Hello all.. Well like most previous posters I'm new to this site, but I'm not new to Asthma or the varried broncial disorders that come along with it.
I get the sharp pain (have it right now infact) on the left side of my chest, it comes and goes but is always in the same spot (equil distance from the xiphoid process & the arm pit, directly below the breast line).
When I first began experiancing these pains I went to my GP who directed me streight to a cardiologist, who ran every test you can think of, Echo Cardiogram, EKG, Nuclear Stress Test & well aside from an elevated Blood Pressure & slight Heart Murmur he didn't find any reasonal explanation for the pains I feel.
Next stop was a Pulmonologist, he x-ray'd my chest read all the cardiologists test results, contacted my GP & my Pediatrician to get as complete a picture as he could of my medical history. He confirmed that I do have not quite sevre but more than just mild Asthma.
Because of my Asthma I get Bronchitis several times a year, I constantly have a deep flemmy cough, acid reflux, & chest pain. My regular Asthma meds Advar 250/50, Singular, & Proair; when I get bronchitis these change to Symbicort, QVar, Prednison ProAir, along with a Z Pack & cough syrup.
As for the chest pain, aside from saying it's caused by the Asthma no one has given me a clue as to how to avoid it or get rid of it once it occurs. It's not a daily event but it does happen more than once a week, it can last a few minutes or all day. The only relief ( & it's quite temporary) that I have found is sitting down and resting my left arm streight out on the back of the couch or on the back of the chair next to me.