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bodmas101
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   Posted 5/21/2011 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am 22years old male. I have this really bad chest pain sometimes. It has been on for years now. Generally, it starts when I feel cold or when i twist my body around in an unusual way that causes some stress to my torso. The pain may start small but it grows gradually and becomes a really crippling pain sometimes. It also moves. At one time it may be my lower back, left shoulder, or anywhere around my whole thorax area. At times when i breathe i feel this spongy feeling inside which feels very similar to the way you may feel in your throat when u cough. Please I really will like to know what can be causing this. Thank you.

Jim1969
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   Posted 5/21/2011 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
You really need to see a doctor about this. A good place to start would be your family doctor, if you have one, who knows your complete medical history. If you don't have a doctor then find one accepting new patients and be sure to give him/her a very complete history and arrange to have your medical records transferred from whomever was your doctor before.

If by some chance your family doctor has not been able to help you then some specialists to consider seeing would be cardiology, pulmonary, internal medicine, physiology.

Sorry I can't be of more help, but quite frankly there are just too many possibilities, just from what I can think of as a layman, to make any kind of guess. Chances are probably good that it is nothing real serious, but there is still a chance that it could be or that it might become serious if you don't get to a doctor soon and get it looked into.
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bodmas101
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   Posted 5/21/2011 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you very much Jim, I will consult with a doctor just as you have advised.

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   Posted 5/21/2011 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
That's the best idea Bodmas...as we are not Dr.s on here and no one on the internet could diagnose the problem...Hopefully you have a GP or can get one recommended from your parents or a friend to get an appt. this week...
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bodmas101
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   Posted 5/21/2011 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Sure snowbunny, I just wanted possible suggestions as to what may be the cause and maybe meet some people with a similar issue. It's very true at the end of the day I will have to go to the hospital, but hope this has nothing to do with syringes lol. Thank you.

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   Posted 5/21/2011 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Well..I hope you don't have to go to the hospital....We are saying to go to a General Practitioner...most people should have this as their regular Dr...for all things medical....and then if they feel you need further evaluation...they will send you to a specialist...

Do you have health insurance? Hopefully you do through a job or through your parents plan..

And most nurses are very skilled at taking blood if needed it shouldn't hurt a bit!

We definitely want you to stay on the board and chat with us and keep us posted on how you are doing...and maybe others who have had your symptoms can chime in....Since it was your first post...we just wanted to make sure you knew we weren't Dr.s and can't diagnose...

Welcome to HW:)

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bodmas101
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   Posted 5/21/2011 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
yes snowbunny, i have health insurance. I will go to a practitioner and do my best to share with the forum. Thank you.

Blondie37
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   Posted 5/21/2011 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
bodmas, have you considered a chiropractor? since it's in your lower back sometimes and basically in your torso area it could be tied in someway with something in your spine, like a disc out of place or pinched nerve.....you'd be very surprised how just being out of adjustment can cause unwanted and wierd pains...
Like, for me....I had a pain so bad in my upper front of my shoulder area, kinda by my heart and my chiro figured out it was a rib out of place!! go figure.

Just a thought, hope you get some relief soon!

blondie
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 5/21/2011 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Bodmas101!

Welcome to the "Chronic Pain" forum!

As you can see, our members are very supporting and friendly, always willing to reach out to new and current members! wink

I do understand your question and may suffer some of the same symptoms as you. There are a number of possibilities, but we are bit cautious guessing as to what might be causing someones pain. There are just way too many variables, and of course we are not Dr's here. We basically support members who suffer from "Chronic Pain". The members are correct in advising you to seek professional help with you're medical problem, however it does not hurt to share some of our own experiences with you.

I for one suffer from Angina, Muscle Spasms, and Pleurisy, all related to chest pain. I have had one "Heart Attack"...so it can be unnerving at times. Every once in a while, my chest will get a strong muscle spasm, and I can make it worse or go away, just from adjusting my body position as you describe.

I guess a few questions, are...is it a sharp pain?...or would you describe it as a muscle spasm? You should be able to tell the difference. Does it feel like cramping? The bottom line is, you should indeed, have it checked out by you're PCD, and please don't put it off as it could be something very serious. It may be something as simple as a pinched nerve, but no matter what the problem may be, don't delay in seeking professional help.

Again, we "Welcome" you here!..and hope you continue to positively engage the members here. Feel free anytime!...to post as often as you wish!

We really have a great support group here, and we believe it is the best on the web!

Take care,

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bodmas101
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   Posted 5/21/2011 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you screaming eagle. It as actually a sharp, piercing pain. I will seek a Dr's help ASAP. Thanks.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 5/21/2011 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Well...a pinched nerve can cause that type of pain......I myself get a sudden sharp pain in the upper ribcage area, and it about drills me to the ground. In fact, this just happened to my yesterday while out for a walk, but it really does feel like it could be a pinched nerve.

Good Luck, and please do visit us again to let all know what you find out.

Take care,

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bodmas101
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   Posted 5/21/2011 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you screaming eagle. I feel sorry for your health issues just like mine, but I believe God is in control. I will definitely keep the touch with this forum and share my experiences. Indeed, it staggers the mind just how much difference we can make when united.

Bye for now.

bodmas101
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   Posted 5/23/2011 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am just from seeing a practitioner with regards to my chest constraints. My Xray shows that my chest is very normal, my Bp is very good too, so I am wondering if this can be something the Xray cant detect. The Dr said the chest pain may be due to contractions and cramps in the inner muscles. He gave me some muscle relaxants, vitamins and pain killers. I cant help the feeling of being worried.

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   Posted 5/23/2011 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the board... sorry you are having pain issues.  Glad you went to the doctors, though.  Do the medications seem to be helping?  That would be my first thought - is to see if the meds work.... it they do, it probably is a muscle issue. 
 
Regardless, though, if it continues - I'd encourage you to keep following up on it.  It was good that your BP was good... and so forth.  The fact that this has been an issue for years - and your description of what's happening.... makes me think it is a muscular issue.  But, again, I'm not a doctor so those are just my first thoughts.

Let us know if the medications are working.  I hope they are and that you'll be feeling better soon.
 
Take good care --Tina

bodmas101
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   Posted 5/23/2011 3:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tina, I am just a few hours into the medications and I must say I feel wonderful. I have even Tried to twist my torso around to see if there is any small bite of pain some where but I dont feel anything. My breathing has also Improved too. I think the medications are doing a good job. I will keep posting so you all can follow up my HealingWell experience. Thanks.

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   Posted 5/23/2011 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi bodmas, and welcome to HW. Great to hear that your new meds are helping you so quickly :)
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