I'm starting a course soon, to study Aromatherapy because I want to work for myself on "my" terms. The course includes study of Anatomy & Physiology! So I've been busy looking into A&P in preparation and came across the Thymus Gland. It's the gland responsible for the immune system, it makes an interesting read if you google it!
It caught my attention because of where it's situated in the chest!
For 18 months now I've had pain and discomfort in that area, and I've also had a cough for the same length of time which my steroid inhaler is not helping at all... it got me thinking whether or not my cough and pain is my thymus gland.
Non of the doctors I've seen so far have even thought about it!
I'm probably over reacting, but I'm fed up of them saying it's costochondritis, it hurts when I inhale right in that area just under the sternum, and only gets worse over time!
I wheeze at night and cough all the time, and it's not my asthma, well I don't think it is anyway.
I think I'll mention to my doc next time I see her
Thanks for reading my rant, I've finished now!