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Melissa75
11-23-2009, 02:49 PM
I have always though my crazy lung pain was pleurisy (dry since there is never any fluid on x-rays), but this exacerbation has been different and I am thinking it has been atelectasis all along.

Last Thurs, I started with extra green sputum and chills, plus lots of chest pain. Pretty typical lower respiratory exacerbation for me. By Saturday, I was having left lung and shoulder pain--also typical for my broncho-pneumonias.

The weird part is that both Saturday and Sunday I went to sleep (after ibuprofen and hot bath) and woke up in the middle of the night with CRAZY bad left lung pain--moving at all was excruciating and breathing deep or God forbid, coughing, was OUT OF THE QUESTION. Now, this is what has been happening to me for 5 yrs quite frequently so thankfully, I no longer freak out mentally. I pant, ease myself into a bath, take painkillers, and IN THE PAST I had to wait several days for the pain to completely diminish. This time, both nights, it went away after 3-4 hours. Almost completely away too.

So, I am thinking that means it was an airway collapse and refill? Triggered my the shallow breathing of sleep? Pleurisy just doesn't make sense.

Anyone else have this happen?

Melissa75
11-23-2009, 02:49 PM
I have always though my crazy lung pain was pleurisy (dry since there is never any fluid on x-rays), but this exacerbation has been different and I am thinking it has been atelectasis all along.

Last Thurs, I started with extra green sputum and chills, plus lots of chest pain. Pretty typical lower respiratory exacerbation for me. By Saturday, I was having left lung and shoulder pain--also typical for my broncho-pneumonias.

The weird part is that both Saturday and Sunday I went to sleep (after ibuprofen and hot bath) and woke up in the middle of the night with CRAZY bad left lung pain--moving at all was excruciating and breathing deep or God forbid, coughing, was OUT OF THE QUESTION. Now, this is what has been happening to me for 5 yrs quite frequently so thankfully, I no longer freak out mentally. I pant, ease myself into a bath, take painkillers, and IN THE PAST I had to wait several days for the pain to completely diminish. This time, both nights, it went away after 3-4 hours. Almost completely away too.

So, I am thinking that means it was an airway collapse and refill? Triggered my the shallow breathing of sleep? Pleurisy just doesn't make sense.

Anyone else have this happen?

Melissa75
11-23-2009, 02:49 PM
I have always though my crazy lung pain was pleurisy (dry since there is never any fluid on x-rays), but this exacerbation has been different and I am thinking it has been atelectasis all along.

Last Thurs, I started with extra green sputum and chills, plus lots of chest pain. Pretty typical lower respiratory exacerbation for me. By Saturday, I was having left lung and shoulder pain--also typical for my broncho-pneumonias.

The weird part is that both Saturday and Sunday I went to sleep (after ibuprofen and hot bath) and woke up in the middle of the night with CRAZY bad left lung pain--moving at all was excruciating and breathing deep or God forbid, coughing, was OUT OF THE QUESTION. Now, this is what has been happening to me for 5 yrs quite frequently so thankfully, I no longer freak out mentally. I pant, ease myself into a bath, take painkillers, and IN THE PAST I had to wait several days for the pain to completely diminish. This time, both nights, it went away after 3-4 hours. Almost completely away too.

So, I am thinking that means it was an airway collapse and refill? Triggered my the shallow breathing of sleep? Pleurisy just doesn't make sense.

Anyone else have this happen?

Melissa75
11-23-2009, 02:49 PM
I have always though my crazy lung pain was pleurisy (dry since there is never any fluid on x-rays), but this exacerbation has been different and I am thinking it has been atelectasis all along.

Last Thurs, I started with extra green sputum and chills, plus lots of chest pain. Pretty typical lower respiratory exacerbation for me. By Saturday, I was having left lung and shoulder pain--also typical for my broncho-pneumonias.

The weird part is that both Saturday and Sunday I went to sleep (after ibuprofen and hot bath) and woke up in the middle of the night with CRAZY bad left lung pain--moving at all was excruciating and breathing deep or God forbid, coughing, was OUT OF THE QUESTION. Now, this is what has been happening to me for 5 yrs quite frequently so thankfully, I no longer freak out mentally. I pant, ease myself into a bath, take painkillers, and IN THE PAST I had to wait several days for the pain to completely diminish. This time, both nights, it went away after 3-4 hours. Almost completely away too.

