Coughing muscle spasms

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When it spasms yes feels like a pulled muscle but its a shooting pain when I cough. Yes , I read up on round ligament pain, and that's what it sounds like. Thanks.
Hi, Thank you for your question. This muscle spasm is also called as muscle fasciculation & appears when the muscle contracts on its own (without nerve stimulation). Most of the times these symptoms occur without any underlying disorder & they are not harmful or may appear after anxiety, viral illness or long-term illness. However, sometimes this muscle twitching appears as atrophy and weakness of muscle as well.
You may have thrown your back out from the coughing. A chiropractor might be able to help you. Take care.
These spasms would occur during ab. workouts, intense coughing, but especially during sexual intercourse. It feels as if there is as knot on one side or the other, which ever happens first that sits on top of my rib cage. It is very painful and I have to lay very still and almost stretch myself out on the floor to get the muscle to unwrap itself from my rib cage. After about five minutes or so, the muscle twitches awhile and then everything seems normal.
Many thanks for your helpful reply. When I have the spasms in the diaphragm area my abdomen does not become hard. I get a pain like a stitch in my left hand side, my sternum becomes very painful and sore, like the skin has been burnt, so sore I cannot bear to touch it. The spasms affect the secondary muscles of respiration, which is the cause of the breathlessness. Are not the secondary muscles of respiration smooth muscle?
For almost 1 year now I have had horrible muscle spasms in my abs when I do sit ups. I do a lot of running and other exercise and my abs never tighten up like that any other time other than doing sit ups. Everytime I try to do sit ups I can get through about 10 then the upper right abdominal area completely tightens and feels like a really really bad charlie horse. I'm just looking for any advice or experience with this that anyone can give me.
I have submitted a claim to be approved for Gulf War Illness. Often I have a severe muscle cramp and spasms down the left side of my neck, chest and back after coughing or sneezing--I literally can't even breathe for about 30 seconds until the spasms end. Is this related to any of the conditions I listed above?
my husband, 45, heavy smoker, has coughing spasms, which lead him to stop breathing and he passes out. he's been out for at least 2 minutes, maybe longer at times. on a visit to the local hospital for this condition, uninsured, they said they had no idea why he passes out, of course i told them its because he stops breathing, i want to know what the cough is about. they would do no tests, and didnt prescribe anything, just said its the winter season. that has been awhile.
Yesterday my doctor suggested I might have Laryngeal Spasms, and while I wait 2 months for the Throat specialist to get my appointment, she suggested I look online. But my symptoms don't seem to match all of yours...no voice problems or 'breathing' problems. I just get these violent coughing attacks that literally feel and behave as if I inhaled a bread crumb, and my body suddenly and violently is trying to cough it up.
But I had a similar attack on the right side about nine days ago, and I let it go for a few days. I could feel the muscle spasms going under my right arm, under and into the breast. Went to a different massage therapist who really presssed too hard and the pain got worse. I had breast cancer seven years ago, so immediately called my oncologist, had a cat scan of the chest. Nothing.
I am not looking into getting BOTOX injections since I have read it releases muscles in stroke patients and other muscle spasms people have. Since my leg muscles never release basically maybe I can have this done. I am waiting to hear back from a doctor I found in Atlanta that specializes in just this since my doctor might not use BOTOX and actually starting to doubt they do much at all...
I've been having some trouble with acid reflux, IBS and throat spasms. I've had an endoscope (nothing found) and a test where they measure the muscle contractions in your esophagus. That test showed that I have a weak esophagus. My gastro wants to start me on 6 mg. Zelnorm for the spasms and see if that helps. I've previously tried levbid and pamine for the spasms. I also take nexium (40 mg. a.m.) and zantac (150 mg before bed).
Like its all tight and in spasms. If I walk slowly and deliberately when it's like this, I'm usually okay, it's when I suddenly pivot or walk too quickly when I'm tired or not quite awake. The other night, I woke up to use the bathroom, (I do this a few times a night) and I hardly could call forth the strength to get myself back up off the toilet. My legs just didn't want me to stand up from a seated postition. Bed called louder, though.
Three of those times I was asleep and woke up. After some time of trying to get air, then coughing so much I begin to throw up (not really food, just fluid), I can finally partly breathe. It took me an hour or two to completely recover and breathe normally. A couple of those times I thought I was going to pass out. I went to my doctor who called an ENT specialist and he said it sounded like laryngeal spasms from GERD.
Yes,coughing can break ribs! I have also gotten horrible spasms along my shoulder blade on the left side from coughing,this was worse than the broken rib. I could not keep from screaming. I have chronic bronchitis and my lungs fill up all the time. Actually, you can get a binder with velcro closing at a medical supply store. It really helps to have a tight binding on your ribs. check it out. Good Luck!
