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...)