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chest pain

Postby XkillerX » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:45 am

i have sharp throbbing pain around my sternal notch. it is not new, i felt it before, but it was never too uncomfortable. last night it started being uncomfortable during shoulder pressing and became extremly painful during bench press warmup (40kgs). torn tendons? strained muscles? 'elp?
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Postby Gelert » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:50 am

A wise man once said, chest pains are a sign God loves you and wants you to seek professional medical help.

Even if it is likely to be soft tissue in origin, go get it checked out if you can :wink:
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Postby Clem Snide » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:20 am

Go to the doc.

Likely nothing serious, but chest pain should be taken seriously by default.

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Sounds like a strained intercostal.
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Postby XkillerX » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:52 pm

I'm still dodging visiting the doc since it's feeling better and I guess he/she/both would just advise me not to train the pectoral muscles (yeah like that is going to happen). :roll:
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Postby Gelert » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:40 am

You do know that angina pectoris is characterized by pain in that region and is often triggered by exercise? Or that a prominent pulse in the suprasternal notch in a young chap such as yourself can be indicative of problems with the aorta, the next indication of which might be paid with your life?

People aren't advising you to go to the doctor on the probability that it is a muscular/soft tissue problem, they're advising you go on the smaller but much more serious possibility that it's a heart problem.

Man up and see the doc. We don't want you haunting kettles for real any time soon.
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Postby moggy » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:38 am

The chance of it being to do with your heart is very slim, but you'd be a total mug not to get it checked, so go and get checked by a doc !(pleeease!)
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Postby fredrikw » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:21 am

yeah, don't be stupid man, better safe than sorry.
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Postby haisuli » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:32 pm

Anything new concerning your chest? Have you visited doc? It can bother mind until it's sorted out...

What kind of health-care system there are in Serbia?
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Postby Johnboy74 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:55 pm

Yeh I would say get it checked out Killer!
About two years ago around Christmas I was getting severe chest pains and was worried I was going to have a heart attack. The longer it went on the most worried I got. I eventually went to the docs and he said I have a heart murmur, which stuck me down and I was convinced my days we're numbered. I was booked into a heart specialist the following well for ECG and treadmill tests etc... I was beside myself with worry. But after all the tests the specialist said I was perfectly fine and no heart murmur, apparently at the beginning of the pain I was worrying myself and making it worse in a cycle repeating itself until it was quite severe. So it was stress that brought it on and stress that made it get worse and worse. The moral of this story, go the doctor! peace of mind will prevail! :D
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Postby XkillerX » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:25 pm

Nope not yet, basically it hurts rarely and not much, especially when I'm high on adrenaline. Last time it hurt when I deadlifted, not when I benched. I'll still get it checked hopefully next week.
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Postby XkillerX » Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:45 pm

No heart problems, most probably strained chest muscles due to weird and bad sleeping positions :!: :?: :!: :?: , soothing cremes won't work because it's too deep, either get my sleeping habits in order or start taking heavy medication :roll:
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Postby XkillerX » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:12 am

Well I finally found one good thing about civil service and that's the possibility to whine to the army doctors to send me off to the Military Academy of Medicine.

Long story short I tracked down a chest surgeon who called my case Calcification of Microlesions around my sternum.

So far no surgery or radiation required, my treatment is rubbing up most of my chest with Diclofenac gel, then taping it up with plastic bags, then chest bands to keep it tight and warm.

Not exactly what I would call dream medicine but 2+ weeks in almost all of the pain is gone. Woohoo!
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Postby xrodolfox » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:42 am

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Postby Gelert » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:08 am

[quote="XkillerX"]
So far no surgery or radiation required, my treatment is rubbing up most of my chest with Diclofenac gel, then taping it up with plastic bags, then chest bands to keep it tight and warm.


Suitably kinky. Glad you put this one to bed matey.
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Postby moggy » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:14 am

I'm very glad to hear that you are on the mend :)

(does sound quite kinky treatment though :D )
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