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Chest Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 4, 2006
  • 09:03 PM

I have been having chest pain for about 3 months now. It is never quite the same pain though, it is sometimes a dull ache, sometimes a sharp pain, or sometimes this overwhelming tight pressure that makes me feel like I have to stop and catch my breath. It doesn't last for more than a few minutes usually, although there was one day where it was pretty constant all day. About the same time this started I just switched to a new birth control pill Aviane and just started taking 25 mg of Topamax for migraines. So two weeks ago I went to my doctor for a med check for the Topamax and I told him about the chest pain and he felt my chest but said to come back in a month and maybe then he would run some tests. He upped my Topamax to 50 mg but didn't want to do anything else because he said he could give me medicine for my chest pain but he wouldn't know if it was the Topamax or the new medicine that was helping so he just wanted me to come back in a month. But my chest pain is really bothering me. This past weekend I was trying to lay down to sleep and I ended up having to get up and sit down on the floor for a minute. I sat there crying because this is just so frustrating. I am only 22 and I don't understand why I am having chest pain. I know I can aggravate it by moving certain ways or using certain muscles (like checking my blind spot while driving or turning my steering wheel with just one arm) and if my chiropractor presses just right on the top of my head I can feel it in the same spot right under my breast bone where I get the pain. But I also just get it random times throughout the day. I can be sitting perfectly still or lying still and it will happen. I get it when walking down the aisles of Target. Do I wait the two more weeks and go back to the same doctor? It was through Mercy. Or do I try and get into a different doctor? People that know me are getting really worried because they see me all of a sudden stop and grab my chest at times when I get a bad pain. I occasionally have been feeling out of breath, lightheaded, and dizzy too. Especially when laying in bed. I don't really want him to just hand me a prescription, I want to know what is causing it, at least run some tests or something. What is your advice?

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  • That sucks... I'd suggest going to your local a+e if it's really bothering you and if your gp isn't sorting the problem. They are more likely to run tests.I have no medical knowledge and am 22 as well. I'm bored and really should be going to bed... I don't even know how i found this page. hmmm
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 4, 2006
    • 09:10 PM
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  • If I was you, I would be paying a visit to the ER. Make sure you tell them about your birth control and the medication the Dr. prescribed for migraines. Make sure they know that he upped the dosage. If this is happening and you aren't even exerting yourself, you should really be concerned. Where are you located.---Just wondering which Mercy it is. Maybe you should consider changing DRs.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 6, 2006
    • 06:04 AM
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