2.5 months ago I had a sudden onset of sharp and extreme pain in my right lung below my armpit. After going to the doctor I had a Xray, which showed up a wedge in my lung which they thought was a blood clot or pneumonia. They then rushed me to the emergency room, and did bloods, and the d-dimer showed up normal. They sent me home with antibiotics.
I went back two days later in still the same if not worse pain than on Monday (the day it started). He sent me for a VQ scan, which showed up that i had that wedge, but it did not rule out a blood clot.
My Doctor just said that he doesn';t think it is a blood clot, and sent me home. I went back on Saturday to see him, was still in pain but was getting better so he said ok that's fine we will just check you out at the 10 day follow up scan.
10 day follow up scan was the same as the first day and because I was still in pain I had a leg doppler, then also a contract CT. Neither of these showed up anything (this was after I got pre bloods done and the d-dimer came up as twice as high as the week before- showing that I may have a blood clot).
Now, 2.5 months later, I have been having aching pains in my chest where the pneumonia was. I just had my follow up Xray and VQ scan and it showed that I still had something there, but it had decreased in size. It is still clearly visible though on the VQ scan.
Now I don't know what to do. My doctors are saying that I may just get aching for the rest of my life, which to be honest, this pain isn't extremely painful like the first week, but its just a constant pain that is there. I don't know whether this is just going to be for the rest of my life, or if I should get a second opinion.
Can anyone help?? I hope I have explained enough.. i have had every test imaginable... its exhausting!!
Please help anyone with ANY advice I would gladly like to hear.
Do the pressure points and pranayam and let me know how you are feeling after 21 days.
Lungs pressure point
Press the point on the palm of the hand between the two middle fingers(1 cm below) for 7 seconds and release.. and repeat this 20 times, 2 or 3 times a day.There will be pain when you press the point.
Chest pain/lungs pressure point
Press the tip of the little finger very hard, for 3 seconds and release.Do this for a few days, until the pain goes down.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Anulom Vilom pranayam –
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.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 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.
august 12, 2011
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