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Chest pressure and sensation of suffocation

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  • Posted By: LuckiLab03
  • April 24, 2009
  • 04:07 AM

For about 22 months now, I've had unexplainable symptoms that have consistently affected my quality of life. It gradually started almost two years ago when I noticed I had the feeling of pressure building up and moving upwards into my chest. The symptoms don't seem to be getting any better (if worse) however somedays its easier/harder to cope than others. I am 23 years old, female, employed full time in a low-stress job, just graduated from college a few years ago, take care of myself reasonably well in terms of diet and do nothing consistently enough for the symptoms to get better or worse.

The symptoms
The symptoms include a strong feeling of "pressure" in my chest, sometimes accompanied by a burning feeling, pain, or feeling like something is stuck way down in my chest. It feels like someone is sitting on my chest or like there are tight bands around my chest. The part that is hardest to deal with is how it affects my breathing. The feeling gives me the sensation of suffocation, like I'm not getting relief from oxygen, like my heart is pounding out of my chest, or like I've just ran 5 miles and my breathing can't go back to normal. The weird part is that I can take a deep breath, my oxygen levels are perfect, and my heartbeat is normal. Plus, I also look and sound normal on the outside. It feels like I always need another breath, the sensation in my chest makes me feel like I've been holding my breath and it causes a lot of discomfort. It feels like a mild heart-attack all the time without the arm/jaw pain, in fact, I can't be sure I'd be able to tell the two apart.

The pressure feeling is there 24-7 while the other symptoms vary in tolerabilty. They have not changed as a result of diet or stress/anxiety. I went to the ER in the beginning because it felt like heart pain and they gave me one of those anxiety cocktails and that didn't help the symptoms. My doc considered chest wall pain, but the pain doesn't worsen when he presses my chest.

Tests I've had
All of the tests Ive taken have come back showing I am the picture of health. Ultrasound, MRI, chest x-ray, endoscopy, motility test, etc. I've had my heart checked and a lung function test performed and they were both perfect. I also visited an allergist for 10 months and 3 inhalers and several allergy medicines did not help the chest/breathing symptoms. I have also been on lexapro, celebrex, and nexium - so we've moved on from thinking its GERD or anxiety (plus I have had anxiety issues in the past and I know how my body has and still does respond to anxiety). I've seen two internists, an allergist, heart doc, and a gastro doctor. I also tried cutting out all junk food, acidic foods, and dairy and just drinking water for a week and still no difference

I often feel very short of breath and lightheaded at times. I usually gasp for air at some point when I eat or drink. I steer clear of exercising now because I barely feel I have enough breath to hold a normal conversation but I do get around pretty well at work since I'm in retail. I keep trying to listen to my body because it should not feel this labored to breath normally. It feels like my heart is struggling to beat or like my lungs want to give out. I don't think of it every second of the day, but at times it's hard to ignore. It seems to bother me more at night, or when I'm not really active because the symptoms don't relax when I do.

I don't know how to continue coping with this, I just try to get through the day. I just can't imagine such constant symtoms having no cause or cure. I've googled my symptoms a ton of times and the only thing I can think of would be chestwall pain with the symptoms of dyspnea or angina. I'd appreciate any input or ideas or new things to try (but please try not to jump to the conclusion that it's in my head or that it's anxiety.. besides the symptoms not being a text-book case, my doctors agree nothing else seems to point to that).

Thank you!!

