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Chest Pain

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  • Posted By: Commandr
  • January 13, 2007
  • 00:40 AM

Last Feb 05, I developed the flu and had a horrendous cough, I continually coughed until I became nauseous at times. My chest felt like someone punched me in the chest, expecially around my Xyphoid process and on the sides of my sternum. The pain became so intense that I went to the ER at the Heart Hospital. After spending time there and being admitted to the telemetry unit overnite, I had a treadmill stress test in the morning. I was told I had nothing to worry about. The pain persisted. A doctor prescribed Darvocet N-100 two tabs Q8 hours prn. All I wanted to do was sleep and did so 16-18 hour/day. I went back and was prescribed Xanax 1 mg thinking it was spasm and Nitro gave me intense headaches. That did not work. I went back and my Xyphoid process was injected with cortisone and an anesthetic and also 2 intercostal areas. No effect.
MY Doctor is at his wits end. I had an endoscopy because I had a gastric bypass 3 years ago, but nothing was identified, all looked ok.
Pain is still here a 5 on a scale from 1-10, and I don't know where to go from here. I am an RN who travels some distances to do survey work in nursing homes and I am a little apprehensive about leaving.
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