Re: SP Panic
Hi! I am so sorry what you are going through! I had almost the exact same thing happen a year ago. I had never had asthma or any other problems before. I did smoke (which I quit and NEVER smoked another one after getting out of the hospital). I had a really bad sinus infection and bronchitis, and then woke up then next morning with chest pain. Long story short, went back to the Dr., who said I had inflamed chest muscles. It did feel better after a few weeks. Then, a month later, I was stretching and my chest went stiff, started coughing and all of that like crazy. This time I could really feel something moving in my chest. Went back to the Dr. the next day, and same thing again, inflamed chest muscles. I was told to come back for a check-up 6 days later, and I told them I could still feel something moving in there. They then sent me for a CT, and after that I was in the hospital with a chest tube. It took me a long time to actually not feel anything, and I still get pains! I know that sounds crazy, but apparently those chest tubes can do some nerve damage. The worst part about it is the anxiety of it happening again!!! But, I think most people have that for a long time, because once you've had a chest tube, you do not want another one for sure!!! I promise that you will get better though : ) It's just a lengthy process. But, I always have peace of mind knowing that it is something that can be fixed. Good luck and I will be glad to chat anytime!!