Do u all think that i should go for a ct scan to rule out lung cancer?? i feel i should do it. If i do it and i am ok, then my mind is ease. I am just afraid that if i do it and i have it, i can't go through it.
Well if you do have lung cancer (which you dont , i'm sure). Then you are going to have to face it sooner or later.
You could have a CT scan to put your mind at rest, but if you have to pay a lot of money for it, it will be a waste of money I fear.
The Doctor would have said he wanted you to have the CT scan if he felt it necessary. But if thats all thats going to relax you then go for it. Have it done, and stop putting yourself through this hell.
The reason i feel that it is cancer is because i am a smoker. Of course i am terrified. So naturally i am thinking that i wouldbe getting cancer. Furthermore, it need not take much for me to get breathless. Acid reflux won't get me breathless right? These days i am doing some exercise, walking and climbing steps. I am able to climb 20 floors at my condominium. When i am exercising, i can feel that when i take a deep breath, there will be a slight strain or pain at the center, just below the diafram/ribs (not sure how to spell that). sometimes i get slight pain/strain at my lower right ribs, soemtimes at upper left chest. so because of this, i will always think it is my lungs.
I am not sure whether it is anxiety, but i totally feel different after the chest pains started. When i breath in, i just feel that my chest is very thight. My upper chest muscles are tightening as well. why are you all so sure that it is not the beginning of lung cancer?? there must be a reason right? these days, i only thinking whether i would have the time to take care of my loved ones. peace be with you all brothers and sisters.
Of course anxiety is killing me softly, or maybe you can say the guilt of putting myself at risk is consuming me. I let down my parents and girlfriend. The only thing that i give them are problems. But seriously, i just don't feel well. I am still coughing, not as bad as previously. Still under medication. But one thing that i notice is that, everytime i cough, there would be flam and the flam will have brownish stuff. Touch wood so that i will be well.
Guys, just checking, how bad is the radiation from a ct scan? the hospital which gave me the scan, told me to change to a shirt whereby the strings to tie are in the front. Hence when they injected me and moved me, there will be holes in the center. the hole sizes are about 2inches by 1.2 inches!! will there be a problem for me?? Also i just took a chest xray on 2/11/08. Is there anything to worry about?
I am really not sure what is going on, but i am gonna lose my gf soon. The problem is that i keep telling her my condition. The most reason thing that happen is that i went for a massage yesterday. The girl who massage me saw me that i was touching my chest as it was uncomfortable. she volunteered to massage my chest. It was a bit painful when she did it. At the end i was breathing better. when i breath in and out there is now no strains. She told me that my veins at my chest is very thight, hence is causing my lungs to have problem. She massaged my chest as i was facing upward. then she massaged my back to ease my breathing. As i was facing downward for that few minutes, i suddenly feel there is flam at my throat and when i cough it out it contained a little blood. What the hell is going on??? What should i do now??
update: Since i went for the massage, i noticed that when i take a deep breath, there is no longer any pain at the center underneath the diafram. i noticed that when i slept yesterday night, breathing has been easier with 2 pillows rather than one. the strenum is painful only when i start to press it. But the pain has been lesser compared to yesterday. I believe that is a muscular pain. Based on this, i believe that i am getting better. However, now at the back of my ear, not at the cartilage this time, at my right ear, i noticed a small little bumb that is about to grow. i sure hope that it is not a lympth node. i sure hope that it don't grow. Flame has been very less. cough has stopped. everynight i have been sweating excessively especially when i don't put on the fan. Also yesterday, when i was trying out some coats, i became breathless/tired fast. it is like i am strectching my lungs. is this symptoms funny? am i better or not??
There are a few days of which there is blood from my spit. When i spit on to a tissue, there is like a dot of blood(pin needle size). The days are on the 10,11,12,15. I still believe that the blood is from my throat especially when i force the phelgm. I feel like there is a wound in my throat but the doctor says otherwise. There is a small node growing from the back of my ear, will confirm with the specialist whether it is a lympth node or not. The worrying thing is that, as i was sleeping yesterday night, i suddenly feel chest pains on my right. Noticing this, i relaxed awhile and try to find out the source of pain. I found out that it is highly likely a muscular pain. Then the pain moved to the right, again i believe it is a muscular pain. Also there is a shortness of breath, it is like as i wanna take deep breath, i feel the chest is heavy. Also as this happen, i feel both my hands numb. pin and needle feeling. This afternoon, i felt the same things, except the muscular pains. I also feel like i wanna get sore throat every single day. Also, when i was taking a nap, i dreamt 3 times that i coughed blood. Each time more blood. I just hope that it would not be a de ja vu, as i have any many de ja vu's before. Also i notice that i cannot sleep in an airconditioned room anymore. I just feel very cold. Even the fan blowing a little fast, i will feel chilled. I am more comfortable when i don't on the fan. Sweating it out. The pain at the strenum is still there when i press, but it is lesser. probably due to the girl massaging me the other day. Is there really something wrong with me? What can i do to feel better? Pls, i need advice!!
i have seen doctors and medical officers. i took an x-ray, a chest/lung ct scan. I can;t be taking a scan for esofagus as well now as i have done the above. When i got my chest pain, The first doctor told me that my x-ray is clear. he did an echo for me, he says that my heart is beating well. He treated me on acid reflux and probably my strenum is inflammed. When he did the echo for me, he really pressed the center of my strenum and it really hurts. This was done after 1 week of chest pains. Could not take it anymore and went to see the first doctor. My 2nd doctor appointment was nothing to shout about. There was discomfort when i breath in. The air breathed in feels like stuck in the cenetr of teh strenum. pain was now below the diafram, corresponds to acid reflux. Then i suddenly spit out blood. That is where i got terrified and gone to see an ear,nose and throat specilist. He mentioned that there are no growth in my ear, nose and throat. He looked in my throat and told me that there are no wounds/injury. Therefore he concluded that the blood is from my nose as he told me that my nose is fragile. 4 days later , i spit out phelgm. i saw 2 dots of blood around the phlegm. I got terrified and did a ct scan. The specialist told me that the ct scan is not needed. I still did it to see whether i did have lung caner or not? the result was good. everything from thethorax is clear. i was happy, then the following day there is a dot of blood. the dates are 10,11,12,13,15,17,18 of november. All this dates there are only dots of blood. 1 dot of blood per day. After i went for a massage, the pain under the diafram was gone. Now my strenum is less painful, as i feel that the muscular pain is reducing. Breathing has been better. When i sleep with a pillow yesteday, suddenly i felt like i couldn;t get enough air into my lungs, like my lungs has been congested.But now when i take deep breath, it is comfortable. No pains wat so ever. The complains that i am having now apart from the 1 drop of blood is that my back shoulder blade and neck has been rather stiff. i feel very sleepy throughout the day. Yawning as i work ans so on. Even driving i feel like wanna doze off. As i begin to try to convince myself taht i am healthy, there is a small little growth at teh back of my right ear. My mom says it is pimple, i feel it is a lympth node. Sometimes when i sleep, i feel pin and needles in my hands. Not only the arms but the arm. Both hands. Sometimes my feet also feel it.
What further test should i go for? what specialist should i see?