am 33 year old family, weigh 179 pounds and have normal to low blood pressure. My regular medications is imuran, prior a week ago I was taking elatrol since April. I suffer with crohn's disease, chiari malformation and trigeminal neuralgia.
For the past month, I was suffering with left side chest pain, within the past week, the pain is more left side chest pain which is worse at night and when laying down. Last night, I was also having a stabbing pain (like a needle) on the left side chest pain. I was also recently told I have a rapid heart rate. The echocardiogram came back ok. I had problems doing the lung function tests and they are suggesting possible narrowing of the windpipe, although shortness of breath is hardly a problem of me. It would occur in minor cases, i.e. climbing a few stairs. A year ago, I had a biopsy done for a thyroid nodule, the result was a colloid cyst and was not removed. I was also born prematurely and had a tracheostomy at the age of 3 months till 3 years old.
I hope you can give me some insight I know the echocardiogram is okay and there is no evidence of MVP but I cannot stop thinking there is something wrong with my heart, or even heart attack happening on the way. I don't sleep at night from all this, as laying down hurts too much
The Yoga Pranayam (breathing exercises) will help with your problems.
1)Start the pranayam as suggested and note the following.
2) Keep a note of trigeminal neuralgia episodes.
3) Climb stairs(10 to 20 steps) everyday and when you can climb without getting breathless you symptoms will start to improve.
4) Keep a note of the first day you sleep soundly.
5) Drink warm water. Stop all cold drinks.
After 12 weeks, after observing your progress, I will suggest some more pranayam.
Build up your timing gradually. If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after 1 minute.
Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose. Duration upto 2 minutes.
Anulom Vilom –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
Duration : 10 to 20 times
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