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Suffering from severe pain on left side of heart near ribcage and breastbone, stomach bloated,short of breath,dysapnea and more painful when sitting?

Suffering from severe pain on left side of heart near ribcage and breastbone, stomach bloated,short of breath,dysapnea and more painful when sitting?

Likely not ur heart: Given the description of your symptoms this is unlikely to be heart related pain. If it hurts more with sitting try pressing on the area while laying down and see if it is tender. If the bone is tender and it hurts to breathe, you most likely are suffering from costochondritis, which is a benign inflammation of the ribs. You can treat it by taking Ibuprofen with meals. ...Read more

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All day felt bloated and short of breath.PCP says no heart.this happened 8 mos ago when I had similar nasal congestion.ANXIETY?Gas?Cardiac?Please help

All day felt bloated and short of breath.PCP says no heart.this happened 8 mos ago when I had similar nasal congestion.ANXIETY?Gas?Cardiac?Please help

Seek medical workup.: Many different things cause shortness of breath and bloating. Common causes include your Nasal congestion for shortness of breath which could benefit from otc antihistaminics like Zyrtec. Did your pcp say no heart? Did he work you up? Heart=cardiac. In any case see your doctor. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath when lying down. Feel bloated. If fluid accumulating in my lungs from weak heart would chest xray 2 days ago (standing) show it?

Shortness of breath when lying down. Feel bloated. If fluid accumulating in my lungs from weak heart would chest xray 2 days ago (standing) show it?

SOB when lying down: May have reflux. Consider elevating head of bed by placing a pillow between mattress and box spring. Try ranitidine and/or prevecid which are OTC. Shortness of breath may come from possible reflux into lungs and lungs compress when lying down . Check PFTs- study of lung function to see if have asthma. CXR would show an large heart ,fluid. Echo give more detail on heart anatomy. f/u/w/ doc ...Read more

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Can ssri's/snri's cause shortness of breath(shallow breathing) in heart patients. 2 stents in lad..Never had this problem before stents?

Can ssri's/snri's cause shortness of breath(shallow breathing) in heart patients. 2 stents in lad..Never had this problem before stents?

Not usual: Although ssris/snris don't generally cause breathing difficulty, one cannot exclude the possibility that you are having an atypical rxn. The only way to know is to stop the med temporarily, and then reintroduce it. Meanwhile, you need a stress test to be sure one of your stents isn't failing (developing "in-stent restenosis". ...Read more

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Have proxysml afib on coreg BP iin the 120/65 range and pulse around 65 pulse sspikes to 95 sometimes short of breath and heart seems to race ideas?

Have proxysml afib on coreg BP iin the 120/65 range and pulse around 65 pulse  sspikes to 95 sometimes short of breath and heart seems to race ideas?

Multifactorial: It is difficult to say if your symptoms are in fact due to afib. If you are in atrial fibrillation a significant amount of time, that might explain sob. Beta blockers can make some patients short of breath so that is another possibility. Rate seems pretty well controlled but you might consider an ambulatory monitor say for 3 weeks to determine your actual afib burden. Ask your cardiologist. ...Read more

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In march i started getting short of breath had xray EKG cat scan ultra sound of heart now i have all symptoms of heart failure could they missed it ?

In march i started getting short of breath had xray EKG cat scan ultra sound of heart now i have all symptoms of heart failure could they missed it ?

Heart failure. : Heart failure usually occurs slowly but can be precipitous. Understanding what the etiology causing the failure helps to understand best routes to evaluate and teat it. Your heart failure could be easily missed especially at your age. Talk to your doctors to understand what happened in your case. Physicians practice to help patients and to ensure they understand what is going on. ...Read more

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Random blue hands while warm, tight chest, short of breath, sore neck, throbbing heart. 17wks pregnant. Worrisome symptoms?

Random blue hands while warm, tight chest, short of breath, sore neck, throbbing heart. 17wks pregnant. Worrisome symptoms?

Play it safe: See your obstetrician and see a cardiologist who has experience with pregnant patients. The assessment of your symptoms should reveal the underlying cause and will suggest the treatment. ...Read more