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Chest Pains

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  • Posted By: KissMyBonesAway
  • October 6, 2007
  • 05:30 AM

I am still leery on this one. Let me tell you what I have first:
1. Peptic Ulcer Disease (I take Nexium 40mg 1 tab daily)
2. Bi-Polar NOS (I take Lamictal 200mg 1 tab daily)
3. Anorexia (starting treatment, counseling)
4. Bulimia (in recovery, counseling)
5. TMJD (Fiorcet)
6. Fibromyalgia (Elavil 75mg 1 tab daily, Tylenol Arthritis as needed)
7. Reynaud's Phenomenon (Imdur 30mg 1 tab daily)
8. Insomnia (Was taking Ambien, but it didn't do anything. Then on Rozerem 8mg and now that doesn't work.)
9. Post Tramatic Stress Disorder (counseling)Every now and then (this only seems to happen at night) I have crushing chest pains. The last time it was so severe I couldn't breathe. I had to go to the hospital. They did tests and they said it was my Peptic Ulcer Disease, at the time (last week) I was taking Pepcid 20mg 1 tab twice daily. Now I am on Nexium 40mg 1 tab daily. Before this I was on Prilosec but still suffered from chest pain. The funny thing is I take Imdur 30mg 1 tab daily (Imdur is also used for angina aka chest pain)! Why do I keep having chest pains? I am 23 years old, and have had dozens of EKG's they all come out fine. What is going on with me? :mad:

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  • Have you been tested for sleep apnea and sleep disorders? That could cause some of your problems. The reason the Rozerom may not work is your problem maybe sleep apnea and that drug would be a bandaid but not the solution. If you snore loudly or notice that you stop breathing and gasp for air during sleep and it awakens you, you may have a sleeping disorder.The crushing chest pain could be the beginning symptoms of many things. I would find a reliable cardiologist and get a thorough checkup.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 7, 2007
    • 03:40 AM
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  • Thank you very much for that! I do snore in my sleep, but I never assumed sleep apnea. My father has that and he sleeps with an oxegen mask at night. I see one of my doctors this month and will ask him about it. I was thinking it could be panic attacks as well. But if it was, I don't know what could bring them on! Thank you so much. I will update when I'm done with the doctor. :)
    KissMyBonesAway 2 Replies
    • October 7, 2007
    • 11:27 AM
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  • Thank you very much for that! I do snore in my sleep, but I never assumed sleep apnea. My father has that and he sleeps with an oxegen mask at night. I see one of my doctors this month and will ask him about it. I was thinking it could be panic attacks as well. But if it was, I don't know what could bring them on! Thank you so much. I will update when I'm done with the doctor. :)It's hereditary! Your father probably sleeps with a CPAP not an oxygen mask. It's called Continuous Positive Air Pressure and forces air into face. You breath in deeper than you normally do (because that has usually become very shallow) and then air gets into your lungs.Panic attacks came come about through not getting enough oxygen through shallow breathing too.Here's a great site with info on sleep disorders:http://www.thesleepsite.com/
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 7, 2007
    • 09:19 PM
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