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Question about chest pain from alot of laughter


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#1 Guest_Sadie_*

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 09:38 AM

I know this probably sounds like a goofy question. My parents and I were having a good laugh last night while watching a show on tv. I got to laughing so much that my chest begin to hurt alot and I got short of breath with it. This happens quite often to me when I'm laughing alot. It gets so bad that I have to be careful to not laugh too much. Has anyone had this happen? I like watching the first few shows of American Idol and sometimes I get to laughing so much that I've turned the channel at that point. That show is so funny at the begining!

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:08 AM

Yes it does happen to me, and then I feel short of breath all of a sudden and the next thing I know I'm coughing up a storm. By the time I get it under control I'm exhausted. But its still worth the good laugh!
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:22 AM

Sweet- I know SSc makes the lines disappear, but my goodness you are looking a lot younger these days!
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 05:10 PM

LOL you are so funny!

This is Maizy, isn't she delightful?!?! She's my 20 month old granddaughter. :)
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:59 PM

Oh that explains the new younger look- I thought you might have had botox or even surgery , but didn't like to ask.

Maizy is gorgeous- I want one too!
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 04:59 AM

Hi Sadie
I have similar reaction - I like watching stand up comedy shows and when I laugh I almost can't breathe afterward, and then...also cough and cough. I'm guessing it's some kind of contraction of the airway muscles due to ??????????
But it is worth the laugh.
:)
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 08:39 AM

Dear Sadie,

Laughter is good, but can sure appreciate what happens when you do.

Take care of yourself!

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Susie
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 09:17 AM

Speaking of laughter....
Have you heard of Laughter Yoga?
At a meeting I went to, there was a speaker who spoke of and taught us a mini session on Laughter Yoga. It was so silly at first, but sure made you feel good afterwards.
I've checked and there are free classes held near where I live, so I think I will go occasionally.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 11:39 AM

Wow, I didn't know how common this pain was from laughing. Scleroderma sure is a weird illness! Cheryle, I haven't heard of Laughter Yoga. You'll have to let us know how
it goes.

Sadie