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Chest pain that wont go away! please help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 18, 2008
  • 02:28 PM

I'll try and give you guys as much info as possible on this so please bare with me.

I'm 22 years old, have plenty of excersie, not overweight and dont smoke(but girlfriend does) and have had pain in my chest on the left side for some time now. It's only comes about 5 times a day (often less) and lasts about 20 seconds sometimes more.The pain is sharp and feels kind of like a bubble of air traveling up just below and to the centre of my left nipple. Otherwise im fine for the rest of the day and i'm like normal.

I've been to the doctor and he says it could be COSTOCHONDRITIS and has given me anti inflammatory tablets twice(2week course and month course of tablets) to try and solve the problem.Although it seems to make the problem better it doesn't make it go away.

The problem has been going on for about 2 years now and its realy worrying to be honest. It doesn't feel like he says because the place of the pain changes (often on the other side too) and seems more an internel problem rather than bruise/soar areas, unless it is the whole lung wich is causing a problem.

Any advice or healp would be great! thanks iin advance.

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  • Hai, I've been dealing with costo for years. It's the pits. Lidoderm patches help. Hot soak or hydrotherapy. I use a lot of analgesic creams. They help. Do NOT try to excersice it through. Stop when it flares, give yourself an exercise break for a few days. Yahoo has a costo support group & so does my space & facebook.Hang in there. Listen to your body. You can always go back to your regular excercising when you feel better. Pace yourself. Sorry your having to deal with it. Hopefully it will go away.I'll try and give you guys as much info as possible on this so please bare with me.I'm 22 years old, have plenty of excersie, not overweight and dont smoke(but girlfriend does) and have had pain in my chest on the left side for some time now. It's only comes about 5 times a day (often less) and lasts about 20 seconds sometimes more.The pain is sharp and feels kind of like a bubble of air traveling up just below and to the centre of my left nipple. Otherwise im fine for the rest of the day and i'm like normal.I've been to the doctor and he says it could be COSTOCHONDRITIS and has given me anti inflammatory tablets twice(2week course and month course of tablets) to try and solve the problem.Although it seems to make the problem better it doesn't make it go away.The problem has been going on for about 2 years now and its realy worrying to be honest. It doesn't feel like he says because the place of the pain changes (often on the other side too) and seems more an internel problem rather than bruise/soar areas, unless it is the whole lung wich is causing a problem.Any advice or healp would be great! thanks iin advance.
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    • December 5, 2008
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