So, I am thinking that means it was an airway collapse and refill? Triggered my the shallow breathing of sleep? Pleurisy just doesn't make sense.

Anyone else have this happen?

Melissa75
11-23-2009, 02:49 PM
I have always though my crazy lung pain was pleurisy (dry since there is never any fluid on x-rays), but this exacerbation has been different and I am thinking it has been atelectasis all along.
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<br />Last Thurs, I started with extra green sputum and chills, plus lots of chest pain. Pretty typical lower respiratory exacerbation for me. By Saturday, I was having left lung and shoulder pain--also typical for my broncho-pneumonias.
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<br />The weird part is that both Saturday and Sunday I went to sleep (after ibuprofen and hot bath) and woke up in the middle of the night with CRAZY bad left lung pain--moving at all was excruciating and breathing deep or God forbid, coughing, was OUT OF THE QUESTION. Now, this is what has been happening to me for 5 yrs quite frequently so thankfully, I no longer freak out mentally. I pant, ease myself into a bath, take painkillers, and IN THE PAST I had to wait several days for the pain to completely diminish. This time, both nights, it went away after 3-4 hours. Almost completely away too.
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<br />So, I am thinking that means it was an airway collapse and refill? Triggered my the shallow breathing of sleep? Pleurisy just doesn't make sense.
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<br />Anyone else have this happen?

LouLou
11-23-2009, 04:20 PM
The middle of the night part and the shoulder pain are indicative of gallbladder. Order and ultrasound of your gallbladder and if it reveals stones or sludge get it laproscopically removed. This happened to me. I always thought it was lung pain because they felt exactly the same.

LouLou
11-23-2009, 04:20 PM
The middle of the night part and the shoulder pain are indicative of gallbladder. Order and ultrasound of your gallbladder and if it reveals stones or sludge get it laproscopically removed. This happened to me. I always thought it was lung pain because they felt exactly the same.

LouLou
11-23-2009, 04:20 PM
The middle of the night part and the shoulder pain are indicative of gallbladder. Order and ultrasound of your gallbladder and if it reveals stones or sludge get it laproscopically removed. This happened to me. I always thought it was lung pain because they felt exactly the same.

LouLou
11-23-2009, 04:20 PM
The middle of the night part and the shoulder pain are indicative of gallbladder. Order and ultrasound of your gallbladder and if it reveals stones or sludge get it laproscopically removed. This happened to me. I always thought it was lung pain because they felt exactly the same.

LouLou
11-23-2009, 04:20 PM
The middle of the night part and the shoulder pain are indicative of gallbladder. Order and ultrasound of your gallbladder and if it reveals stones or sludge get it laproscopically removed. This happened to me. I always thought it was lung pain because they felt exactly the same.

Melissa75
11-23-2009, 04:50 PM
Hmmm. Mine was left. A quick google search led me to read right side or middle pain. Was yours either/both sides? The 1-4 hr time frame, nighttime, crazy painful part fits though.

Melissa75
11-23-2009, 04:50 PM
Hmmm. Mine was left. A quick google search led me to read right side or middle pain. Was yours either/both sides? The 1-4 hr time frame, nighttime, crazy painful part fits though.

Melissa75
11-23-2009, 04:50 PM
Hmmm. Mine was left. A quick google search led me to read right side or middle pain. Was yours either/both sides? The 1-4 hr time frame, nighttime, crazy painful part fits though.

Melissa75
11-23-2009, 04:50 PM
Hmmm. Mine was left. A quick google search led me to read right side or middle pain. Was yours either/both sides? The 1-4 hr time frame, nighttime, crazy painful part fits though.

Melissa75
11-23-2009, 04:50 PM
Hmmm. Mine was left. A quick google search led me to read right side or middle pain. Was yours either/both sides? The 1-4 hr time frame, nighttime, crazy painful part fits though.

MMBinNC
11-23-2009, 10:14 PM
I'm having my gallbladdar removed in a few weeks. My pain was mainly upper back between the shoulder blades, some lower right abdomen. I didn't have much pain in my lungs but defintly felt like shocks up and down my back. THe ultrasound may reval more than just a gallbladdar- it could be coscochondritis or something else.

