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Chest heaviness (Short of breath)

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  • Posted By: Galaron28
  • May 11, 2009
  • 07:08 PM

Im a 30 year old male in good health other then this. I used to smoke but have slowed down alot to maybe 10 a day. For over 1 month now I have been having chest heaviness and have been short of breath. Because if this ?i have had anxiety attacks./Panic attacks. I went to the er and they ran an ekg chest xrays and cbc blood work. Everything was fine. The doctor told me it was stress. I also noticed its heard for me to burp and if i forve it stomach acid comes up. I have slight chest pains but more to the left not the center. After checking some sites as to where exactly my heart is located it seemed a little more to the left of it. It also seems like after i eat a large meal it worsens it. I used to have dizziness but not so much anymore. And the feekling seems to run up to my throte. This has me nervopuse at times thinking the doctors may have missed something. I thought it might be heartburn but wasnt sure if it could cause sharp pains where i described earlier. Any info on this would be great.

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  • Sounds like acid reflux (GERD), and maybe you have a peptic ulcer too.Try to cut down smoking more (or stopping!), lose any excess weight, and adjust your diet. You'll need to go to a doctor again to talking about medication for acid reflux.
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