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Thoracic pain

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Timbercat, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Timbercat

    Timbercat Well known member

    I was on the forum yesterday - see shoulder and thoracic pain. I woke up in so much pain again which gets better when I get up. I just made coffee and sat here in the dark sobbing that I have yet one more obstacle. Its the thoracic pain that is frightening me. I feel like I need to go to my PCP and at least rule out fracture including compression. There is no way she will order an mri since it just started 2 days ago. The pain is bad enough that I cannot take a deep breath. Makes it hard to relax. I did search our site for thoracic pain and found many stories which gave me some hope. I am just so fatigued and dont see any option except to go to the doctor AGAIN. Anybody with thoughts to help?
  2. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Timbercat, I also saw your first post but will reply here.

    I don't know what you might have already reported, so please understand that I'm being cautious when I ask if you've been thoroughly checked out and cleared by your general practitioner? I know nothing about thoracic pain, but I'm having the same reaction as your PT, which is that if you're having 10/10 pain in your back and anything that resembles shortness of breath, you need to be sure that your heart is not involved with these symptoms.

    It's not a failure to get this checked out by an MD. It's just a setback! Hopefully, "they won't find anything wrong" and you'll have one more piece of evidence to use against your fearful brain.

    Keep us posted, okay? We're pulling for you.

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2018
  3. Timbercat

    Timbercat Well known member

  4. eskimoeskimo

    eskimoeskimo Well known member

    Just letting you know that I had thoracic pain as my primary symptom for a few years and it went away.

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