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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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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...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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I'm 23, my heart is racing at over 100bpm i'm short of breath and have a headache. What could be happening to me?

I'm 23, my heart is racing at over 100bpm i'm short of breath and have a headache. What could be happening to me?

Tachycardia: Tough to say without an exam, but an anxiety condition can cause these symptoms along with several other possibilities. Get an exam and be diagnosed. Get well soon. ...Read more

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My heart races every time i go upstairs or downstairs and i get short of breath. I'm in good shape no med issues healthy teen. What could it be?

My heart races every time i go upstairs or downstairs and i get short of breath. I'm in good shape no med issues healthy teen. What could it be?

Not clear: May be normal, but may represent a heart rhythm problem or a reactive airways/asthma problem. Needs formal evaluation by a physician to look for other symptoms, . ...Read more

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