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tight chested, dizzy after light exercise?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 29, 2009
  • 10:26 AM

Hi there,

I'm a 26 year old female, non smoker. For the last year I've been very active and fit. But just out of nowhere, everything has changed; for the last 6 weeks every time I exercise, I end up getting tight chested and dizzy just after a 20 minute walk. I'm out of breath even when I do a small activity, like shifting a box. So i'm too scared to push myself at the gym anymore. I've also noticed pains in my chest, mild and fleeting though. Only 6 weeks ago, I was able to exercise (and feel great) for an hour at a time. Dr is calling it asthma; I'm not wheezing at all and the medication she's put me on isn't doing much. Had a chest X'ray but all looks fine.

Does anyone know of any conditions with these symptoms, that aren't picked up by x-ray? Or is it that you just lose your fitness so quickly, after 6 weeks of non aerobic exercise you huff and puff at any exercise?

Any input would be great!!

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  • How is your diet? Do you only experience these chest pains after an exercise or during? Are you able to pin-point the area of the pain? Does the pain travel to any other parts of the body such as the left arm, neck or face? Did you not have an ECG done? Are you stressed?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 9, 2009
    • 02:00 AM
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  • How is your diet? Do you only experience these chest pains after an exercise or during? Are you able to pin-point the area of the pain? Does the pain travel to any other parts of the body such as the left arm, neck or face? Did you not have an ECG done? Are you stressed?My diet is really good, I think I'm quite healthy otherwise... I can't pin point the pain area, it comes and goes around, my back and my front. I haven't had an ECG done, my dr didn't suggest it at all... I am a little stressed at the moment. The pain doesn't travel at all. It is mainly during and after exercise, but sometimes it will come on at random times as well...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 18, 2009
    • 10:48 AM
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