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Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease? Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances. Heart Tests were norm. Not Lyme Carditis?

Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease? Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances. Heart Tests were norm. Not Lyme Carditis?

Not always a rash: The classic bullseye rash is not necessary to diagnoses lyme's. If you live in an area with many deer ticks and there is a possibility that one was on your body for more than 24-36 hours, it would be beneficial to go in to clinic to discuss blood testing for lyme's disease. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Pulm heard a loud heart murmur on left side 1 mo ago. Echo norm. Dr says still loud but prob just pleural rub. Can hear in back and up to neck. Chest pain. Sleep sitting up cause hard to breathe and painful. Does norm echo rule out cardiac issues?

Pulm heard a loud heart murmur on left side 1 mo ago. Echo norm. Dr says still loud but prob just pleural rub. Can hear in back and up to neck. Chest pain. Sleep sitting up cause hard to breathe and painful. Does norm echo rule out cardiac issues?

Murmur: Was the echocardiogram perfectly normal or was there some valvular abnormality? Sometimes minor abnormalities create loud murmurs. Other causes of loud noises in the chest and neck include abnormalities of blood vessels in the neck or thorax or pericardial disease. Asymmetric septal hypertrophy of the heart can cause loud murmurs but should be obvious on echocardiogram. See a cardiologist for advi ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain when sleeping on left side?

Sharp chest pain when sleeping on left side?

Costrochondritis: Generally chest pain when sleeping on the side is musculoskeletal in origin and does not signify heart disease. The only worrisome problem could be reflux, which may be causing pain in your espohagus when you lie on your side. ...Read more

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55 year old white male, recent chest pain in sleep, and at work as an rn. Stress test done and P wave flattend out during exercise?

55 year old white male, recent chest pain in sleep, and at work as an rn. Stress test done and P wave flattend out during exercise?

CP: P wave flattening out during exercise, does not indicate ischemia. You may want to do a nuclear stress test or a cardiac cath after discussing with your cardiologist for a definitive answer. It especially indicated if you are a smoker have other risk factors. ...Read more

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My girl is having hypokalemia. She recently have been saying that she is having chest pain while sleeping and eating. What is the remedy for it??

My girl is having hypokalemia. She recently have been saying that she is having chest pain while sleeping and eating. What is the remedy for it??

Low K: Find out cause first but till then have her start DASH eating plan Chap 9 today. Book numbers are
ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 or
eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8
This will help almost immediately. Need much more info tho and I specialize n this. Can do 2nd opinion or go 2 Yahoo group hyperaldosteronism. 1st check K n urine and blood. If low n both then losing from sweat, stool or vomit or taking diuretics. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis cause chest pain when sleeping on stomach?

Can costochondritis cause chest pain when sleeping on stomach?

Costochondritis: It depends which costochondral junction is involved, also the position you are lying---- in other words yes it can. ...Read more

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Numbness chest pain socking in sleep. Reason?

Numbness chest pain socking in sleep. Reason?

Obstructive Sleep: Apnea is a condition of cessation of breathing during sleep that lasts for 10 seconds or longer. OSA should first be confirmed with the proper medical sleep studies. Regardless, the cause, could be only muscle pain or anxiety. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or cardiologist. ...Read more

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Constant chest pain worse when sleeping, Shortness of breath when sleeping. Have had X-rays and nothing has been found. Might die in my sleep,?

Constant chest pain worse when sleeping, Shortness of breath when sleeping. Have had X-rays and nothing has been found. Might die in my sleep,?

This is worrisome: Any pain that occurs while sleeping is dangerous. You need to have your heart examined as well as your chest, and soon. Always sleep with your head up on a wedge or several pillows and see checklist for avoiding heartburn. Good luck. Get seen. ...Read more

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I have asthma, been almost 2 moths, doctor give me medicine doesn't help, shortness of breathe, chest pain, can't sleep cause of coughing @ night, ?

I have asthma, been almost 2 moths, doctor give me medicine doesn't help, shortness of breathe, chest pain, can't sleep cause of coughing @ night, ?

Mgt: I would suggest reviewing your asthma plan and triggers. Allergy testing can help to guide you as to what triggers to avoid.
A virtual appt is available to review your asthma plan.
Your asthma is not well controlled and requires attention. ...Read more

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Upper right chest pain occurs when I sleep on soft mattress but when I slept on hard mattresss no pain were there? Should I change my mattress?

Upper right chest pain occurs when I sleep on soft mattress but when I slept on hard mattresss no pain were there? Should I change my mattress?

Pretty Clear To Me: You might wonder why there are so many types of mattresses available to the consumer. Each of us has different needs for the softness or firmness of our mattress. Since a good night sleep is so important as part of a healthy lifestyle, choose a mattress that provides maximum comfort. Take your time, check out different mattresses. Always practice good sleep hygiene. Pleasant dreams. ...Read more

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I work up with really bad chest pain today! Maybe from sleeping wrong because when I turned over this morning I almost went screaming from the pain.

I work up with really bad chest pain today! Maybe from sleeping wrong because when I turned over this morning I almost went screaming from the pain.

Hard to say: If positional and reproducible probably muscular or bony. If persistent, constant and unrelenting immediate visit with your doctor is indicated or to the emergency room. Good luck ...Read more

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Chronic chest pain x 1yr. Had pericard and pleuritis/effusions then, but continue to have chest pain Still have to sleep basically sitting up. Cause?

Chronic chest pain x 1yr. Had pericard and pleuritis/effusions then, but continue to have chest pain Still have to sleep basically sitting up. Cause?

