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10 December 2008 @ 08:45 am
So, um, those chest pains?  
As I was sitting in the Urgent Care, I noticed that they were position-dependent -- if I leaned back, they settled down and went away. Over the last couple of days (now that the hypochondria/anxiety has gone away) the pains have gone away completely -- so long as I sit up straight, or lean back slightly.

...did I just get an EKG and an expensive blood test for poor posture??


I don't think so, honestly. There must have been some trigger; there's nothing about "bruised esophagus" hypothesis that's incompatible with position-dependence. But, jeez.
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Your Obedient Serpent: barcodeathelind on December 11th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Reflux and I are OLD friends, and this wasn't it. See my reply to Doc Mystery, below.
"And I realized I did want a drink, after all.": catmacircuit_four on December 10th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you probably did. And given my dad died of his 2nd coronary when I was just 11... PLEASE KEEP DOING THINGS LIKE THAT, sir. ♥
Pakapaka on December 10th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
For some reason that makes me think even more that you've got some sort of esophagal thing going on.
silussa on December 11th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
Maybe. Beats my sending Quelonzia an email offering sympathy on the death of her mate, don't you think?
doc_mysterydoc_mystery on December 11th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
This doesn’t sound like reflux.

It sounds a bit like MSK pain; has costochondritis, or even Tietze’s Syndrome been considered?

After the EKG and cardiac enzymes chest radiograph would have ruled out all the other serious possibilities on the differential.

::B::
Your Obedient Serpent: barcodeathelind on December 11th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
Oh, no, I'm pretty sure it's not reflux. I've had acid reflux for a LONG time, and it's been largely under control with Prevacid for over a decade now. I'm well-acquainted the symptoms; GERD, for me, feels like a burning sensation, while the Mystery Chest Pains of this weekend felt like a bruise or muscle ache.

As for the other stuff -- no, they didn't really go into all that, though my doctor might want to follow up in that direction once they get the results to him.
Bobyourbob on December 11th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
Nah. You're relieving some sort of pressure on something when you sit up or back. It's another piece of the puzzle.