pain in the upper back portion......
December 1, 2006 6:29am CST
i usually can not sleep right away at night so what i do, i read or i watch tv. one night, as i got up to turn the tv off, a searing pain at the upper portion of my back hit me. it was so painful that i had a hard time breathing. i called out to my sleeping husband in a very weak voice because i wanted him to pat my back hard. good thing he heard me coz just before he reached me, i passed out. that was the first time in so many years that i fainted. the only other time it happened was when i was in college and suffering from dysmenorrhea. this time, it was more painful coz it felt like the pain was from deep inside. i went to my doctor the next day and was subjected to a battery of tests, incluing a 2Decho. but everything was normal. i honestly have no idea what's wrong. our native doctors here have a term for it. they call it "panuhot" but the professional doctors don't believe in such a thing. as for me, i don't know what to think anymore. every now and then, the pain comes back but milder in severity. did anyone out there experience this, too? what was your diagnosis?
• United States
1 Dec 06
That sounds so painful. Wow I'm glad your husband reached you in time. I'm no doctor so I have no idea what it might be. Could be a pinched nerve or something of the sort, but I don't know, doctors would have seen it. Do the native doctors have any remedies for it? And does it still hurt or was it just that once? I hope everything's okay.