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2 nights ago i was up all night vomiting and now my diaphragm is painfully sore. i am having trouble taking deep breaths and trying to sleep?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Strain: The Diaphragm is just like any other muscle and can get strained. You may have strained your diaphragm and possibly with some anti-inflammatory medication and rest, you will be ok, but if very painful and hard to breath, you need to see your Dr. Best wishes.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
No longer vomiting?: If you are no longer vomiting, and are just sore, then you could try ibuprofen with a little food. That should help. Make sure to hydrate well, too.

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