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Are you having fever?
Is the pain increases when you breath?
type of pain (dull, cramping, pusating)how long this pain continue(minutes? hours?) Is it related with food?Do you have any heart, lung ,bowel or liver problem?Any past significant medical or surgical illness?Are you on some medications?Since how long you been having this all?did you had any recent chest injuries ?
the pain is a dull ache that is worse when lying down or bending over
doesn't seem to be related with food
no lung, heart, bowel or liver problems that I am aware of
no significant surgeries
strep thoat early this year
take mircette (birth control)
this has been going on for over a week
no recent chest injuries
You have symptoms related to condition called Costochondritis .in this condition symptoms of chest wall pain,with radiating towards back /arms ..on touching the chest wall there is tenderness and pain.. however costochondritis may mimic like heart pain(an ECG is recomended to patients) )..(in some women fibromyalgias is also found as the major cause leading to simillar conditions)...costochondritis normally resolves within few weeks, so just dont worry.
You can take OTC NSAID's ie Motrin(ibuprofen), or Naproxen(aleve) are the standard medications used in such cases.
Antidepressants(tricyclic) will relieve from pain that make difficulty to sleep at night.
I suggest you to have some vitamin therapy(B-complex)..this may provide relieve form these symptoms.
Rest(avoid vigrous activities ,this may worsen the pain)
Avoid anxiety and stress..
you can use some warm pads on the paining area.
If the symptoms still persist please contact your doctor as other cause(pulmonary)may be related to this condition,.you will need to have some diagnostic tests to rule out this possibility.(MRI Scan, sputum test,and routine blood tests.)
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