I'm quite worried by all these stuff in me. So, I hope you guys can give me some advice or share with me some stuff. (: thanks! So, here it goes:
I've experienced a couple of things but shortness of breath is the main concern.
- Shortness of breath: I feel it even when sitting down, doing nothing. It's like, I have to gasp for breath suddenly sometimes. I don't have any asthma. I've seen the doctor after 2 years of it [whereby it didn't bother me that much until 2 years later] I went to the doctor. I had a blood test and she said I'm perfectly fine. She said that it could be anxiety or stress. However, this shortness of breath happens even when I feel relaxed.
- Pressure above right breast: I experienced this recently, around 2 - 4 weeks ago. I feel a pressure just above my right breast sometimes, usually when I brisk walk [which I do very often] and dragon boat [I dragon boat weekly but I didn't start training until 2 weeks ago, after 3 months of break]. This pressure thing will be gone after taking in deep breaths and resting for a minute or two. The pressure thing is quite bearable, but of course the pressure gets higher when I start taking deep breaths. Hence, I take in deep breaths slowly.
- Sharp pain at left chest: I tend to feel sharp pains occasionally on my left chest. Sometimes, I wonder if it's the chest, the lungs or the heart cause these pains. It happens sometimes when I'm reaching out to grab something. And sometimes, I don't move and the pain will come suddenly. And sometimes, not very often, I feel that the pain was caused by the heart as everytime it beats, I feel a sharp pain. This pain which I feel is caused by the heart never exceed 2 beats [which means 2 sharp pains]. As for the other sharp pains on the chest, they are usually like, 2 - 3 times and it stops by itself. Usually, I'll automatically freeze when I feel the pain. In fact, last time, I felt like something pierce into my heart or lungs. But now, it's usually what's described above. It happens like once or twice every one or two weeks I think.
- Abdominal 'pain': I'm unsure what is it. But it feels as though I've got slight gastric pains daily especially during late morning, to afternoon. I hardly experience that in the evening though. It's like my stomach will start having this 'reaction' thing, like the hydrochloric acid is mixing up and stuff. I don't exactly feel hungry but it's like, I feel sour in the stomach. It can be annoying sometimes as I'm having lessons. I don't think it's heartburn cause I hardly feel the sensation at my chest area. I also don't taste the weird acidic taste in my mouth. So, I doubt it's heartburn or something.
Another abdominal related thing is, I feel like there's a lot of air in my intestines. Every now and then, daily, I'll feel there's this peristalsis movement or what at my intestines. Sometimes, they make weird sounds though they can be soft. It feels like a pressure too.
I guess that's about it for the main things I'm experiencing. They are worrying me. Anyway, I am a 15 year old female. I am of acceptable height and weight. I suppose I am healthy, at least physically for sports, as I score full marks for fitness tests. I also eat at least 2 kinds of fruits and vegetables daily. Sometimes, I drink fresh fruit juices [orange + green apple + carrot + celery] in the morning. It's purely fresh as my mum blends it herself. I think MAYBE the fruit juice will cause the 'gastric thing' in my stomach, though I don't think so.
I really hope you guys can help me. My parents think that going to the doctor is a waste of money and I didn't really dare to tell them about what I've been feeling. They see me as perfectly fine and doubt I have those problems if I told them. Supposingly, according to people, I should be having a high stress level as I'm one who concentrates a lot on studies and handle a lot of commitments and leadership positions. Hence, MAYBE, stress caused those problems.
Hoping for replies real soon. Thanks!
lots of love,
Post Edited (iliketostudy) : 5/28/2007 9:27:47 AM (GMT-6)