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Offline rjh18

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upper back hurts when I breath
« on: October 01, 2009, 10:57:34 PM »
Yesterday I began to experience pain in my upper back just below the shoulder blade when I take a deep breath. It feels like a tightness. I'm worried this may be a lung problem. In general the last few weeks I have experienced shortness of breath which I think is anxiety related. I went to the nurse and she checked my pulse etc and said my oxygen intake was normal which led me to believe it was anxiety. Also I have been under a lot of stress recently as my father passed away and I've moved mother down closer to me. I'm more nervous about the upper back pain.
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Offline Bandini

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Re: upper back hurts when I breath
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 12:33:36 AM »
how have you been sleeping?  Possibly more imporant, what are you sleeping on?
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Re: upper back hurts when I breath
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 01:24:52 AM »
I got a wicked bout of bronchitis after my father died.

Some new agey guy once told me that severe emotional traumas are like physical traumas... you get hit and then they rise from your center to the surface like a bruise. I don't usually listen to that stuff, but I do find it interesting that so many people who've suffered losses get colds, bronchitis, and other lung ailments after the stress ends.

Anyway, I'm sure it's just the stress. Make sure someone is taking care of you while you're looking after your mom, okay? 
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Re: upper back hurts when I breath
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 07:52:23 AM »
I have that right now.  It's not as bad as it was, but it was hurting REALLY bad.  Mine almost felt like it went into my chest.  Try laying on a heating pad.  It seemed to help me.  Also, take some Motrin or Advil.
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Re: upper back hurts when I breath
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009, 10:20:47 AM »
I have had this before... it has come and gone.  Thought it could just be allergy related, cuz I get it in my chest too.  It also could be anxiety related.


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