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edema and chest pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 23, 2008
  • 04:25 AM

I have had sever chest pain for about four months now, since I got a respatory infection. The antibiotics never got rid of it completely. The pain is worse when I cough or excersize,sit ups really hurt and sometimes it goes around my back. It's like sore muscles, but now my legs and ankles are getting so swollen that I can't get my jeans over my calves. They are huge and when I stick my finger in my skin the imprint stays there like silly puddy. I get short of breath sometimes but especially at night. My arms fall asleep from using them to keep myself as high on the pillow as possible to breath more comfortably. I went to the walk in and had a BNP done and the results came back fine(20). I know I should be relieved but I almost wish the test results came back differentlly so that at least the symptoms could be treated. My right leg is so swollen that it has effected my knee. Last night I fell asleep with the knee brace on and when I woke up my knee went down but my thigh and calf were an inch larger then that of my right leg. Does anyone know what could be causing this because my doctor sent me home saying I'm fine, but I don't think he's right. Thanks!

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