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  • I had bad heavy feelings and was put on celexa ( don't know if I spelled it right). It helped me. I spelled it how it sounds, so ask your doc about it. It is common for anxiety and post partum depression, but might help you.
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  • For about 22 months now, I've had unexplainable symptoms that have consistently affected my quality of life. It gradually started almost two years ago when I noticed I had the feeling of pressure building up and moving upwards into my chest. The symptoms don't seem to be getting any better (if worse) however somedays its easier/harder to cope than others. I am 23 years old, female, employed full time in a low-stress job, just graduated from college a few years ago, take care of myself reasonably well in terms of diet and do nothing consistently enough for the symptoms to get better or worse. The symptomsThe symptoms include a strong feeling of "pressure" in my chest, sometimes accompanied by a burning feeling, pain, or feeling like something is stuck way down in my chest. It feels like someone is sitting on my chest or like there are tight bands around my chest. The part that is hardest to deal with is how it affects my breathing. The feeling gives me the sensation of suffocation, like I'm not getting relief from oxygen, like my heart is pounding out of my chest, or like I've just ran 5 miles and my breathing can't go back to normal. The weird part is that I can take a deep breath, my oxygen levels are perfect, and my heartbeat is normal. Plus, I also look and sound normal on the outside. It feels like I always need another breath, the sensation in my chest makes me feel like I've been holding my breath and it causes a lot of discomfort. It feels like a mild heart-attack all the time without the arm/jaw pain, in fact, I can't be sure I'd be able to tell the two apart. The pressure feeling is there 24-7 while the other symptoms vary in tolerabilty. They have not changed as a result of diet or stress/anxiety. I went to the ER in the beginning because it felt like heart pain and they gave me one of those anxiety cocktails and that didn't help the symptoms. My doc considered chest wall pain, but the pain doesn't worsen when he presses my chest. Tests I've hadAll of the tests Ive taken have come back showing I am the picture of health. Ultrasound, MRI, chest x-ray, endoscopy, motility test, etc. I've had my heart checked and a lung function test performed and they were both perfect. I also visited an allergist for 10 months and 3 inhalers and several allergy medicines did not help the chest/breathing symptoms. I have also been on lexapro, celebrex, and nexium - so we've moved on from thinking its GERD or anxiety (plus I have had anxiety issues in the past and I know how my body has and still does respond to anxiety). I've seen two internists, an allergist, heart doc, and a gastro doctor. I also tried cutting out all junk food, acidic foods, and dairy and just drinking water for a week and still no difference I often feel very short of breath and lightheaded at times. I usually gasp for air at some point when I eat or drink. I steer clear of exercising now because I barely feel I have enough breath to hold a normal conversation but I do get around pretty well at work since I'm in retail. I keep trying to listen to my body because it should not feel this labored to breath normally. It feels like my heart is struggling to beat or like my lungs want to give out. I don't think of it every second of the day, but at times it's hard to ignore. It seems to bother me more at night, or when I'm not really active because the symptoms don't relax when I do. I don't know how to continue coping with this, I just try to get through the day. I just can't imagine such constant symtoms having no cause or cure. I've googled my symptoms a ton of times and the only thing I can think of would be chestwall pain with the symptoms of dyspnea or angina. I'd appreciate any input or ideas or new things to try (but please try not to jump to the conclusion that it's in my head or that it's anxiety.. besides the symptoms not being a text-book case, my doctors agree nothing else seems to point to that). Thank you!!Hey, I feel your pain. I had almost similar symptoms for the last 6month (happening randomly). I even had hardtime explaining the symptoms to my doctor.I have a history of Coarctation of Aorta. But I dont think this symptoms are related to this defect.May God Be with U
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 21, 2009
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  • If you havent has a heart monitor test and a stress test, with a 12 lead ECG get back to your Dr. and tell him you need a referral to a cardio Dr. now, for a full cardio work up... then if you get a ' healthy heart' clearence... start looking for a good mental health doc who can help you cope with your aniexty... For about 22 months now, I've had unexplainable symptoms that have consistently affected my quality of life. It gradually started almost two years ago when I noticed I had the feeling of pressure building up and moving upwards into my chest. The symptoms don't seem to be getting any better (if worse) however somedays its easier/harder to cope than others. I am 23 years old, female, employed full time in a low-stress job, just graduated from college a few years ago, take care of myself reasonably well in terms of diet and do nothing consistently enough for the symptoms to get better or worse. The symptomsThe symptoms include a strong feeling of "pressure" in my chest, sometimes accompanied by a burning feeling, pain, or feeling like something is