Sclero and chest pain
Posted 05 April 2008 - 12:51 PM
On another note, there are some insensitive people working in the medical profession. Several of the nurses and techs while in the hospital upon hearing I have Sclero gave me such pitiful comments such as "oh my, you're so young to have that" or "has it affected your organs yet?". At first I didn't respond at all because I was so surprised, but then I started telling them to do some research on it and take a sensitivity class (that was the day I'd been poked for the 4th time so I was a little on edge )
Posted 05 April 2008 - 02:22 PM
Barbara aka relicmom1
Posted 05 April 2008 - 02:26 PM
Posted 05 April 2008 - 02:28 PM
I'm sorry, I don't have any insight to help with your question. I really wish I could help you with some thoughts on that. It sounds like you had a strong team of doctors that tried to find an answer for you but unfortunately, they were not able to locate the problem. Is the colonoscopy the last stop? Did they give you anything to help with the pain? I do hope you feel better quickly, I know that can be a really scary feeling for you with that constantly happening.
On your second note, however, cutto's to you!!! You're so bang on, you made me laugh, literally . Your answer was both great and classic!! We can only hope they do both, I know, yeah right, not likely going to happen!
Keep us updated!
Posted 05 April 2008 - 03:04 PM
Gareth had horrible chest pains when he first started with symptoms. Since his lung X-rays and heart were 'normal' the rheumatologist *thought* it was from his restrictive lung disease brought on by fibrosis. The way it was explained to me is that the tighter the fibrosis becomes, the harder it is to take a deep breathe due to pain, but because your body is telling you to breath in deeper, the fibrosis pulls at the chest walls. The gastro doctor told me he thought the pain was from esophageal spasms and put him on nitro pills when it was really painful. Gareth said they did help him. Just two ideas to consider.
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 05 April 2008 - 03:38 PM
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Posted 05 April 2008 - 06:07 PM
Hopefully this won't be a constant symptom.
It is what it is...........
Posted 05 April 2008 - 10:37 PM
Posted 06 April 2008 - 04:27 AM
I hope you continue to get some answers. Don't give up and stay on them until they come up with a definite answer that makes sense.
Take care and warm hugs,