I have had several instances of severe burning pain. The doctors don't know what is wrong. I have been to the ER and doctors office several times. I have had a heart stress test, blood work, had my vitals monitored, etc. I have had an attack while hooked up to all the heart and blood pressure machines in the ER, and all the machines said that I was normal! The last doctor said that he had never heard of this, and he didn't know how to help me. It's not a panic attack, an anxiety attack, or in my head, as other doctors have suggested. I usually wake up with a tight feeling in my chest, it gets hard to breathe, then a strong burning pain radiates out from my chest to my arms and legs for several hours. The pain is so bad that I feel like I'm dying. The sensations last for several days, slowly fading away. The first time it happened I felt like I was on fire! The doctor's thought I had had a bad reaction to Effexor, and took me off that. Then they thought it might be the Lovastatin, and took me off that. But I am still having these attacks. I have asthma, and when I take my Albuterol inhaler for the breathing problem in the beginning, it makes the burning even worse! I am also taking Q-var, Nasarel, and Wellbutrin. My doctor is going to try weaning me off the Wellbutrin to see if that is it, but since I can tolerate this med, I don't want to go off and have to try a new antidepressant. Has anyone else had symptoms like these? Could it be Albuterol, or one of the asthma meds? When an attack happens, there is nothing I can do except suffer until it goes away! I don't know what to do next. Any help or ideas would be gratefully received!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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