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I have severe chest pain around my sternum which is worse when lying down and trying to move around. What could this be?

I have severe chest pain around my sternum which is worse when lying down and trying to move around. What could this be?

Go to the ER: Severe chest pain should never be taken lightly. The positional nature of the chest pain makes one think of a possible pericarditis (inflammation or infection of the lining around the heart) although this could be a heart attack, blood clot, lung infection, etc. All possibilities that are very serious and should be excluded rapidly. Especially because you are on an immunosuppressive. Go now! Read more

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I've had mid to upper back pain for 2months now that gets worse when lying down and causes some chest pain. What could it be?

I've had mid to upper back pain for 2months now that gets worse when lying down and causes some chest pain. What could it be?

Musculoskletal pain?: See your doctor to get examined and get some test. I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact with me on my Virtual Practice at : www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan Read more

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Chest pain 2 weeks Got worse with naproxen now on indomethacin had EKG blood tests & chest xray all normal. Pain on left side worse when lying down

Chest pain 2 weeks Got worse with naproxen now on indomethacin had EKG blood tests & chest xray all normal. Pain on left side worse when lying down

Careful, normal does: Not=healthy, only common; easily misses what is happening. These tests=commonly done, easier/faster for Doc, yet unlikely relevant to your situation. Careful history & questions from someone knowledgeable & worthy your trust routinely more valuable, including: https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=young%20woman%20limited%20joint%20mobility. Rx'ed meds=only about pain, worsen health; solve nothing. Read more

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Pinching chest pain on the right side since Sunday. Doesn't feel like deep pain. Worse when taking deep breaths and lying down on my right side or back?

Pinching chest pain on the right side since Sunday. Doesn't feel like deep pain. Worse when taking deep breaths and lying down on my right side or back?

Pleuritic Chest Pain: When chest pain worsens with deep breathing or chest wall movement, it is called Pleuritic, which is due to inflammation and rubbing of the Pleura, the thin lining of the Lungs, like sandpaper Read more

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Chest pain going into back both sides. Worse lying down on back. Hard to breathe. Sx better on stomach but still bad. R side worse than left. Ideas?

Chest pain going into back both sides. Worse lying down on back. Hard to breathe. Sx better on stomach but still bad. R side worse than left. Ideas?

Please get some help: Chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked now please. Read more

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I have chest pain under my left breast. Pinching when I breath deep and move, worse lying down. No feverI take Qvar daily and had serve cough in Dec.?

Chest pain: Many severe viral upper respiratory infections are accompanied by s verse pleuritic, pleurisy or pericarditis. They both have symptoms you described and can be self limited or treated with anti-inflammatory agents Read more

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Chest pain & between shldr blades. Worse lying down. Better standing. History sle. Cta norm except lung scarring. Rheum says not heart. Pulm says not lung. Health profess. 9 hr days. Pain very real. Advice?

Chest pain & between shldr blades. Worse lying down. Better standing. History sle. Cta norm except lung scarring. Rheum says not heart. Pulm says not lung. Health profess. 9 hr days. Pain very real. Advice?

Worse breathing?: Pattern: worse lying down and better sitting up (especially leaning forward)-very suggestive of pericarditis which would not show up on a ct angio. Pain worse with deep breath? (usually would be). Sle is a common cause. Echo is indicated to r/o effusion. Sed rate is commonly up. Colcrys (as you list) is good - taking 0.6 mg bid? Nsaid or steroid pulse may be necessary. Pain won't respond to butran. Read more

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What's the solution for very bad chest pain from gas? It starts @ night and usually gets worse when laying down.

What's the solution for very bad chest pain from gas? It starts @ night and usually gets worse when laying down.

Diet: You need to change your diet, not eat late and you can use gas-x. Depending on your age, see doctor and make sure it is not heart related. Read more

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Why does the chest pain got worse when laying down and relieved when putting 2 pillow. Also help reduce breathlessness?

Cp: Depending on your condition of breathlessness what you describe as needing to elevate the head of the bed may be orthopnea. If is pain typically pericarditis will improve sitting forward and worsen upon recumbency. Read more

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Chest pain that radiates to back, cough, congestion, headache, hurts to take a full breathh and hurts worse when laying down.

Chest pain that radiates to back, cough, congestion, headache, hurts to take a full breathh and hurts worse when laying down.

Pericarditis: Sounds a lot like pericarditis, which is an inflammation of the sac that surround the heart. A lot of time it is secondary to some other infection, like bronchitis. Could also be pleurisy, which is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs. I'd get checked out by your doctor to be sure. Read more

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Severe left chest pain for 2 days now. Not responding to antacids. Hurts to move as well as breathe. Worse when laying down. How to manage this?

Severe left chest pain for 2 days now. Not responding to antacids. Hurts to move as well as breathe. Worse when laying down. How to manage this?

See doc: Your symptoms are suggesting pericardial inflammation, among others. Ibuprofen 400-600 mg, if tolerated, may work better, but you need to have your condition diagnosed properly. Seek immediate medical attention. Read more

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How can you differentiate pericarditis symptoms from just severe heartburn? Bad chest pain left side, worse when laying down and breathing in.

How can you differentiate pericarditis symptoms from just severe heartburn? Bad chest pain left side, worse when laying down and breathing in.

Cardiologist: I would recommend for you to go to a cardiologist. He will probably get an EKG and depending on its findings recommend particular managements. Interestingly enough the treatment for pericarditis would worsen gastritis since it is basically NSAIDS. Good Luck C Read more

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Why does my chest pain worsen when lying down?

Why does my chest pain worsen when lying down?

Inflammation: Through redistribution of forces. Your chest pain appears positional and most likely reflects either musculoskeletal pain versus visceral, as in pericarditis when pain is typically worse when lying down. Would recommend discussing your symptoms with your doc at your earliest convenience. Read more

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Diagnosed with high BPM at resting point and chest pain when lying down, what's going on?

Diagnosed with high BPM at resting point and chest pain when lying down, what's going on?

Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! Read more

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I have periodic lower chest pain after I finish my meal or lying down. What should I do?

See your MD asap: It sounds like it could be indigestion or gerd (acid reflux), but you never know. Could be something more serious. Try an antacid or proton pump inhibitor (prilosec, pravacid, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc). I highly encourage you to see a doctor for complete workup and diagnosis. Read more

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What could be the cause of my sudden chest pain? I am just lying down. Something like a tightened rubberband pressure in center

Depends: Could still be heart. Could be heartburn (esophagus with reflux). Could be lungs and pulmonary embolus. Could be muscle spasms. If persists or worsens, see md or call 911. .. Read more

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