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difficulty breathing and severe chest pain

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  • Posted By: iwhineinpain
  • May 3, 2010
  • 08:38 AM

Female in late 50s. I had an allergic reaction to Cymbalta in Jan. 2010 - given to help relieve the pain from Gall Bladder surgery. In last part of Feb., I started mild exercising on exercise bike. Then had high pulse, difficulty breathing, gasping for air and chest pain, saw spots before eyes lasted 5 hours plus. The cardiologist sent me to E.R. Results showed no heart attack. E.R. doctor thought it was G.I. and told to get stress test for heart. Chest pain continued whether exercising (cardio) or just sitting in chair /no exersion. Had Endoscope in March found Hiatial Hernia, put on medicine. Continued daily huffing and puffing when getting dressed, chest pain mainly in breast area, sharp pain between shoulder blades or going down arm. Labored breathing for 6 - 8 hours. This has happened daily. I've had heart cath. - no blockages, heart echo - no leakages, Cat scan on lungs - no blood clots, and GI doctor says pain is not caused by Hiatial Hernia. My doctors tell me that I have to live with pain. I cannot drive sometimes because I can't breath or catch my breath. Any suggestions.

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