News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   



Doctors Lounge - Chest Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Chest Answers List

Forum Name: Chest symptoms

Question: leftsided chest pain after epileptic fit

 trs1 - Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:17 am


a few wweeks ago i had a grand mall epileptic fit (i am not under medication for that cuz it was the first time i had a fit in almost 20 years) i fell out of bed and hurt my back a little bit but the pain in in my chest on the leftside is still there. my quistion is what could it be, it is worse at night then the day. i also have migrane fit's once a year. i hope there is a simple explanation and nothing to serius.

thank you for the effort.

 John Kenyon, CNA - Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:26 am

User avatar Hi there -- It seems most reasonable to suspect the left-sided chest pain is a lingering result of the fall from bed during the seizure. You may have cracked a rib or irritated some connective tissue between the ribs. If it's worse at night I am guessing this is mostly when you're lying down and trying to sleep, and lying position often will aggravate this problem. It usually responds very well to over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain meds like ibuprofin (Advil) and naproxyn (Aleve). This might be worth a trial to see if it helps the problem. If not, you may need to have a physical exam which might include imaging (x-ray or CT scan) of the area to see if there's anything out of place.

Hope this is helpful. Good luck to you. Follow up with us here as needed.


Check a doctor's response to similar questions


advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application


 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)



Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

Copyright © 2001-2016
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.