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Does Bengay Relieve Chest Pain
Depends on cause...: If it is due to a lung issue, you need to see a pulmonologist, if it is musculoskeletal a physical therapist might help. It may also be due to acid reflux from your stomach when the intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressures are raised with coughing, so you may need to see a gastroenterologist. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
CP: CP at random times- does not sound too ominous. It has to be evaluated keeping in view of cardiac risk factors. Get checked atleast once. ...Read more
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
I've been having episodes of severe chest pain, I've went to the ER & been told it's severe reflux but what medicine can give fast relief?
Changing diet: To avoid trigger foods is paramount to helping heart burn/acid indigestion. The proton pump inhibitors (ppi) class of drugs are the greatest at stopping acid production at the cellular level, and can be prescribed by your dr. Best wishes. ...Read more
Dull chest pain (both sides) starting when sitting for long periods of time, relieved by leaning forward. 22yr active male. What could it be?
See PCP: It is important not to ignore chest. Every organ and tissue in the chest cavity can be a source of the pain. A proper diagnosis is essential in preparing a proper treatment plan. The pcp will also evaluate the lower back and determine the cause. Your pcp will determine if a home treatment protocol is appropriate or if she/he should refer you to the proper specialties. ...Read more
No-Now: Although chest pain may not be an emergency, there is no simple way an untrained person may be able to distinguish true cardiac originating chest pains which is a true medical emergency requiring going immediately to an emergency department from noncardiac origin chest pains which usually are not as urgent. Even trained professionals may have difficulty distinguishing the cause and will need tests. ...Read more
I'm having bad chest pain. But I keep having extremely bad gas. When I flatuate it relieves the pain. Does that' mean its just gas?
Probably not heart: Risk of heart attack in an 18 y/i is nearly zero. Upper abdominal pain can often be interchangeable with lower chest pain too. Gas pain could be a possibility but there could be several like irritable bowel, gallbladder etc. If it continues you may need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Urgent! Burning chest pain when breathin all day no relief started after waking up nonstop no sob cause? History: hbp palps angina tachy minimal
Urgent: If you are that distressed, go to the doctor. If you have already done so and haven't asked what is going on, do so. There are many possibilities and out on the web an answer isn't likely to be forthcoming. ...Read more
Since yesterday I have experienced random pains in my head and chest (chest pain relieved by BM). Also, twitches in the left area of chest sometimes.
Brief Pains: If you are young and have no medical problems and the pains only last a few seconds they probably are not dangerous. If you start to have shortness of breath, get drenched in sweat, have nausea or vomiting, get dizzy, or the pain remains constant for more than 20min you should probably see a doctor. ...Read more
I have chest pain caused by GERD that is sometimes severe. What can I do to relieve this pain? I have had an endoscopy and it showed no underlying p
GERD: I have chest pain caused by GERD that is sometimes severe. What can I do to relieve this pain? I have had an endoscopy and it showed no underlying p ANS: If no one has suggested it I recommend putting 6 inch blocks under the head of your bed. You can get them at Bed Bath and Beyond of DIY stores. This keeps acid from running into your esophagus which causes the pain. Works quickly and well. ...Read more
Can someone relive my mind. I'm a heavy smoker trying to quit have a cough with gagging that doesn't go away and chest pain often. Is it 2 late to fix?
Not too late...yet: The train is getting ready to leave the station. Be sure you're on it! You have acute bronchitis. Your breathing passages are doing their best to send you a message. Please listen. Some day, it will be too late. At 20, it isn't now. And it doesn't have to be ever. Don't pay for some tobacco executive's BMW. Save your money, your lungs, and your life. Kick the habit! ...Read more
I have chest pain only w/ certain movements/positions/sneezes. When I have pain, I press on the area and it cracks and relieves the pain.?
33weeks pregnancy. Severe chest pain but I take doppler3rd trimester scan. Everything is perfect. What is the solutions of relief pain? Medicins
Chest pain: Chest pain could be from relux disease, which is very common during pregnancy. First try changing your eating habits. Eat several small meals than large meals. After eating wait for atleast 3 hours before you lie down. Avoid sweets or spicy food. Keep head end of the bed elevated. You can try some antacids like zantac (ranitidine). If not relieved consult your physician to get prescription medications. ...Read more
Severe upper stomach nd chest pain fr 3 days with acidity. Taking Pantoprazole on prescribed by dctr but no relief. It hurts a lot. Plz help.
Take....antacid: Try Aludrox, Gellusil, ....antacids.....Get a more detailed answer ›
Experiencing middle chest pain and sometimes difficulty in breathing for almost a week. I've done ECG and its normal. Wat pain reliver can I take?
Low risk pt: From a cardiac stand point your a young female with atypical chest pain. So a work up for pericarditis (inflamation around the heart) or other non cardiac sources. Muscle or skelatal issues. Reflux during exercise etc. You can try advil (ibuprofen) to see if this helps. Labs cxr 2d echo etc. ...Read more
My left and right arm hurt all day yesterday no S.O.B or chest pain today I woke up and my left arm only hurts. I took OTC pain relief but no relief?
Pain is a signal...: There are many possibilities for these symptoms and in the absence of other symptoms or feeling ill, I think it is reasonable to set up an appointment this week with your doctor. What seems to be simply muscle aches could be chronic and not life-threatening problems or rarely more immediate problems that need to be addressed promptly. At your age and with no other symptoms, the former is likely. ...Read more
29 m, chest pain only when turning head to the left. Started after waking. Had a good checkup and ekg. Where should my wife massage to give me relief?
Muscle spasm: If she works her fingers into the neck and shoulder muscles, she should be able to feel the area (s) that are tight. Working the fingers in a circular motion over the areas tight should help loosen things up. ...Read more
Have been having constant chest pain which radiates to my back for 5 days, EKG normal, exercise intolerance, but ativan (lorazepam) relieved. What could it be? Help
I have chronic right side chest pain that is relieved with belching. I've taken Prilosec and Nexium (esomeprazole) and I still have this issue. What could this be?
I have been diagnosed with constochrondritis. Ibuprofen doesn't help me 600 mg or 800 mg it's been two years no relief from the chest pain.
Hi. I have chest pain that comes and goes. It is relived by burping. I have had several ecgs and an echo that we're all fine. Very scary when I get it.
Ruling out: It sounds as though you have had only static ECGs and transthoracic echocardiograms. Neither of these tests "rule out" coronary artery disease and/or ischemia as a cause of your chest pain. A stress echocardiogram is warranted depending on other risk factors. Second, that your CP is relieved with "burping" suggest GI causes: GERD, heart burn, achalasia perhaps. SEE A GI medical doctor too! ...Read more
Chest pain & dizzy. BP was 88/42, HR was 94. Sat up to try to relieve the pain & BP shot up to 122/91 & HR was 111. Not dehydrated. What should I do?
Concerning: At 18, you are certainly low risk for having cardiovascular disease, but there are heart related causes of chest pain in your age group (acute toxic cardiomyopathy or viral myocarditis for examples). If the symptoms have not completely resolved, you need to go to the ER. If they have, be sure you can adequately hydrate and consult your physician in the morning. ...Read more
Suffering from acid reflux for 1 wk. Was put on protonix (pantoprazole) 4 days ago but havnt felt relief from chest pain/burning. When will the medicine take affect?
Give time to heal.: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a very effective drug and works from the very first day in blocking the acid production, The burning is usually from the damage to the lining of the esophagus (The food pipe). This damage takes about a week or little longer to heal. Please continue taking Protonix (pantoprazole) and give some time. ...Read more
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