A 29-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

i have chest tightness at least 2x a week ive had ekgs,stress test,echo,blood tests done everything normal can it be anxiety or gerd?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: You already take a drug for GERD - does your provider have other recommendations for it? Also it was good to have those tests, but you need to respect the results. Really. A Health psychologist can teach you how to understand and handle your body's reactions - using them as guides, not being punished by them. It can take time to find a therapist fit, but try. CBT really help w/ anxiety too.
Answered on Sep 27, 2014
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Can be gastric or: anxiety related depending on when do you feel the chest tightness? When you get up, or all day, or at night? Also, do you have someone to work with you regarding your stress levels, and help you overcome this feeling? Cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful. Also, does Omeprazole reduce chest pressure when treating GERD? Speak to your PCP about this. That is best.
Answered on Oct 14, 2016

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Heart pounding: A forceful heart beat without an abnormality of heart rhythm or heart pathology may be seen with high blood pressure, but if there is no elevation of ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Coutts ii
25 years experience Family Medicine
Gallbladder: Sometimes pain from your gallbladder can radiate to your upper chest. see your family doctor and get an ultrasound of your gallbladder.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Normal test: With all those normal tests you should be anxious over something more likely to happen, like paying taxes or santa claus running out of feed for the r ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Not anxiety?: Anxiety & panic attacks frequently cause shortness of breath, as well as many other physical symptoms. I'm glad you have such good results from your ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month