MMBinNC
11-23-2009, 10:14 PM
I'm having my gallbladdar removed in a few weeks. My pain was mainly upper back between the shoulder blades, some lower right abdomen. I didn't have much pain in my lungs but defintly felt like shocks up and down my back. THe ultrasound may reval more than just a gallbladdar- it could be coscochondritis or something else.

MMBinNC
11-23-2009, 10:14 PM
I'm having my gallbladdar removed in a few weeks. My pain was mainly upper back between the shoulder blades, some lower right abdomen. I didn't have much pain in my lungs but defintly felt like shocks up and down my back. THe ultrasound may reval more than just a gallbladdar- it could be coscochondritis or something else.

MMBinNC
11-23-2009, 10:14 PM
I'm having my gallbladdar removed in a few weeks. My pain was mainly upper back between the shoulder blades, some lower right abdomen. I didn't have much pain in my lungs but defintly felt like shocks up and down my back. THe ultrasound may reval more than just a gallbladdar- it could be coscochondritis or something else.

MMBinNC
11-23-2009, 10:14 PM
I'm having my gallbladdar removed in a few weeks. My pain was mainly upper back between the shoulder blades, some lower right abdomen. I didn't have much pain in my lungs but defintly felt like shocks up and down my back. THe ultrasound may reval more than just a gallbladdar- it could be coscochondritis or something else.

Melissa75
11-24-2009, 10:28 AM
ugh, shocks up and down your back sounds awful! The article I read about gallbladder attacks yesterday said that the pain is so awful, people often opt for the surgery after one experience. Good luck with the surgery.

I've read about costochondritis before...what I have sounds similar, but it is not ever in the sternum area, and the location varies with exacerbations...but then corresponds to areas of infiltrates on x-rays...e.g. lingula=pain under left breast and into tip of shoulder (not blade, but corner of torso), lower left lobe=pain under left ribs, well below breast.

Melissa75
11-24-2009, 10:28 AM
ugh, shocks up and down your back sounds awful! The article I read about gallbladder attacks yesterday said that the pain is so awful, people often opt for the surgery after one experience. Good luck with the surgery.

I've read about costochondritis before...what I have sounds similar, but it is not ever in the sternum area, and the location varies with exacerbations...but then corresponds to areas of infiltrates on x-rays...e.g. lingula=pain under left breast and into tip of shoulder (not blade, but corner of torso), lower left lobe=pain under left ribs, well below breast.

Melissa75
11-24-2009, 10:28 AM
ugh, shocks up and down your back sounds awful! The article I read about gallbladder attacks yesterday said that the pain is so awful, people often opt for the surgery after one experience. Good luck with the surgery.

I've read about costochondritis before...what I have sounds similar, but it is not ever in the sternum area, and the location varies with exacerbations...but then corresponds to areas of infiltrates on x-rays...e.g. lingula=pain under left breast and into tip of shoulder (not blade, but corner of torso), lower left lobe=pain under left ribs, well below breast.

Melissa75
11-24-2009, 10:28 AM
ugh, shocks up and down your back sounds awful! The article I read about gallbladder attacks yesterday said that the pain is so awful, people often opt for the surgery after one experience. Good luck with the surgery.

I've read about costochondritis before...what I have sounds similar, but it is not ever in the sternum area, and the location varies with exacerbations...but then corresponds to areas of infiltrates on x-rays...e.g. lingula=pain under left breast and into tip of shoulder (not blade, but corner of torso), lower left lobe=pain under left ribs, well below breast.

Melissa75
11-24-2009, 10:28 AM
ugh, shocks up and down your back sounds awful! The article I read about gallbladder attacks yesterday said that the pain is so awful, people often opt for the surgery after one experience. Good luck with the surgery.
<br />
<br />I've read about costochondritis before...what I have sounds similar, but it is not ever in the sternum area, and the location varies with exacerbations...but then corresponds to areas of infiltrates on x-rays...e.g. lingula=pain under left breast and into tip of shoulder (not blade, but corner of torso), lower left lobe=pain under left ribs, well below breast.