Has Anyone experienced this or something similar?

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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 1/22/2006 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
 I am a 26 year old female and been having problems for the past year starting 2 months after the birth of my son.  They believe I have an autoimmune disease but cannot pinpoint a thing.  It all started with chest pain and has progressed on to many other things, but nothing can be found.  Well about two weeks ago I woke up to a pinching/tearing feeling in my upper right side about 1 inch from where my armpit starts.  It would come and go for the next week and then the whole area became sore right through to below my shoulder blade, and the pinching still would come and go, and with the feeling my heart would beat faster at about 100bpm. (Mind you all while laying down or asleep).  The doctors won't help me anymore because they cannot find anything.. Well recently I will be laying on my left side and the pain will come so I react by rubbing/pushing on it, as I did it, I could feel a feeling of air or fluid being forced across my chest (similar feeling of a stomach growl but in my chest in a horizontal manner).  It happened each time I pressed in the area until I sat up and leaned to the right.  Has anyone experienced anything similar to this?  Anyone have any Idea if it could be my heart or my lungs?  I had a xray before this had happed and it didn't show an enlarged heart, but did show that my lungs have thickened slightly.  I am very scared of what it may be and I don't think my doctor is taking me seriously. (sigh) 
I also go through spurts of what I call internal jitters, only while asleep several times a month and it feels like I am dying.  It feels like my chest is shaking internaly.  I describe it like this When you yawn and your chest shakes internally (not sure if it's a normal occurance:) ).  I try to explain the best I can, things like this are so hard to describe and so new to my body! 
If anyone can help I would really appreciate it. 

Carol in Ohio
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 3/4/2006 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Christine, I am new here and was just reading through some of the posts. I am sorry you are going through this. No I don't have the same feelings as you but how scarey for you to have them. Have you been able to get to a doctor about it yet that can help you. If not please don't stop trying there is some doctor out there for you ..I certainly hope that you are on the road to recovery. :-)

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   Posted 3/4/2006 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Christine,  It is scary when you have so many medical uncertainies going on.  I agree with Carol and that you probably need to just keep trying.  I would suggest documenting precisely and in great detail each time this happens to you in a calender or day planner so you can take it to the doctor with you and show it to him.  Doctors tend to want to see data or listen better when the patient is precise regarding their symptoms.  So if you have it documented you can be better prepared and can explain it better to them. 

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 3/4/2006 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
:-)  hi christine,it is so tough when your doctor sort of blows you off because they cannot find anything, maybe going to a specialist is in order, i wouln't know whom that would be, maybe someone else will.  you are quite young so that is helpful for fighting off any problems, just keep pushing til you get an answer, noone knows our bodies better than us. also, the idea of a journal is great, then things are easier for them to follow, i know i can get awfully scattered.

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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 3/8/2006 2:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Christine sorry your post wasn't answered before now. If you still have this problem and it still concerns you please check it out. You have a child who needs their mom well. When you have stress the baby feels your stress. It's always to be safe than sorry. I'll keep you in my prayers. DELTA

{ Listen to your body talk. } Deltacece

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