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Need some help with some chest problems...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 18, 2007
  • 07:37 AM

I've had a respitory problems in the past, so doctor's usually write it off as that. Also, I suffer from anxiety- so they usually write it off as that as well. They usually believe I'm over reacting.

But, I've had this problem for quite some time. I have a pain just below my armpit, that seems to be from my lungs. Just the left side of the left lung, usually. But from time to time I experience shooting pains from my throat to my pelvis. I also have reoccuring pains on the left side of my body that cause me to tighten my muscles, which seems like the only thing to help it. Whenever I breathe in, it feels as if I either have no feeling in the side of my lung, or that side feels as if it's taking in no air at all (although it must be, because I don't really feel a shortness of breath or anything of that sort).

In the past I was also diagnosed with an inflamation problem, something like arthritis, so I'm told. I was perscribed Vioxx about 3 years ago and took it for a half a year. Currently, I take citalopram for anxiety attacks when I need it.

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  • Get a chest xray. You might have a pneumothorax...or maybe pleurisy.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • yes,get a chest x-ray first.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, I am Kris and 7 years having problems..some of my symptomshead acheblurred visionchest pain weight gainweight losshyperincreased acid..heartburn and nothing helpscraving ice waterhot flashesunable to sleep..tofall or stay asleep with out medicationmouth feel like raw meatanger easytired..fatiquelow immunity chatching everything...colds flu mrsamental confusion..poor recall.enter a room and forgot why in roomfelt like going to die......................................abdominal pain midline under sternummedication ..no response for hours like it didn't absorband this is some of what I can remember..oh, also gallbladder....flucuation of bloodpressure..100/70 norm...220/190Well I just found out I have Pheochromocytomaa adrenal cancer..had ct..going for mri in am...If you had some of this symptoms..go to a endocreanologist....they can do blood work to see if you have this..good luck, Kris d
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