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chest pain/difficulty breathing

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  • Posted By: birdybear
  • May 6, 2009
  • 02:33 PM

For the last month my 11 yr old daughter has had difficulty breathing and heaviness in her chest. Her blood work and chest x-ray's have come back normal as has her barium swallow and oxygen levels. She feels intense pressure at the front of her throat and chest area. There is no wheezing on inhale or exhale, but she does get much worse with excercise. She is a twin, born two monthes premature, and was diagnosed with mild Cerebral Palsy at age five. She is also very tall and thin--5'7, 110 pounds. Any ideas what could be causing this??

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  • Is she taking any medications? How is her diet and digestion? Does she show any allergy symptoms? How is her temperature - does she complain of feeling cold? DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies Flag this Response
  • yes, she does complain of feeling cold sometimes and she is on Yasmin 28 day due to a heavy cycle.
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  • She has had allergy testing, she was fine there. Her diet and digestion are excellent.
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  • She does not have allergies and her diet/digestion are excellent.
    birdybear 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • I believe this is a direct side effect of taking the yasmin bc pill. Please visit this site as it will give you all of the info on this drug: http://www.drugs.com/yasmin.html Chest pain and tightness is a side effect. Please research alternative choices to helping your daughter's menstrual cycle. BC pill have a lot of side effects, some of them are severe. It is often the last thing a doctor will look at, so we need to be informed consumers when it comes to the medications we (or our children) are prescribed. I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and this form of medicine is very effective for menstrual disorders of all kinds. Please consider trying acupuncture or some other naturopathic medicine, as it is MUCH less toxic than bc pills. Best wishesDOM
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