4 degree temperature, migraines that wouldn't go away with pain meds, and the coughing/gagging). The other two symptoms have gone away, but I still cough and gag after eating. I have had episodes recently after eating at Chipotle (white rice, pinto beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, cheese, guacamole, corn), having 1/4 muffin with orange juice, and, on a separate occasion having baked beans with cheese and a hotdog. I saw my primary doctor yesterday.
for a colonoscopy (due to prior polyps 18 yrs ago+) and a endoscopy because of this cough that at first I just thought was from smoking. I get muscle pains threw out my whole body this time of year when the temperature starts to drop and I'm usually cold to the bone and therefor I have to use tissues often cause my nose is runny. My feet and hands are also cold; but, sweaty. The back of my throat looks a little red and my uvula is longer than it usually is.
for a colonoscopy (due to prior polyps 18 yrs ago+) and a endoscopy because of this cough that at first I just thought was from smoking. I get muscle pains threw out my whole body this time of year when the temperature starts to drop and I'm usually cold to the bone and therefor I have to use tissues often cause my nose is runny. My feet and hands are also cold; but, sweaty. The back of my throat looks a little red and my uvula is longer than it usually is.
For some reason you are having muscle spasms...This could be from an electrolyte imbalance, spinal cord compression in your neck area, a brain tumor, blood vessel issues in your head, or a disease that effects nerve communication...Get this checked out! This is progressing and, if left untreated may lead to something very horrible and irreversible...I'm not trying to scare you....Please, please, please get this checked as soon as possible..
I have seen three doctors who seem to think there is nothing wrong besides simple muscle spasms and maybe trigger points. My muscles are not weak. I have normal strength and tight, but normal range of motion. Physical therapy aggrivates the burning pain. I have had some relief from Lidoderm patches and two rounds of Botox injections. My question is could this be dystonia? Can you have dystonia without twisting or jerking? The burning pain is real, and not in my head.
and the cramping has gotten stronger over the week. After coughing or sitting up the cramps or spasms intensify. The intensity of these symptoms to me seem to be more than just low potassium. he does not have any insurance so i i this is the only way i know how to help him. thanks to anyone that can maybe help me.
No fever, sore everywhere, stomach feels bloated and ovaries sore, BP and sugar rates are fluctuating, yet I don't feel sick, body is swollen, vision is blurred at times, IBS is acting up, muscle spasms, headaches and just really blah... LOL It would be easier to say I need an appt because I'm all messed up for no reason, yet I'm not sick. Can you help me? hee hee. Either way I feel like it sounds like a big joke! LOL Yet truthfully.....I really don't feel good at all. Sigh.
Is it possible to herniate a muscle from coughing or does it just feel like that somehow? How do I stop the muscle spasms? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/284045'>Intercostal muscle pain, costochondritis, or pleurisy?</a>.
Sometimes a change in temperature helps - go from colder air to warmer air or visa versa - that's why I always step outside. Usually these spasms end with a coughing fit. That's when I get a cold or hot drink and try to break up the remainder of the 'spasm'. I've never found a cure for this but at least this particular exercise helps me when I'm in the middle of one of those things.
Most attacks are accompanied by an intense headache and all-over muscle aches that commonly last for a week. The 24-hr headaches approach migraine levels with brief spikes when I laydown or stand up. The headache and muscle pain are way more debilitating than the gerd itself. But it always starts with gerd. The gerd isn't classic heartburn either, it's mainly a pressure pain in my chest and back. My heart checks out OK. Does anybody else get this combination? What have you found out?
I really believe that the episodes are been caused by the esophageal spasms, is there any way to treat that other than double up the Gerd medications?
Last night I began to experience severe muscle spasms in my mid back, on the right side, obviously this made it hard to breathe, but I was able to bring the spasms under control at the time with heat, and was able to take a percocet, and fall asleep. Today when I woke the discomfort was still there, but more easily managed, I spasms stop if I lie on my back on right side, with my back being the more effective means to control things.
I get a sore throat (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and use Bricanyl inhaler although it doesnt seem to have much effect except to cause alot of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it.
The sharp pain when you breathe sounds musculoskelatal in nature... muscle spasms in the chest wall will make it hard to breathe in. It usually goes away after awhile. Another explanation would be a condition called costochondritis which is inflammation of the cartilage where the ribs and sternum meet (I think) This also might explain the popping and clicking. I am not a doctor, just someone who has been through the mill with doctors, so take what I say with a grain of salt.
I get this extremely bad knot in my left shoulder blade muscle area....between the blade and my spinal chord area... when i stuff envelopes or cook or fish.. it gets excruciatingly bad.. i know its just one of the muscles.. but why is it ONLY the LEFT side all the time and how can i minimize the pain because it gets to where i cant hold my head up sometimes.
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