Hello there :) Long post warning!!!
I'm a 17 year old girl and I've been having this problem for just over two years. It's a sharp stabbing pain in a part of my right lung whenever I breathe in, with the affected area probably being about the diameter of a golf ball, but the pain spreads outwards too. It's a constricting sort of feeling too, as though I can't breathe in fully. It's nearish the sternum but the ribs aren't tender to touch or anything. Sometimes the pain spreads to my right shoulder and neck too :S
I first got these chest pains in the summer of 2008, and they just came out of nowhere, but soon afterwards I had a MASSIVE coughing fit that lasted about an hour. They stayed really bad and almost constantly for about a month afterwards, but became less constant after that. However, some days I still get them and often the pain occurs in other parts of my lungs. I've had a chest x-ray, ECGs, blood pressure tests, have been prescribed an inhaler and have had a blood test, none of which have returned any diagnosis. However the blood test results did say "Abnormalities noted" which my doctor helpfully chose not to explain :rolleyes:
I have several other medical complaints too- I suffered from migraines, "silent migraines" (aura without migraine pain), "ice-pick headaches", I don't sleep well, I have a real problem with visual disturbances and have had some issues with anxiety and depression. The problem is, now I'm seeing a psychiatrist, I'm worried that any biological causes for the chest pains will be ignored. It has affected my health (I'm normal weight, bordering on underweight, but have terrible stamina and poor fitness :o and my ability to take part in strenuous activities. I'm open to the idea that the pains are psychological, but steps haven't been taken to prevent them in this area either.
If anyone has any ideas as to the cause or has had experience in this before I'd be ever so grateful :)
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