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newbie... chest pains while laying down

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 14, 2009
  • 09:31 PM

hello all..

i did find a few posts similar to mine on here...

my problem is sharp stabbing pains in my left side when i breath..

for the last 11 years.. every time i lay down.. on my left side or flat on my front... within 2 mins i will start getting sharp pains when i breath in, only on my left side.. i can only take short breaths until this passes but have to move off my front or left side..

i have been to the docs 3 time about this.. have had full body test
and scans to find any problems... nothing

my specialist told me i shoud take a few ibuprofen when i get the pains..!!

every night!!! and any way that doesnt work..

i was told it "MAY" be due to a liver disorder called gilberts syndrome, but reading in to that doesnt quite explain my problem..

i would really like to hear from anyone who has had these problems or similar cause i am soon to go back to docs and ask for more tests..

i play football, squash and run... im 29... 6ft ... 13,5 stone .
i outrun most of the 20 year olds on the football pitch..
never experience any pains while playing sports.

anyone with any input would be greatly appreciated.

G

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  • I'm about to make my own post about this.. I think we have the same problemI get a sharp burning pain (that gets real bad when I breathe deep) in my left lung when I wake up from a long sleep in certain positions, but it goes away as soon as I change my position or simply get up.. its been going on for a year and a half now.. sometimes i can feel something (not really a pain, but just an annoyance) in the same spot when I sit certain ways..I was scared it could be lung cancer I have an apt monday for a chest x rayI dont have a cough associated with it or anything and I play basketball (and can go all day) with out any problem...
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  • sounds very similar.. other than sleeping on my left... only used to get it when i was layed on my front playing on my playstation.. i now get the pain... stabbing like feeling when taking normal breaths..when i have been on my left hand side... my front and sometimes even when i have been on my back.. never when sitting up.. usually within 5 minutes of being upright or off my left hand side the pain goes.. so frustrating... i have had xrays and full body scan on the machine.. post back when you have been for your appt... thanks for posting I'm about to make my own post about this.. I think we have the same problem I get a sharp burning pain (that gets real bad when I breathe deep) in my left lung when I wake up from a long sleep in certain positions, but it goes away as soon as I change my position or simply get up.. its been going on for a year and a half now.. sometimes i can feel something (not really a pain, but just an annoyance) in the same spot when I sit certain ways.. I was scared it could be lung cancer I have an apt monday for a chest x ray I dont have a cough associated with it or anything and I play basketball (and can go all day) with out any problem...
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