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Chest cramps / Compulsive thinking


I have had non stop (what feels like chest cramps) for months now, one day I just got them and they never went away.

It will sometimes radiate to my arms and can usually hit a nerves in my chest and arms which is quite painful.

I seem to get it the worst when I am at work / in a nervous situation, it really tightens up (I am a dj and usually DJ to a large crowd) as soon as I finish that gig generally the really painful cramp goes away but the general one that has been lingering still sits around.

I get this on one side at a time, either the left or the right side, it generally wont be both at the same time.

I believe this condition is mainly mental as more than half my attention has now turned to thinking about this condition. At any given moment I am thinking about this problem. If somebody speaks to me, if i have to concentrate on something, if I am cooking, excercising, writing, literally anything at all half of my mind is focused on thinking about this problem and i do not remember the last time I have just forgotten about it. This could be what is possibly causing it all.

Ever since I was younger if something popped into my mind i didn't want to think about it would play out like this in my mind.

'Stop thinking about that'. Then straight after I would start thinking about it even more than before even though I have just told myself to STOP.

This problem has created a whole list of new anxiety problems for me, I am starting to question reality and just want to go back to a normal life.

I have tried ranunculus bulbosus 30 and also kali phos 30. I believe the Kali Phos kind of helped but nothing with the ranunculus.
  julianp on 2013-12-10
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Hi Julian,

please put answers to the form on this thread.


Often times this can come from blocked nerves in your neck,
due to sleeping wrong, and REPETITIVE motions such as reading
in bed. looking down at the phone all the time, etc. This will take
time to do this to your neck nerves, but after enough years this
will show up and you have to stop repetitive habits with the neck
for the pain to fully go.

How is your neck? Have you ever had massage? What is your sleep

On telling yourself to -STOP_ that does not work it does the opposite.
Like if I said, DO not think about a rainbow- you would then be
thinking of it.

If I said, Imagine the Roman coliseum, and then said plan your
dinner menu at the same time, you would see you can't do it.
You have to switch thoughts - and naturally your attention is
divided due to pain ( the body is wanting you to get rid of the pain
and find an answer)
simone717 8 years ago
Hi Simone,

Thanks for your response.

I sleep on my side generally, sometimes on my back.

I have a massage every few weeks but never any pain in my neck, the only other pain i can notice is sometimes in my stomach.

I have had almost every test done, ecg, ct scans to see if there was any issues with nerve damage, nothing that they could find - they said i was fine and nothing wrong with me.


Patient ID: Sex: Age:

Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

1. Describe your main suffering?
Chest cramps / chest pains around the pecktoral muscles, it then radiates to my arms, worse with stress.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?


3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?

Sometimes i feel a little bit frustrated and a bit of anxiety when the pain is really bad. The worst thing this issue has created for me is i cannot stop thinking about the problem, my mind cannot wander off. If I am having a conversation with somebody, reading a book or even meditating my mind stays glued to the pain.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?

Excruciating pain through my chest muscles usually caused by laughing extremely hard.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

It started 6 months ago, cannot connect it to any other disease but i was having stomach cramps earlier that week.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

Not speficially a time but definitely when i am under pressure or stress

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?

Poor diet, lack of sleep, alcohol, stress.

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?


9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

Hot weather (its currently summer now in Australia so its good)

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

Arrogant, nervous, easily offended, quiet, lazy.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

I enjoy thunderstorms so no difference.

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?
Nail biting, talking to my self, thinking too much, over thinking things.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?


11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?

Fear of heights, fear of social situations eg talking to new people.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

Sugars, fast food. Though i tend to only eat them once a month or so.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Excessive, i probably drink 4 litres of water per day

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
A little excessive for my weight (i am 69 kg) i tend to eat as if i weighed 85kg

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
Pretty normal

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
I usually sleep on the side curling with a pillow. I over sleep every night. My body seems to need minimum 12 hours and if i dont force myself out of bed i could sleep for 14.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
A little bit quiet and shy.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
Ibruofen, prednisone. I have tried over 20 different vitamins to see if some would make the condition a little bit better, I find magnesium tends to help a little bit.

I have also taken kali phos and ranunculous bulbosus

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance
I have black hair and brown eyes, i am 6 foot 2 and quite slim (70kg) I have a Mediterranean appearance as my family are from Greece.
julianp 8 years ago
Hi Julian,

I think you are depleted- lets start with some cell salts,
cell salts are a sub branch of homeopathy and they work by
balancing out the cell metabolism.schuessler-tissue-salts-nat-phos-acid-neutraliser-125-tablets " rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">http://www.goldenglow.com.au/schuessler-tissue-salts-nat-pho...

This is a site in Au that has them. Order Kali phos and Nat phos for now.

Take the Nat phos after you eat a meal- dissolve 3 tabs under the tongue.

Take the Kali Phos same way but at different times of the day.

You sound like you have an acidity problem going on, and you
need to change your diet. Have 3 meals at regular times that
are healthy and have fresh vegetables and salad with some protein.
Take a break from alcohol while doing this and coffee.

Report back after 4 days of doing this.


simone717 8 years ago

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