G'NightSweetPrincess: At your age, you need a full evaluation by a doctor (preferably a cardiologist) to evaluate the current condition of your heart. You may have a long term complication of your prior heart problems or a new development or, more likely, both. Either that, or have a new bed constructed so you can sleep upright more comfortably. I prefer the former suggestion and as soon as possible for you. ...Read more

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Day 9 of flagy for c diff. Fine diring day but every night get bad nausea, sometimes vommiting, major bloating, gas, chest pain, anxiety, can't sleep.

Day 9 of flagy for c diff. Fine diring day but every night get bad nausea, sometimes vommiting, major bloating, gas, chest pain, anxiety, can't sleep.

C.Diff: This could be the side effects of Flagyl or the morbid effects of the c. Diff infection or the combination of both. Hopefully, it will get better once the infection is treated and you're done with the medication. You may treat your symptoms symptomatically and your treating doc should be able to help. ...Read more

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I've been depressed for the past 2 weeks (not the first time), have racing thoughts, chest pain, muscle spasms and sleeping troubles. Is this anxiety?

I've been depressed for the past 2 weeks (not the first time), have racing thoughts, chest pain, muscle spasms and sleeping troubles. Is this anxiety?

See your pcp: To get checked for chest pain, muscle spasms. Can only say it's from anxiety after medical evaluation has ruled out physical causes. Tell your doctor how you've been feeling, include any meds you take, any alcohol/drug/tobacco use. Ask for referral to a mental health professional if all points to psychological issues. Good you've asked for help here. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Ekg was clear: heart palps waking me, can't sleep, chest pain, SOB, general fatigue and aches, sense of impending doom. Whatbis the next step to take?

Ekg was clear: heart palps waking me, can't sleep, chest pain, SOB, general fatigue and aches, sense of impending doom. Whatbis the next step to take?

Next: Broaden view.: EKG only shows heart electrical activity, not causes. Yes the changes in heart rate & strength of beat may be involved in your waking up with symptoms, yet neither are CAUSES, only symptoms/results of internal autonomic activity which split-second regulate heart/body functions 24/7. Autonomic activity=mind/brain control extending into body. Fears/Terrors in dreams (amnesia on awakening)=cause. ...Read more

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99F, migraine, stuffy nose, barking cough, ear pain, throat pain (feels tight), mild chest pain. Low appetite. Trouble sleeping. How to relief?

99F, migraine, stuffy nose, barking cough, ear pain, throat pain (feels tight), mild chest pain. Low appetite. Trouble sleeping. How to relief?

Mgt: Your symptoms are consistent with the flu or flu like illnesses. I would suggest being screened for the Flu and possibly for Strep throat. Medication can be prescribed accordingly. Swollen tender nodes and fever are important to discuss with your PCP. ...Read more

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Feel bloated after eating. Chest pain + pressure while sleeping relieved by burping or walking. Taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for heartburn. Any ideas?

Chest pain: Sounds like gastrointestinal gas but you should be checked for coronary disease notwithstanding. You can try simethicone in the meantime. ...Read more

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What can I do about chest wall pain? Cant sleep.

What can I do about chest wall pain? Cant sleep.

Usually is: Chest wall pain is generally due to a strained muscle, contused or broken rib, or arthritis/rheumatism of the costo-chondral joints (the attachment of rib to cartilage). Heat, physical therapy, acupuncture and pain relieving drugs are the usual course of therapy. Many forms are self-limited and if persistent, further evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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Can sleeping in a awkward way be a cause of chest pain?

Can sleeping in a awkward way be a cause of chest pain?

Yes but....: Musculoskeletal problems can be aggravated by prolonged maintenance of physically harmful postures. These pains tend to be transient and often with muscular soreness. But high blood pressure often peaks during sleep and can lead to heart-related symptoms. Coexisting shortness of breath and fatigue are warning signs of something other than musculoskeletal problems. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with a cold, breeze coming in overnight cause chest pain when I wake, up?

Can sleeping with a cold, breeze coming in overnight cause chest pain when I wake, up?

? Asthma: If you have Asthma then chest tightness with other accompanying symptoms like wheezing and coughing can be experienced. If you have chest pain on the left side and persists for more than a few minutes get medical help right away. ...Read more

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What causes 19 yr to wake from sleep with sharp chest pain on left side for 2-3 min no other symptoms.

What causes 19 yr to wake from sleep with sharp chest pain on left side for 2-3 min no other symptoms.

Chest pain: At 19 sharp chest pain likely related to some type of pleurisy or chest wall pain. GERD another possibility. Although less likely a more serious cause would be PE.
Usually at your age a bop and smoking would need to be involved. Cardiac can be cause, but usually associated with drug use at your age. ...Read more

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Can sleeping on a couch cause you to have chest pain?

Can sleeping on a couch cause you to have chest pain?

No, not normally...: You need to find out why asap. Do not what...It could be your heart! ...Read more

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Can sleeping on my back and snoring cause chest pain?

Can sleeping on my back and snoring cause chest pain?

Yes: Snoring can be loud/strong enough to cause chest discomfort in the morning. If you are overweight and have daytime fatigue you need to ask your doctor about being evaluated for sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I am having a chest pain recently and it has been going on for a week now and I am always tired each time I wake up from sleep every morning?

I am having a chest pain recently and it has been going on for a week now and I am always tired each time I wake up from sleep every morning?

Be tested: Go see your dr right away.
With your young age, heart related condition causing your chest pain is less likely.
Nevertheless, have a comprehensive evaluation by your dr including ekg, blood test, chest xray etc.
Be tested for acid reflux, thyroid disorder, sleep apnea etc.
Good luck friend! ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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