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   Posted 7/21/2009 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
So I've been doing well with my anxiety - or rather I've been too busy to have time to think too much about being nervous. But right now I am having pains on the left side of my chest just above the breast and I am all sweaty and feel kind of loopy. I'm trying to rationalize that its just anxiety from things being crazy at work and being so busy at home but I'm totally distracted from work and debating whether to call my doctor. My shoulder is really bothering me too but I think it might be related to the 250 bales of hay we put up last night... I'm trying to tell myself its just muscle strain which is most likely what it is but ugh why does my chest have to hurt too?!?!?

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   Posted 7/21/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I think its probably just really sore from the muscle strain. Your shoulder muscles are connected to the chest muscles and I think thats what you are feeling. Try putting a warm compress on your shoulder and see if that helps some. Good luck!
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   Posted 7/21/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   


I agree with Nanners that you are most likely having some chest wall pain from 250 bales of hay.  Try doing some deep breathing exercises.  Also lay down and rest for a bit.

Do you have any med for your anxiety if the deep breathing does not work?  If you do, I would not hesitate to take it as some  of the benzos are muscle relaxants also and it may help with the pain.

If you continue to feel fearful and concerned, call your clinic and talk with the triage nurse who will advise you.

Gentle Hugs to you.



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   Posted 7/21/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had chest pains when I'm feeling really anxious. It hasn't happened often, but it has happened to me. It passes...
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   Posted 7/21/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Moving 250 bales of hay... Wow that is a lot of work to be done. Depending on what type of hay you were moving that is anywhere from 15,000lbs to 32,500lbs. Yea I would be very sore after moving that load.

Shoulder muscles will effect your chest and arm. Try rubbing just below your shoulder blade and see if that helps relieve some of the muscle strain. When ya get home try some icy hot. If you don't have any do what Nanners said with a mix of cold as well. Should help loosen it up some.

When my daughter helps her trainer load and unload the trailer of hay. I have to do the same for her. She doesn't feel so well after moving so much weight. My daughter who is only 13 is the same height as her trainer. But my daughter is 10 lbs lighter then her at 78lbs. Its kinda funny watching the 2 of them move the hay!

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   Posted 7/22/2009 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I hadn't thought of it that way Allestaria! It does make sense that I'm sore. I'm actually considerably less sore all over than I thought I would be, the chest/shoulder pain is the worst of it though. It seems to be better today. I did yoga yesterday with some gentle stretching and breathing exercises and avoided all the shoulder involved moves, that defintely helped both the soreness and the anxiety. I'm always amazed at how some of the breathing techniques (like alternate nostril breathing) seem to wash away my anxiousness.

Raze - I'm not sure if your post was intended to be helpful but it seems like you are dismissing my problem which I find frustrating and somewhat disrespectful. Perhaps you meant it otherwise but your tone implied otherwise. I hope it is merely a misunderstanding, but I generally don't post on this board unless I am looking for support, as do most people, and having your issue dismissed so offhandedly without any constructive comment isn't really helpful. I have to be honest, hope you don't take offense, but thats what I think.

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   Posted 7/23/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Dixi, I don't think Raze meant anything by his posting other than to reassure you of your chest pain. Raze is usually short and to the point which often helps more than rambling messages. But I really don't think he meant anything but to help you out.

Glad to hear your pain is a little better. Hope it continues going away!
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