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Picking heavy objects as a trigger?

does anybody get triggered when you carry heavy objects. I get triggered when I carry my DD around. She is six years old. Yesterday after trying to get DD to calm down (I was rocking her during a melt down ) I had pain along my sternum and shortness of breath after that.

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  • LK

    Breathe Easy,  Would be a good question for your doctor!

    I thought for you.  Could it be that when you are carrying her you are leaning or twisting and that could be affecting you?  The twisting along with the weight bearing could be aggravating an old injury?  Perhaps that in turn is giving you the shortness of breath?  Guess that's more than one thought!  

     

  • Breatheeasy

    Oh I always thought it could be asthma or costochondritis. So it’s not normal.

    I have to mention it to the doc then.

    Thanks guys.

  • Breatheeasy

    I discussed this with my doc over the phone since he’s travelling and he says either there’s an infection or it could me costochondritis. I’m meeting him when he gets back. Or I’ll go the orthopaedic if my pulmo isn’t back next week.

  • Emelina

    Does it hurt when you push on your chest where the sternum meets your ribs? Usually costochondritis is easy to catch just by pushing on someone’s chest. 

    Question: do you feel short of breath like you are tight, or short of breath due to chest pain from breathing in? 

    If it’s a musculoskeletal pain, you could ask your doctor if topical patches for pain would help. My parents use salon pas and love them. Also heating pad could help to relax your muscles. Or my favorite, bubble bath! 

  • Breatheeasy
    Emelina posted:

    Does it hurt when you push on your chest where the sternum meets your ribs? Usually costochondritis is easy to catch just by pushing on someone’s chest. 

    Question: do you feel short of breath like you are tight, or short of breath due to chest pain from breathing in? 

     

    Mostly the latter although it alternates between the two. So I think one aggravates the other. I think my heavy breathing set off the costochondritis. Which in turn flared my asthma because of the erratic breathing.

  • K8sMom2002

    Breatheeasy, how's your chest doing today? I've had bouts of costochondritis, and it can be super painful to breathe in. 

    Has your doc suggested a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug — like Aleve or naproxen or ibuprofen?