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Is It Part Of Narcolepsy

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Im just wondering if any one else gets random shots of sharp pains in the chest. now dont everybody freak out and say go to the hospitol, I have. this is not new its just random and has been for years.

For a day or so and only every now and then I get a sharp shooting pain on the right side of my chest. the first time it happend to me i freaked out and went to he ER. aside from hi blood pressure from being freaked out i was ok.

I have tried to figure If its diet, stress or somthing but i havent been able to make any connections.

I guess Im woundering if if anyone else can relate, does any think this could be some sort of phantom pain and being in the newbie catagory in the understanding Narcolepsey and its many branches, and can any of you mature trees aout there school me a little of the other similar litte joys Narcolepsy brings us?

I dont know if Im more scared at this point are just pissed I dont know what ti is. one thing I do know is I feel somthing I dont like cause Im doing a great job of masking whatever it is with sarcasm.

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Talk about a condition with quirks!

I know there are a few with different symptoms that we walk around with, never knowing if it's the N or not. Doesn't everyone have the weird spikey pain in their chest now and then?

Then we see on the news how we should seek medical attention right away when it happens...uh oh.

I think some of these things are easy to explain, like depression. If you have a condition like narcolepsy and spend any portion of your life with the people closest to you not quite "getting it", it bound to bum a person out in a serious way.

And bi-polar disorder (ugh...don't get me started). Bi-polar disorder was the default when the shrinks didn't know what the heck to label what was wrong with a patient. It was the new Pink for awhile. I'd gladly take a dollar for every person that was diagnosed with Manic/Depression 2.0 and handed a bottle of Zyprexa without being asked how they were sleeping. I bet I could by everyone in the community a new car with my earnings.

Restless Leg Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Raynaud's syndrome seems to be common among narcoleptics...just an observation I've made. I hate ailments with names. I prefer to think of them all as crazy stuff that happens.

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little puff farts

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if it was something like gall bladder or appendix

Gas can cause similar symptoms! One night I had such severe pain that I called the ER, and they thought that my appendix was about to give up the ghost. The pain was honestly worse than delivering my first son (not my second), and that's saying quite a bit. Luckily, enough time had passed as did the gas, and no surgery done.

I bet everyone is lovin' this.

Sorry, AssW/Fire, I didn't want to deviate from your topic, but I suppose it's in my nature.

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Hi all!

About the sharp chest pains: I'm not sure if this is what you have but I had sharp pains in my chest a lot and I went to the doctor and after a thorough check-up, she told me I had costalcondritis (sp?) or Tiestze's (sp?). It's basically inflammation between the sternum or something. She prescribed ibuprofin for 2 weeks and it went away. Once again, I'm not sure if that's what you have, but I thought I'd mention it.

Erin

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the pains are gone now. I think for me the chance that it is a gas related pain might make sense. I dont have asthma so I can rule that out, but the bound up gas seems to kind of feel like the right notion, Im not going to pretend I can diagnose my self and Im confident nothing "major" is wrong from the numerous times I have been to the doctors for other reasons. I think the association I make with the pain when giving it some consideration fits in the painful gas catagory its just in an unusuall place from your typical too many hot wings locations.

I just found myself woundering what I would be doing right now if I didnt find it neccesary to worrie about these things?

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