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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
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?
What could be the cause of my sudden chest pain? I am just lying down. Something like a tightened rubberband pressure in center
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, etc). I highly encourage you to see a doctor for complete workup and diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used to have chest pain late at night when sitting but it disappeared when lying down. 2 x-rays & 2 graph tests showed nothing. What was it? Worry?
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
Rib/chest pain on left side? Lower chest, doesn't seem to have a connection with breathing worse when lying down.
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