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My name is David and this morning while preparing breakfast I had one of the most severe muscle spasms of my life. I honestly thought I was having a heart attack. The pain was very sharp and originated in the left middle of my back and I was caught by surprise enough that I had to drop to the ground. I was having trouble breathing and after about 10 minutes I was able to slowly get up. It has been about 3 hours and I'm still experiencing a good amount of pain. The spasm seems to work through my body from front to back right at the level of my diaphragm. I've taken ibuprofen but it has had little effect.
I'm 27 years old and maintain a good level of fitness. I had a fundoplication performed around 4 years ago for a hiatal hernia and have noticed in the past month that during exercise my breathing gets very labored in a lot shorter time than it used to. I don't know if either of these issues are related but you never know. I'm hoping someone might give me some insight or have encountered a situation similar to this.