Werid Chest discomfort

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Hi everyone,

Sorry to bother you guys again but, for a few weeks now, since coming back from a trip from my Aunt's house, I've been feeling this werid chest discomfort on my left side upper area, abit above the heart I believe.

During my week trip to my Aunts house, I wasn't able to take my thyroid meds on time, as well as my iron and Vitamin D pills. We were always on the run and I would sometimes forget to take my Vitamin D or iron pills at all. But I did make sure I took my thyroid meds, and blood thinners each day for certian.

Also during that time I had accidently over pulled my lung muscle while reaching for my backpack and had inflammed the lower left lung wall very very bad a.k.a pleurisy. I was in bad pain for about two-three days. But it wasn't the first time I had pleurisy, I had it once or twice before. But that was like a month or so ago and don't really feel any inflammation anymore.

But since I've noticed that strange discomfort on the upper left side. It's not painful, but bothersome. It's kinda like a werid slight dull pullng senation I guess. It doesn't hurt when I breath or anything. When I went in for my Holistic doctor appointment, I told her about it. She listened to my chest, and felt on it, and said it was probably just a muscle thing, probably from the pluerisy.

I don't know if she's right or not. I'm getting kinda worried cause it hasn't gone away for like weeks now. Have any of you guys ever felt this sensation? Just want to make sure it's nothing serious, but at the same time I don't want them to just throw me under another C.T. scan and be exposed to extra radiation, which my body has had enough xrays, and C.T. scans on and off for like two years and then the radioactive Iodine. Also want to make sure it's not a side effect of natural thyroid meds, or just part of having hypothyroidism?

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    Hi, sorry I've not met this before. It's not likely to be thyroid, or thyroid medication related. Does it hurt more on movement? If so try a physiotherapist. They will be able to advise on what actions not to do and what exercises/stretches will help.
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      It doesn't quite hurt or nothing. It's noticable mostly sitting really and sometimes walking. It does tho feel more irritated when I do move my left arm around or when I try and rub the area with my hand.

      If it continues after trying the suggestions Shelly gave, I will as my GP to refer me to a physiotherapist.

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      I had a problem where I strained something in my side. I mentioned it my GP and he knew what I'd done and said it would take 6 weeks to heal. I see a physio anyway about my shoulder and I asked her about it, again she knew exactly what was wrong and was able to do some deep tissue massage which helped and told me how to stretch it to help it heal. It also helped with the pain.
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      Hello Barbara & PRthyroid: 

      Deep tissue massage is wonderful and will help to lessen pain and increase circulation to the area. In the USA we have to pay for it, unless a doctor orders it or Physio. 

      Once my husband pulled a tendon in his chest area and the PT person said, some mild stretches help.  Our tendons or ligaments have some  atrophy if we do not use the them enough. He said take a towel and just hold it in your hands behind your head and stretch out one way and then another.  However you may want to let it settle down if it hurts too much to try.

      Shelly

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    Hello Prthyroid:

    I am an RN and live in the USA.

    Well it sounds more like a tendon problem.  We all have ligaments and tendons that support our chest area.  If you do a movement that is not normal for you, it can make micro-tears in your tendonor ligament tissue.

    It will take time to heal, take Vit C for healing, and rest it and use a heating pad on low to the area.  Soak in a tub if able.  Try and cutail any strange movements for a week or so.  In some people they ice it and ice can reduce tissue inflammation weeks after an injury.  So try ice pads to it.  Which ever works on you.

    If it gets worse - see your GP.  Also if able take a pain reducer like Motrin or Naproxen.  (Ibuprofen, is Motrin).

    Shelly

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      Thanks Shelly, you're very knowledgable. And I really appreciate the time you take to answer people's questions.

      I will try and take Vit C and try heating and ice pads as well. I"m not one to take pain meds, or any other meds that is not a have to. Plus being on blood thinners I can't take much but tylenol.

      Thanks again.

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      Hello PRthyroid:

      Oh yes, do not take  Motrin because you are on blood thinners. Just take Tylenol if needed. Try and rest the area. Do use ice or heat.  If you use ice pads use a tee shirt between you and the cold pad. It will take a bit of time to heal.

      Stay well, Shelly

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