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difficulty breathing and severe chest pain

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  • Posted By: iwhineinpain
  • May 3, 2010
  • 08:38 AM

Female in late 50s. I had an allergic reaction to Cymbalta in Jan. 2010 - given to help relieve the pain from Gall Bladder surgery. In last part of Feb., I started mild exercising on exercise bike. Then had high pulse, difficulty breathing, gasping for air and chest pain, saw spots before eyes lasted 5 hours plus. The cardiologist sent me to E.R. Results showed no heart attack. E.R. doctor thought it was G.I. and told to get stress test for heart. Chest pain continued whether exercising (cardio) or just sitting in chair /no exersion. Had Endoscope in March found Hiatial Hernia, put on medicine. Continued daily huffing and puffing when getting dressed, chest pain mainly in breast area, sharp pain between shoulder blades or going down arm. Labored breathing for 6 - 8 hours. This has happened daily. I've had heart cath. - no blockages, heart echo - no leakages, Cat scan on lungs - no blood clots, and GI doctor says pain is not caused by Hiatial Hernia. My doctors tell me that I have to live with pain. I cannot drive sometimes because I can't breath or catch my breath. Any suggestions.

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  • i m 32 female.lately i have difficulty to breath n coma along with severe right chest pain.i had when through ECG n all neccesary test for heart n doctor found everything ok with my heart.please advise what others test should i do n what doctor shuold i see?thanks
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 15, 2010
    • 05:21 AM
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  • I was in a similiar situation. First of all I am sorry that you are suffering. Here are my suggestions: The 3 specialists I would check with are: a pulmonologist, Gastroendrologist, Endrocrologist. If you live by Medical school try to see a doctor there. I have had the same senerio twice: my diagnosis was that I had bruised my chest cavity from a fall, Glands - parathyroid tumor that cause all kinds of GI and Chest pain, kidney stones, etc.; GI doctor - acid reflex, gastritis (lining of stomach inflamed) could be your Gall Bladder on right side. I went to a Fellowship GI doctor, who told me that my GI system was serotinin depleted and that was why I was having so much pain. Now I am doing great and all my pain left when prescribed the right medicine. It only took a matter of days for these symptoms to leave. Don't give up. Write a list of your symptoms and when they occur to give to your doctor.Now I am happy and enjoying life again.
    iwhineinpain 1 Replies
    • October 16, 2010
    • 03:15 AM
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