Patient :Hello, about two days ago I had eaten some bad food, and had gotten food poisoning and went to the emergency room. When I first arrived I was having difficulties breathing, due to the severe pain I was in, due to back , chest, and abdomen pain because of the vomiting . As I know nausea is normal at this time, I am slightly worried about the pain. I am able to breathe in short shallow breaths but when I breathe any deeper it hurts from my neck to my lower abdomen. I was wondering, maybe could I have strained a muscle in my neck, ribs, and abdomen (the areas I am having a sharp stabbing pain) from the violent vomiting, dry heaving, and hyperventilating.?
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.
The causes of pains as you explained can be due to the following reasons in your case:
- The muscle spasms caused by violent vomiting, heaving and hyperventilating.
-Can be due to toxemia caused by food poisoning.
-Dehydration adding to the problems.
Breathing problems again can have the same reasons.
I hope you are already in the ER or the hospital receiving the proper treatment.
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