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Chest Pain Worsens 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
Have you on topamax (topiramate) experienced chest pain and dizziness that worsens when lying down?
I have a chest pain near the center for the past 4 days and worsens when lying down or try to get up, cough, or inhale deeply. Also coughing at night?
Chest pain: These symptoms are most compatible with pleurisy and associated pneumonia, although bronchitis, pericarditis or pinching of intercostal nerve or muscle in the rib cage are possibilities. In any event you should be examined by a physician, even if you have no fever,sweats or chills. A chest xray, complete blood count and possibly an EKG will most likely be part of the evaluation. ...Read more
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What could be the cause of my sudden chest pain? I am just lying down. Something like a tightened rubberband pressure in center
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