stuck way down in my chest. It feels like someone is sitting on my chest or like there are tight bands around my chest. The part that is hardest to deal with is how it affects my breathing. The feeling gives me the sensation of suffocation, like I'm not getting relief from oxygen, like my heart is pounding out of my chest, or like I've just ran 5 miles and my breathing can't go back to normal. The weird part is that I can take a deep breath, my oxygen levels are perfect, and my heartbeat is normal. Plus, I also look and sound normal on the outside. It feels like I always need another breath, the sensation in my chest makes me feel like I've been holding my breath and it causes a lot of discomfort. It feels like a mild heart-attack all the time without the arm/jaw pain, in fact, I can't be sure I'd be able to tell the two apart. The pressure feeling is there 24-7 while the other symptoms vary in tolerabilty. They have not changed as a result of diet or stress/anxiety. I went to the ER in the beginning because it felt like heart pain and they gave me one of those anxiety cocktails and that didn't help the symptoms. My doc considered chest wall pain, but the pain doesn't worsen when he presses my chest. Tests I've hadAll of the tests Ive taken have come back showing I am the picture of health. Ultrasound, MRI, chest x-ray, endoscopy, motility test, etc. I've had my heart checked and a lung function test performed and they were both perfect. I also visited an allergist for 10 months and 3 inhalers and several allergy medicines did not help the chest/breathing symptoms. I have also been on lexapro, celebrex, and nexium - so we've moved on from thinking its GERD or anxiety (plus I have had anxiety issues in the past and I know how my body has and still does respond to anxiety). I've seen two internists, an allergist, heart doc, and a gastro doctor. I also tried cutting out all junk food, acidic foods, and dairy and just drinking water for a week and still no difference I often feel very short of breath and lightheaded at times. I usually gasp for air at some point when I eat or drink. I steer clear of exercising now because I barely feel I have enough breath to hold a normal conversation but I do get around pretty well at work since I'm in retail. I keep trying to listen to my body because it should not feel this labored to breath normally. It feels like my heart is struggling to beat or like my lungs want to give out. I don't think of it every second of the day, but at times it's hard to ignore. It seems to bother me more at night, or when I'm not really active because the symptoms don't relax when I do. I don't know how to continue coping with this, I just try to get through the day. I just can't imagine such constant symtoms having no cause or cure. I've googled my symptoms a ton of times and the only thing I can think of would be chestwall pain with the symptoms of dyspnea or angina. I'd appreciate any input or ideas or new things to try (but please try not to jump to the conclusion that it's in my head or that it's anxiety.. besides the symptoms not being a text-book case, my doctors agree nothing else seems to point to that). Thank you!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 22, 2009
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  • I am sorry people seem to think that you need a psychiatric dr. In the ned maybe BUT FIRST- I have trapped/pinched and dying nerves that cause this sensation, and I have the SAME SYMPTOMS.I have spine problems.It's from a back injury, at first (y similiarity for what you describe-) it felt like a popped out disc...BUT 6 months later, and many tests ect. I hug a pillow or something and it stabalizes my spine and eases my breathing. I know I am not suffocating, but it feels like I am... I assume in the MRI's ect they looked at the spinal cord, and nerves ect? I know I am not much help... it's been so long since you last post, I hope all worked out and that you are recovered, or at least stable and have answers! Blessed be. RinahFor about 22 months now, I've had unexplainable symptoms that have consistently affected my quality of life. It gradually started almost two years ago when I noticed I had the feeling of pressure building up and moving upwards into my chest. The symptoms don't seem to be getting any better (if worse) however somedays its easier/harder to cope than others. I am 23 years old, female, employed full time in a low-stress job, just graduated from college a few years ago, take care of myself reasonably well in terms of diet and do nothing consistently enough for the symptoms to get better or worse. The symptomsThe symptoms include a strong feeling of "pressure" in my chest, sometimes accompanied by a burning feeling, pain, or feeling like something is stuck way down in my chest. It feels like someone is sitting on my chest or like there are tight bands around my chest. The part that is hardest to deal with is how it affects my breathing. The feeling gives me the sensation of suffocation, like I'm not getting relief from oxygen, like my heart is pounding out of my chest, or like I've just ran 5 miles and my breathing can't go back to normal. The weird part is that I can take a deep breath, my oxygen levels are perfect, and my heartbeat is normal. Plus, I also look and sound normal on the outside. It feels like I always need another breath, the sensation in my chest makes me feel like I've been holding my breath and it causes a lot of discomfort. It feels like a mild heart-attack all the time without the arm/jaw pain, in fact, I can't be sure I'd be able to tell the two apart. The pressure feeling is there 24-7 while the other symptoms vary in tolerabilty. They have not changed