Hi everyone, I’m new around here so I’m a little anxious to make my first post.
I’m a young anxiety sufferer who regularly experiences physical symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pains and depersonalisation, and I’ve decided to post here because I’m currently anxious about things and I’m looking for some extra guidance/reassurance.
My main worry for the past week or so concerns my lungs. Last Saturday I experienced a sharp pain in my right rib area, and my mind jumped straight to the conslusion that my lung may have collapsed. I then worried about it all week until yesterday I finally figured out that the pain I was experiencing was just due to muscle tension. All was well and good until I got another strong ache in my left side this evening, which I thought and still think is trapped wind. It keeps occurring just under my left ribs and sometimes spreads to my back, but it feels as if there is a lot of pressure around that part of my chest and therefore I’ve been finding it quite hard to breathe. When I do take a full breath in, I feel a sharp pain.
I’m very worried that the trapped wind could have gotten into my ribcage and is causing my left lung to collapse partially, though others have told me that this isn’t possible. I would be extremely grateful for reassurance that it isn’t what my mind thinks it is and is just trapped wind.
Thank you so much in advance,