Last sunday I had a hangover and threw up (since then I have given up the alcohol and addressed my problem with that). During the vomiting, I was leaning against a building (not sure if that's relevant, but friends have commented that an odd posture might be the cause of the issue). Since then, I've been experiencing discomfort any time I breath deeply/yawn/anything that would expand the chest and lungs. Pain is sharpest in the middle of the ribcage area (Sternum). My throat will also get tight. Not the width of the throat (I can always swallow fine, its more like the muscles/arteries in my throat get tight). It's been going on for 4-5 days now, with no sign of relief. I can live my normal life, it's not holding me back from going to work, but it is concerning. Unfortunately I won't have health insurance for the next month or so. Anything you can recommend for me to do as a home remedy would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
Discomfort in lungs/diaphragm/chest and tightness of throat 5 days after vomiting?
Question posted by Subzero22 on 10 June 2016
Last updated on 12 June 2016 by Delila
Hi, my first thought was the same as Stephen, inhaling some of the vomit, and i have the same concerns about it developing in to pneumonia... I totally understand your position right now with having no insurance, but if you are still feeling the same you really need to get checked out. You could also have a small tear in your oesophagus.
My biggest worry is that you may have aspirated some vomit (not good at all). I would be concerned enough to see a doctor to have my lungs checked. I would tell him about the vomiting; the works.
You would not want to develop pneumonia from rotting organic material where it shouldn't be.
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