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pain when breathing in deeply

hi
I am currently having tests for sarcoidosis but yesterday i developed a pain in my upper back  to the left of my spine about level with my armpit, it hurts like a pulled muscle when i breathe deeply and worse if i cough, i am having lung function tests in a couple of days, any ideas in the meantime?
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I have some breathing techniques (pranayam) for you. Initially do anulom vilom only, and start kapalbhati after the pain in upper back is gone. Carry on with the pranayam to build up the immune system.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
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.
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.

Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day. Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
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