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Panic Attacks and pain in upper side of my back?

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I had a panic attack at work and then I had pain in my upper right side of my back. When I laugh or even cough it hurts and even taking a deep breath. What is wrong?


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replied April 3rd, 2011
Panic Attacks Answer A21530
Hello.

Increased pain on taking a deep breath and coughing and absence of any respiratory illness or infection suggest a musculo-skeletal cause. You may have had a muscle cramp during or after the panic attack. Also, the panic attack may not have been directly related to the cramp. However, to be sure, you can consult your GP to rule out any other cause.

Hope this helps.

Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD


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