As was foretold, we've added advertisements to the forums! If you have questions, or if you encounter any bugs, please visit this thread: https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/240191/forum-advertisement-faq-and-reports-thread/
Options

Weird pain in my chest

nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Lately I've been gettinging this tight pressure feeling in my chest. It feels like there's something heavy pushing down on ym lungs msotly towards the bottom near the diagphram. asidefrom a ltitle shortness of breath I have no other symptons(no coughm fever, runny nose or sore throat). My apt is pretty old and there's some holes in the walls from recent work. I'm getting afraid there's some kind of dust or something in there that's hurting my lungs. i plan on seein a doctor asap but any ideas what could be wrong?

nexuscrawler on

Posts

  • Options
    Red*PandaRed*Panda Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Lately I've been gettinging this tight pressure feeling in my chest. It feels like there's something heavy pushing down on ym lungs msotly towards the bottom near the diagphram. asidefrom a ltitle shortness of breath I have no other symptons(no coughm fever, runny nose or sore throat). My apt is pretty old and there's some holes in the walls from recent work. I'm getting afraid there's some kind of dust or something in there that's hurting my lungs. i plan on seein a doctor asap but any ideas what could be wrong?

    This may sound crazy but could it be acid reflux? or plain old heart burn? try elevating your head higher then your stomach while you sleep , or puting your bed at an angle. I thought I was having a a heart attack once. I went to the ER they gave me a G.I cocktail http://www.answers.com/topic/gi-cocktail and some pain killers. it slowly went away, I have had the pain a few more times since then its very painful but I found that if I take some antacid it goes away.

    Red*Panda on
    redpandasmall.jpg
  • Options
    twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    It could very well be acid reflux. I had similar symptoms for awhile as well as some other symptoms of AR which were solved via medication; however, these are also symptoms similar to those of a possible blood clot (the pressure and shortness of breath). In short, go see a doctor as soon as possible -- there's a good chance some simple antacids will fix you up, but err on the side of caution.

    twmjr on
  • Options
    Red*PandaRed*Panda Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    twmjr wrote:
    It could very well be acid reflux. I had similar symptoms for awhile as well as some other symptoms of AR which were solved via medication; however, these are also symptoms similar to those of a possible blood clot (the pressure and shortness of breath). In short, go see a doctor as soon as possible -- there's a good chance some simple antacids will fix you up, but err on the side of caution.

    Yes I was very scared when It happened to me. a trip to the Dr. will put your mind at ease and you can find out for sure.

    ps. I found that sitting on the ground with my knees up by my chest caused the pressure to ease up some.

    Red*Panda on
    redpandasmall.jpg
  • Options
    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I do get acid reflux often. I'll try to OTC antiacids and seeif it makes any difference.

    nexuscrawler on
  • Options
    shwaipshwaip Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I had similar symptoms and it was a spontaneous pneumothorax: http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=35772

    A simple way that I've learned to test it is to bend over and try to touch your feet, and then stand back up. If it feels like something moved in your chest, it's probably a spontaneous pneumothorax.

    shwaip on
  • Options
    SarcastroSarcastro Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Could just be one of your ribs is out. If it gets tight when you breathe in, and the pain occasionally moves to the side when bending, sometimes you just need a solid rib/back cracking. Chiropractors are excellent in this regard.

    Sarcastro on
  • Options
    SerphimeraSerphimera Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Could be mold. Do you have black stuff growing on your windows? Yucky smelling furniture? Try washing everything you can—pillows, pillow cases, sheets, couch covers, etc. Well, even if that's not the cause, it can't hurt to do extra cleaning.
    Whatever you do, make sure it includes a doctor’s visit.

    Serphimera on
    And then I voted.
  • Options
    stixs4321stixs4321 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Sarcastro wrote:
    Could just be one of your ribs is out. If it gets tight when you breathe in, and the pain occasionally moves to the side when bending, sometimes you just need a solid rib/back cracking. Chiropractors are excellent in this regard.
    Tight back, chest muscles and poor posture can all lead to trouble when breathing (deep). Hence why people will usually attempt meditation after yoga because their air ways are more open after the fact.

    I sometimes get some pain at the bottom of my diaphram near the rib cage because that rib slightly sticks out. Is it on your ribs you get the pain? You can tell by simply touching the rib and seeing if its sore. I used to think I was having a heart attack or something but it was just sore ribs in my chest :P.

    Anyways good luck with the problem and hit up the doctor, it could some of the things people have listed in the thread.

    stixs4321 on
Sign In or Register to comment.