When you get a cold...

Hey Gang!
It'sme schocked. Quick questions. I am 11 months inon a defrib and I notice every time I get a cold I have a stabbing pain sometimes above the box, sometimes below and sometimes in my rib cage... Normal or not normal....I liked to know cause maybe I should get checked. If there is anyone that can help please do. Thanks...



by shocked - 2008-11-21 05:11:12

Will do!

I would ask your doc

by Angelie - 2008-11-21 05:11:33

I think it's worth asking your doctor about. I have a pacemaker, but going by what you've written the pain you're feeling seems musculatory. Also I speak from experience with lung problems, the stabbing pain might be caused by pleurisy. Pleurisy is when the lining of your lungs becomes inflamed and it causes "stabbing" like pain usually in your back, but the pain can be anywhere where the pleural lining becomes inflamed. I would have to ask you if the stabbing pain correlates with taking a breath in?
Either way, you should mention this to your doctor and let him check you out.

This also...

by ela-girl - 2008-11-21 09:11:12

...could be pericarditis if it hurts when you breathe.

Either way, it's worth checking out.


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