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June 6th, 2009


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10:23 am - Random medical musings
Nothing major, just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. Curiosity. :)


I know I need to get back into my exercise routine; I've been out of it for a couple of weeks. And I need to figure out better positions to sit in, because I'm pretty sure the pain in my upper back/shoulders (weird location, for me) is muscle tension from weird posture.

What has kind of thrown me about this is that the pain is apparently in just the right place that breathing too deeply (expanding my diaphragm too far) actually hurts. I find myself breathing more shallowly than I ever normally would despite no sense of lung/air passage constriction at all. (I'm used to shallow/short breaths being associated with, say, bronchitis.) I can still breathe deeply if I concentrate on it, and the pain is far from disabling--more an annoyance. But I've never experienced that before.
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From:mosinging1986
Date:June 6th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
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I've twisted my back a couple of times and had this problem. Took me weeks to get my breathing back to normal for singing purposes. (Even after the pain had ended, just out of fear of feeling that stabbing pain again, and then falling into crappy habits.)
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From:izhilzha
Date:June 9th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
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Ouch. Yeah, that makes sense.
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From:scionofgrace
Date:June 7th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
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I haven't experienced this myself, but it makes sense. In my voice lessons, my teacher emphasized the relationship between posture and breath support, and that if your back is not aligned right, you can lose a lot of lung capacity and diaphragm control.

Hope you feel better! Does Advil help?
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From:izhilzha
Date:June 9th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
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It didn't at first, but I'm trying to sit in better positions and it's much better now.
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From:kalquessa
Date:June 8th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
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Maybe it's because you're pregnant. OH WAIT. That's the explanation for everything that's wrong with me.

I think I've had what you're talking about and yeah, as already said above it seems to be something to do with posture and back allignment and how they affect your diaphram's ability to expand properly. I recommend some easy yoga stretches or similar on the floor, that might help.
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From:izhilzha
Date:June 9th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
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*snerk* I really hope I'm not pregnant, the world doesn't need another virgin birth.

Yeah, lying on the floor or sitting really, really straight seemed to help. It's much better now. (Of course, then today I had a headache that was entirely unrelated to anything. WTF, body?)

You are sending me your weird dreams, I swear you are. I've never dreamed about yellow-eyed zombie people before! "Don't look at them!" people kept telling me as we ran and climbed trees to get away. And there was another zombie-esque critter which looked like a cat, and I killed it by putting a stake through its eye. (Which grossed me out so much I woke up. Ha.)

Of course I also had an awesome dream about going up with my family in this special sub-orbital shuttle ride, seeing the stars so much more clearly, and seeing the earth from above. Way, way cool. Especially since I've wanted to see Earth from orbit since I was a kid.
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From:kalquessa
Date:June 9th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
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Glad the back is somewhat better, despite headache. It is amazing how many of the body's key systems can be affected by a hurt back.

Dude, zombie dream! With zombie cat mutant! \o/ Heh, sorry for sending you my weird action/adventure dreams. At least you got the View From Space dream to make up for the zombies.

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