'm a closet hypo too!!!!! Actually I think the worst thing for people like us is the internet. You can look up anything on this darn thing. I so far have Parkinsons, cancer of everything, heart disease, yeast galore, IBS, etc etc. Heh, tongue in cheek of course. I DO understand about the doc though. I had one like that years ago and he made me feel like a blubbering idiot, when in all fact, I was suffering terribly from post-partum depression. He told me to pull myself up by the bootstraps and smarten up or I'd have a complete breakdown! A little compassion and understanding would have gone a long way....sheesh. Thankfully my doc now is lovely and loaded with kindness. (he's cute too...sigh) LOL
Take care, Jayne
LOL Jayne ... I actually did laugh out loud when you said "I so far have Parkinsons, cancer of everything, heart disease, yeast galore, IBS, etc etc." The cancer of everything part just cracks me up, why is it that when we feel some benign twinge of pain it automatically means cancer?? Weird!!!
So I switched deoderants too about 2 months ago... and mine doesn't go on super smooth either, sometime i feel like I am pressing it too hard... I wonder if that really does have anything to do with it???
On another note, now I am getting these pains in my chest, mostly on the right side, like behind my breast... sometimes it feels crampy, and sometimes it moves lower to the bottom of my ribs, and sometimes to the other side, or sometimes to my back between my shoulder blades! I dont like it, and sometimes changing positions makes it go away. Does anyone else get this :( I hate this. I asked my doctor about it at my last two appts which were a month apart and she didn't seem to show any concern. I relaly dont wan't to go back again, I thought I was done with my hypochondriac phase for now :( I also have this ache that comes and goes in my groin area on both sides.... that is something I have never felt before :( arg................
I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is ........................... St. Thomas Aquinas
Can't talk right now, suffering from a sudden brain tumour. But on second thought, could be an ice cream brain freeze.
BTW, never lose the ability to laugh at yourself!
Cyclical breast pain is related to how the breast tissue responds to monthly changes in a woman’s estrogen and progesterone hormone levels. If breast pain is accompanied by lumpiness, cysts (accumulated packets of fluid), or areas of thickness, the condition is usually called fibrocystic change. During each menstrual cycle, breast tissue sometimes swells because hormonal stimulation causes the breast’s milk glands and ducts to enlarge, and in turn, the breasts retain water. The breasts may feel swollen, painful, tender, or lumpy a few days before menstruation. Breast pain and swelling usually ends when menstruation is over. The average age of women who have cyclical breast pain is 34 years old. Cyclical breast pain may last for several years but usually stops after menopause unless a woman uses hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Cyclical breast pain accounts for nearly 75% of all breast complaints. Of all women who experience breast pain, two thirds experience cyclical breast pain. Physicians often have patients chart their pain to determine whether the pain is cyclical. Though cyclical breast pain is usually related to the menstrual cycle, stress may also affect hormone levels and influence breast pain. Physical activity, especially heavy lifting or prolonged use of the arms, has also been shown to increase breast pain (pectoral (chest) muscles may become sore from physical activity).
Most women with moderate breast pain are not treated with medications or surgical procedures. The following suggestions have been shown to reduce breast pain in some women (although there is not sufficient scientific evidence to establish the effectiveness of any of these suggestions):
Wear a good, supportive bra to reduce breast movement. Many women with breast pain find it comfortable to also wear a bra while they sleep.
Limit sodium intake.
Reduce caffeine intake (coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate).
Maintain a low fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and grains.
Maintain an ideal weight. Losing excess weight may reduce breast pain by stabilizing hormone levels.
Occasionally use over-the-counter pain-relief drugs such aspirin, acetaminophen, or Motrin.
Take vitamins. Some women have found that taking Vitamin B6 (pyridoxineon. Physicians sometimes drain benign (non-cancerous), fluid-filled cysts to relieve breast pain. It may not be possible to drain very small cysts.