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Old 06-03-2002, 07:23 AM   #1
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Exclamation Pressure across top of rib cage bilaterally

Does anyone experience pressure across the top of their ribcage??? It feels like a real heavy feeling...worse today and not sure whether to call the doctor or not...sometimes standing helps alittle..maybe it gives lungs or something more room to expand??

 
Old 06-10-2002, 01:49 AM   #2
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Hi JKO,

Two weeks ago I started to feel a sporadic but repeated stabbing pain that started approx. 2 inches off the sternum under a right rib. Didn't matter what I was doing. Inhaling, exhaling, standing, exercising, lying down. Few days later, same pain spread to the opposite side off the sternum. Then more pains under the entire rib cage.

At first, I dismissed it. Thought it was a weird muscle strain maybe. However, after 2 weeks of this odd pain, I have developed a strange pressure in my chest. Makes breathing difficult - especially inhaling. It feels as if my chest was wrapped in a metal vice. There is no fever, cough, asthma history, indigestion etc. I think it's time to go and see a doctor in case it is a bacterial infection.

You see, last year, I contracted a form of ecoli (luckily not the 1075 strain). The food poisoning resulted from having eaten a hamburger at Swiss Chalet. It had to be treated with Cypro for 1 month. The bacteria caused my stomach and abdomen to extend severely where breathing was difficult and limited to shallow quick breaths. I could not eat anything because that interfered with breathing.

Hence I am thinking could what we are experiencing be another form of food poisoning or bacterial infection? Did you notice upset stomach, runs, etc.? Did you by chance have prepared chicken from a grocery store? or eaten something that made you feel unwell before your symptoms started?

Please let me know.

Thanks Rubyred33

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Old 06-15-2002, 11:28 AM   #3
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I am so sorry I am just reading your email....been going through rounds of tests and medical visits again.

I never had any GI symptoms, never had this pressure before until diagnosed with the lung disease....but no one can say what it is....alot of us seem to have it so it has to be related somehow the the IPF in our cases at least

How are you now?

 
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