as a result of diet or stress/anxiety. I went to the ER in the beginning because it felt like heart pain and they gave me one of those anxiety cocktails and that didn't help the symptoms. My doc considered chest wall pain, but the pain doesn't worsen when he presses my chest. Tests I've hadAll of the tests Ive taken have come back showing I am the picture of health. Ultrasound, MRI, chest x-ray, endoscopy, motility test, etc. I've had my heart checked and a lung function test performed and they were both perfect. I also visited an allergist for 10 months and 3 inhalers and several allergy medicines did not help the chest/breathing symptoms. I have also been on lexapro, celebrex, and nexium - so we've moved on from thinking its GERD or anxiety (plus I have had anxiety issues in the past and I know how my body has and still does respond to anxiety). I've seen two internists, an allergist, heart doc, and a gastro doctor. I also tried cutting out all junk food, acidic foods, and dairy and just drinking water for a week and still no difference I often feel very short of breath and lightheaded at times. I usually gasp for air at some point when I eat or drink. I steer clear of exercising now because I barely feel I have enough breath to hold a normal conversation but I do get around pretty well at work since I'm in retail. I keep trying to listen to my body because it should not feel this labored to breath normally. It feels like my heart is struggling to beat or like my lungs want to give out. I don't think of it every second of the day, but at times it's hard to ignore. It seems to bother me more at night, or when I'm not really active because the symptoms don't relax when I do. I don't know how to continue coping with this, I just try to get through the day. I just can't imagine such constant symtoms having no cause or cure. I've googled my symptoms a ton of times and the only thing I can think of would be chestwall pain with the symptoms of dyspnea or angina. I'd appreciate any input or ideas or new things to try (but please try not to jump to the conclusion that it's in my head or that it's anxiety.. besides the symptoms not being a text-book case, my doctors agree nothing else seems to point to that). Thank you!!
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    • December 18, 2009
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  • For about 22 months now, I've had unexplainable symptoms that have consistently affected my quality of life. It gradually started almost two years ago when I noticed I had the feeling of pressure building up and moving upwards into my chest. The symptoms don't seem to be getting any better (if worse) however somedays its easier/harder to cope than others. I am 23 years old, female, employed full time in a low-stress job, just graduated from college a few years ago, take care of myself reasonably well in terms of diet and do nothing consistently enough for the symptoms to get better or worse. The symptomsThe symptoms include a strong feeling of "pressure" in my chest, sometimes accompanied by a burning feeling, pain, or feeling like something is stuck way down in my chest. It feels like someone is sitting on my chest or like there are tight bands around my chest. The part that is hardest to deal with is how it affects my breathing. The feeling gives me the sensation of suffocation, like I'm not getting relief from oxygen, like my heart is pounding out of my chest, or like I've just ran 5 miles and my breathing can't go back to normal. The weird part is that I can take a deep breath, my oxygen levels are perfect, and my heartbeat is normal. Plus, I also look and sound normal on the outside. It feels like I always need another breath, the sensation in my chest makes me feel like I've been holding my breath and it causes a lot of discomfort. It feels like a mild heart-attack all the time without the arm/jaw pain, in fact, I can't be sure I'd be able to tell the two apart. The pressure feeling is there 24-7 while the other symptoms vary in tolerabilty. They have not changed as a result of diet or stress/anxiety. I went to the ER in the beginning because it felt like heart pain and they gave me one of those anxiety cocktails and that didn't help the symptoms. My doc considered chest wall pain, but the pain doesn't worsen when he presses my chest. Tests I've hadAll of the tests Ive taken have come back showing I am the picture of health. Ultrasound, MRI, chest x-ray, endoscopy, motility test, etc. I've had my heart checked and a lung function test performed and they were both perfect. I also visited an allergist for 10 months and 3 inhalers and several allergy medicines did not help the chest/breathing symptoms. I have also been on lexapro, celebrex, and nexium - so we've moved on from thinking its GERD or anxiety (plus I have had anxiety issues in the past and I know how my body has and still does respond to anxiety). I've seen two internists, an allergist, heart doc, and a gastro doctor. I also tried cutting out all junk food, acidic foods, and dairy and just drinking water for a week and still no difference I often feel very short of breath and lightheaded at times. I usually gasp for air at some point when I eat or drink. I steer clear of exercising now because I barely feel I have enough breath to hold a normal conversation but I do get around pretty well at work since I'm in retail. I keep trying to listen to my body because it should not feel this labored to breath normally. It feels like my heart is struggling to beat or like my lungs want to give out. I don't think of it every second of the day, but at times it's hard to ignore. It seems to bother me more at night, or when I'm not really active because