I am 27year old female, very active (running, weights, yoga, cycle) but I am a smoker.
After taking a nap 3 days ago, I woke up with the left side of my back really stiff. The stiffness progressed into chest pains that strike anytime I take a deep breath in, yawn, hunch, bend over. It feels better after taking an analgesic
, but when that wears off and it can wake up in the middle of the night. It seems to be getting worse by day 3.I've tried taking deep breaths, stretching, relaxing, and have taken the day off from excercise.
What is this? Can it be fixed by just resting and anti-inflamatory meds, or do I need to go in for treatment.
My health insurance is horrible, and I can't afford a lot right now, but I'd like to catch this now if it may only continue to get worse.
JA: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?
Customer: Never had this. And shortness of breath only because I can't fill my lungs
up all the way
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No, otherwise I am happy and healthy