The MS Hug; I Forgot How Much it Sucks

This is going to be short and to the point. The day before yesterday I woke up with a minor pain on the right side of my chest towards the top. At first I thought nothing of it, must have just slept weird. As the day went on it got much worse and starting hurting to take a deep breath. Sometimes as I breathed out it would feel like every muscle in my torso was involuntarily contracting in attempt to squeeze every bit of air out of my lungs. Aww man, I remember this. The MS Hug…

As always I have failed to find anything that really works. Not even marijuana products, I mean it takes the edge off and makes it a lot easier to deal with the pain until I move. As soon as I move I feel it. If I am just lying there watching TV I forget the pain is even there until I move and then all of a sudden it feels like someone dropped a 15 pound bowling ball on my sternum. So much for a productive weekend! I have pretty much just been lying here trying to not wonder why this has come out of nowhere. What does this mean? More importantly, how much longer till it goes away?

10 Responses to The MS Hug; I Forgot How Much it Sucks

  1. Sadie says:

    Hi Matt,
    I found that when first staring LDN some old symtoms came back temporarily. I ran through a lot of them that I had not had in years. I read that this does happen to some people. Maybe that’s what is happening to you? Hopefully it goes away and you will feel better soon. I found this info on the LDN site years ago if you want to look into it.

  2. julie lowndes says:

    I too get the MS hug except I get it around my heart. I’ve gone to the hospital 3 times with such terrible pain that I thought I was having a heart attack. The last time I had to have morphine.
    I was told that because it’s in the heart, we can’t tell the difference between the hug and a heart attack. Besides being incredibly scary, it’s incredibly expensive. Another facet of MS!

  3. Pete says:

    Mine is on the right side, and I’m older, so I DID worry about heart problems. But if you rub your chest you can feel that it’s in the rib cage and not deeper.

  4. Pete says:

    I mean left side …

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