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A 23-year-old female asked:

i am experiencing shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, exercise or physical activity) (severity: moderate) (better by: rest, sitting upright) and headache (occurred: 1 - 3 hours) (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen,

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Go see doctor: Could be a respiratory viral syndrome, but more concerning potential causes would include pericarditis, myocarditis, or congestive heart failure. Needs a professional evaluation.

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