Post thoracotomy intermittent painful muscle spasm.
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i am over two years post thoracotomy for diagnosis if IPF. I am still having extremely strong, painful spasms at the incision under my breast. Most times these spasms occur when I bend forward to tie my shoes or pick up something off the floor. It is like a tight squeezing feeling that makes me clutch my chest, sit down and try not to scream out. I feel like the episode may last 30 seconds with lingering tenderness for the rest of the day.
I’m wondering if anyone else has a similar problem. I seem to have stumped my doctors. I’d appreciate any advise or information anyone can give me.
I enjoy reading everyone’s posts and getting to know others with the same challenges as me. Thank you for your time!
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