the symptoms don't relax when I do. I don't know how to continue coping with this, I just try to get through the day. I just can't imagine such constant symtoms having no cause or cure. I've googled my symptoms a ton of times and the only thing I can think of would be chestwall pain with the symptoms of dyspnea or angina. I'd appreciate any input or ideas or new things to try (but please try not to jump to the conclusion that it's in my head or that it's anxiety.. besides the symptoms not being a text-book case, my doctors agree nothing else seems to point to that). Thank you!!Have you figured it out yet? I suffer from the same thing, and while my doctors have always told me asthma, asthma medication has never helped. I highly recommend low intensity yoga class, it's the only thing that keeps it bearable, but I would like to know what it is that I have.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 4, 2010
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  • Here's a thought that I, with similar symptoms, am trying. So far it seems to be working, hopefully it will. There are two main gases associated with breathing: Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide. The lungs have a certain amount of air in them, then we breath in for Oxygen, then breath out the Carbon Dioxide. This sounds elementary, but bear with me ...When we breathe out we're not only getting rid of the Carbon Dioxide, but also making room for Oxygen in our next breath. My theory is that the suffocation sensation is coming not from a need for Oxygen, but from having too much Carbon Dioxide remain in our lungs. The Oxygen level in the rest of the body is fine, so the brain is happy. It is the lungs that is signalling a "problem", so it makes sense.My theory is that we develop a 'lazy' approach to breathing: from the normal amount of air in our lungs, we breath in, adding to the amount, then relax allowing the lungs to return back to the normal amount. We never get below the relaxed level of air, only adding to it, then relaxing back. Make sense? By this, we're getting Oxygen, but we're not getting rid of stale air, or the Carbon Dioxide.So, here is my approach: I concentrate on my breathing, and instead of breathing IN then relaxing, I am breathing OUT, then relaxing. Try it: for a series of breaths, exhale as much air as you can, then relax. When you relax, your lungs will return to the normal level of air, with Oxygen. You're still getting the Oxygen you need, but you're also getting rid of the Carbon Dioxide and stale air you don't.So, the idea is to retrain our breathing to breathe out first, then relax. By breathing out, we make room for the Oxygen that we get when we relax.Now, I'm not a doctor, I'm an engineer. But it makes sense, and it seems to help me.
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    • January 12, 2010
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  • I had similar problems with chest pressure but in addition my nose was congested. I too end up in the ER and went through heart and lung test.(that was expensive!)I used Fluticasone nasal spray and Qvar inhaler to help with the nose and chest congestion. They worked fine but I had bad side effect when I stopped using them. I stopped using them because I figured out it was my futon that was causing my congestion. I don't know what exactly in the futon that cause the problem, my allergist thinks its dust mites, but once I removed it I was feeling better.However, because of this event I developed some anxiety which in turn cause some gas build up that feel like a different type of chest pressure. Mylanta seem to help.What I suggest is it can be something toxic you are expose to. Try getting out of the environment you are currently in and narrow down possible toxic exposure.Good luck. God bless
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  • LuckiLab,Reading your post was heartbreaking, but, I must admit, a bit therapeutic for me. I am a female who's been suffering from similar symptoms since I was 16. I'm nearly 21 now, withdrawn from college & unable to hold a job due to my health, with no real diagnosis or treatment in sight. My symptoms have been accompanied by (other?) symptoms of what's known as ME/CFS/CFIDS --Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome. Perhaps yours have as well?For about 22 months now, I've had unexplainable symptoms that have consistently affected my quality of life. It gradually started almost two years ago when I noticed I had the feeling of pressure building up and moving upwards into my chest. The symptoms don't seem to be getting any better (if worse) however somedays its easier/harder to cope than others. I am 23 years old, female, employed full time in a low-stress job, just graduated from college a few years ago, take care of myself reasonably well in terms of diet and do nothing consistently enough for the symptoms to get better or worse. The symptomsThe symptoms include a strong feeling of "pressure" in my chest, sometimes accompanied by a burning feeling, pain, or feeling like something is stuck way down in my chest. It feels like someone is sitting on my chest or like there are tight bands around my chest. The part that is hardest to deal with is how it affects my breathing. The feeling gives me the sensation of suffocation, like I'm not getting relief from oxygen, like my heart is pounding out of my chest, or like I've just ran 5 miles and my breathing can't go back to normal. The weird part is that I can take a deep breath, my oxygen levels are perfect, and my heartbeat is normal. Plus, I also look and sound normal on the outside. It feels like I always need another breath, the sensation in my chest makes