Trouble with an intercostal muscle.
I’m one of those guys who will avoid the doctor at any cost. I hate them even more so when something is wrong. I’ve been keeping up with my training and for personal reasons there was a need to push myself faster and harder than I’d done before. At first I didn’t take any notice of the sharp pain in my chest. I figured it would go away if I ignored it but it started getting worse.
Monday night I woke up short of breath a little panicked . I didn’t know what was going on inside me but one thing I did know was every time I took a breath it hurt. I got a sharp stabbing pain in my side nothing like I’d experienced before.
I know enough about heart attacks to know it wasn’t one. When I stayed still and focused on my breathing the pain slowly went away and breathing became normal again. It was definitely some kind of inflammation.
Wednesday morning I was still in a bit of pain. By now I figured it wasn’t going away on it’s own so I made an appointment to see the doctor. They did a whole bunch of tests to make sure it wasn’t serious and came to the same conclusion as I did. Inflammation.
After a day of painkillers and an an antiinflammatory I’m not feeling as bad. I think I’m on the mend but only time will tell.