thanks. I have been to my doctor on Friday, after the pain persisted for a couple of days. I mentioned it to him, and he started talking about panic attacks, which I'm sure Im not having. My stress levels have if anything quartered in the last four months, i am fairly calm, even when my asthma is bad. I even take my B vits regularly. I'm happy, and calm, so I'm not convinced that they are panic attacks. Theres a further complication though, and its taht my medication is being upped for the asthma again. I've moved from 2nd to third level. So heavier steroids, more management. I think thats got him distracted at the mo. My Lung function was a 320 after 4 shots of ventolin. supposed to be 5 or something. Pain is still there. will talk to him again when he takes me off the prednisone.