me feel like I've been holding my breath and it causes a lot of discomfort. It feels like a mild heart-attack all the time without the arm/jaw pain, in fact, I can't be sure I'd be able to tell the two apart. The pressure feeling is there 24-7 while the other symptoms vary in tolerabilty. They have not changed as a result of diet or stress/anxiety. I went to the ER in the beginning because it felt like heart pain and they gave me one of those anxiety cocktails and that didn't help the symptoms. My doc considered chest wall pain, but the pain doesn't worsen when he presses my chest. Tests I've hadAll of the tests Ive taken have come back showing I am the picture of health. Ultrasound, MRI, chest x-ray, endoscopy, motility test, etc. I've had my heart checked and a lung function test performed and they were both perfect. I also visited an allergist for 10 months and 3 inhalers and several allergy medicines did not help the chest/breathing symptoms. I have also been on lexapro, celebrex, and nexium - so we've moved on from thinking its GERD or anxiety (plus I have had anxiety issues in the past and I know how my body has and still does respond to anxiety). I've seen two internists, an allergist, heart doc, and a gastro doctor. I also tried cutting out all junk food, acidic foods, and dairy and just drinking water for a week and still no difference I often feel very short of breath and lightheaded at times. I usually gasp for air at some point when I eat or drink. I steer clear of exercising now because I barely feel I have enough breath to hold a normal conversation but I do get around pretty well at work since I'm in retail. I keep trying to listen to my body because it should not feel this labored to breath normally. It feels like my heart is struggling to beat or like my lungs want to give out. I don't think of it every second of the day, but at times it's hard to ignore. It seems to bother me more at night, or when I'm not really active because the symptoms don't relax when I do. I don't know how to continue coping with this, I just try to get through the day. I just can't imagine such constant symtoms having no cause or cure. I've googled my symptoms a ton of times and the only thing I can think of would be chestwall pain with the symptoms of dyspnea or angina. I'd appreciate any input or ideas or new things to try (but please try not to jump to the conclusion that it's in my head or that it's anxiety.. besides the symptoms not being a text-book case, my doctors agree nothing else seems to point to that). Thank you!!
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  • The chest pressure I am not sure but the feeling of suffocation (of the night too) may be due to anemia, or low red blood cell count. Did they do a blood test? I suffered from shortness of breath due to low red blood cells...good luck
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  • I have the same symptoms and it was due to breathing in burning styrofoam. I have tried all kinds of things, medical and alternative. The only thing has allowed my body to heal was going on a low-fat raw vegan diet, it took 4 months of doing it 100% before I saw major improvements. I felt better right away as it increases your oxygen uptake but I still could not walk long distances without coughing until about 4 months in. the best book on it is 'The 80/10/10 Diet'. go to the 'foodnsport' website to up on it. Chemical exposure is highly over looked for so many symptoms by the medical profession. After telling my Doc what happened, she actually said that perhaps breathing in burning styrofoam was a trigger for a pre-existing condition! They sure do get a good training in Med school! Training for what and for who I'm not sure.
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  • Did you ever get a diagnosis or find some medication that helped with these symptoms? I am currently experiencing something quite similar and wondering if you found anything out or of it just went away on its own?.
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  • Hi. I think we have the same symptoms. my problem start around 2009. when it start as a feeling of someone squeezing my heart. painful but not enough to passed out. didn't really think it is a problem, since i know it is not a sign of a heart attack. And then i would gradually have the same feeling once every 3-4 months. and be confused in what is the cause.

    I am now 24 and it gradually got worse. l have a feeling of pressure in my chest like a heavy book is constantly pressed in my chest despite me standing or sitting down. I thought it was my bra. so i usually just take it off. it reduce the pressure but it is still there.

    I also do annual check up and told my doctor about it but they said i am healthy. i did not do as much test as you but i am equally confused.

    I am also a kinesiology major so i know how breathing is important during workout. so when i do, i don't know why but i have to consciously breath properly or my body forget how to breath.
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  • Hi
    I wonder if you got diagnose at last.
    Your story is the same as mine and I suffer from the exact same symptoms without any relief or any solution what so ever form my doctors. Like wise, I went through all the exams you did to no avail. When I read your story I felt that you are telling my story. I could not believe that there is another person who can tell my story better.
    Have you ever diagnose? What you can suggest me to do next?

    Best
    M
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  • Have you got blood test done for Helicobacter pylori?
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