I woke up a few weeks ago with pain in my sternum which was agregated on resting and when upon movement was better. EKG was fine. The sternum pain has gone but pain is mostly above my breasts. I wouldnt describe it as painful. Uncomfortable. Dr inititally said perhaps it is a muscle pull. But I have been drs a number of times. Chest xray clear as I have had a cough too. Bloods fine. But I keep coughing pheglm. Antiacids havnt made the chest pain go away no.
The pain is above my sternum, Below my throat and collarbone are but directly above my breasts. I do feel it when I move my chin towards.
I also have an uncomfortable feeling around my neck and shoudlers.Occasionally I have felt the pain around my back. I have experienced belching. I am just wondering If I have had the anti acids for a few days surely there should be some sort of ease from the discomfort?
I am not sure if this is related, but a few weeks before the pain started I had a glass of fresh lemon water before bed for about 7days,
Dr diagnosed acid reflux on the basis when he felt my stomach I had pain directly below the rib cage area and I coughed,
To be honest, I have been so stressed in thinking I may have the big C. Which is not helping I guess. I have had an ECG which was normal. The thing is I wouldnt describe it as pain but more as a discomfort at times aggregated by certain foods. Like a chocolate will increase the coughing also the Phelgm. I have been going out of my mind feeling I have the C of some sort.
I have also lost about 5lbs since this started, I felt better a few days ago but unfortunately due to the food I had. (fried) the chest pain came back. Does the Phelgm link in with the acid reflux?
I just read a story online about a lady who had cancer of the ospheogal and she had chest pains only and no acid reflux symtoms. So it scared me.
Thank you so much. You have reassured me. What would you suggest as my next steps? Do I wait for the anti acids to kick in for another week or see my doctor sooner? Dr feels perhaps I am stressing too much and this could also be a cause.
To summarise my symptoms are the following.
clear phelgm/ sometimes yellow
dry cough often after food
upper back, neck and chest discomfort and pain.
Belching after eating and drinking.
Waking up sore.
Chest discomfort directly below collar pain central and sternum area.
lost 5lbs so far.
Can you give me a summary too please so we can conclude this well.
(I am a lawyer by profession)