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Dr. Lyall Gorenstein Dr. Gorenstein
Surgery - Thoracic
34 years in practice
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
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Is chest pain an expected part of opiate withdrawals?

Is chest pain an expected part of opiate withdrawals?

Not necessarily: Chest pain is a very broad symptom, and can be related to many different disorders, some serious, and others not so serious. If the reason for being on opiates is for chest pain after chest surgery or trauma like a rib fracture, than pain can be from withdrawl of opiates. If that is not the case, you should get checked out by a specialist.

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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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On prednisone taper below 6 mg, can withdrawal symptoms simply be mini flare up of my lupus symptoms (pleuritic chest pain, muscles aches, etc)or no?

On prednisone taper below 6 mg, can withdrawal symptoms simply be mini flare up of my lupus symptoms (pleuritic chest pain, muscles aches, etc)or no?

Yes: Withdrawal from steroid treatment may take several "tries" before its successful! Don't be discouraged! Hope this helps! Dr Z

Dr. Steven Warren Dr. Warren
Family Medicine
5 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Lupus & struggling w/prednisone drop from 6mg to 5.5 mg. Get pleuritic chest pain, muscles pain/stiffness, brain fog (mini flare or withdrawal sx)?

Lupus & struggling w/prednisone drop from 6mg to 5.5 mg. Get pleuritic chest pain, muscles pain/stiffness, brain fog (mini flare or withdrawal sx)?

Alternate: If you need to come off the prednisone check with your specialist because some stay on a low dose everday for life to decrease symptoms you may start with 6 then next day 5.5 then 6 and alternate for a couple of weeks before decreasing to 5.5 alternating with 5 SOmeimtes though it still small even going 6 then 5 3/4 is possible to slowly decrease

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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Have lupus. Struggling w/ prednisone taper below 5mg (head fog, pleuritic chest pain, body aches).MD said it's withdrawal symptoms & best to push thru sx. True?

Rheumatologist: Prednisone dose of 5 mgs or less is a low dose and since you're having pleuritic pain and other discomfort, your lupus may not be controlled. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you.

Dr. Sudhir Gadh Dr. Gadh
Psychiatry
14 years in practice
University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School
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I have hyperadrenergic pots and am in Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal. Went to hospital with chest pain and they said everything looked okay. Vomiting, sweating, shaking, weak, cp, resting hr 90-100, ectopics. Safe?

I have hyperadrenergic pots and am in Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal. Went to hospital with chest pain and they said everything looked okay. Vomiting, sweating, shaking, weak, cp, resting hr 90-100, ectopics. Safe?

Not safe...: Pots is without a proper algorithm of treatment but benzo use, especially xanax (alprazolam) can only be problematic, short and long term. Ask for a smooth taper of Klonopin (because stopping benzos cold turkey is not safe either) with a concurrent start of an snri like cymbalta/effexor or check out this link: http://www. Dinet. Org/what_helps. Htm staying hydrated is the simplest thing to start with.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Chest pains are normal part of withdrawals?

Chest pain: Chest pain is not a common withdrawal symptom but all manner of symptoms can happen with withdrawal.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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If I have chest pains near my heart, is this just a withdrawal symptom?

If I have chest pains near my heart, is this just a withdrawal symptom?

Chest pain: There are many causes for chest pain. Some relate to the heart and some don't. Without more information can't say.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is there any medication available to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Having cold sweats, some hand trembling and some chest pains this am?

Is there any medication available to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Having cold sweats, some hand trembling and some chest pains this am?

Excellent: Excellent advice by dr mcmullen. This needs to be treated at the hospital. However something to keep in mind once detoxified is that medical acupuncture can be very helpful (auricular / ear) with addictions. Take care.

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc Dr. Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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I'm experiencing chest pain on the left part and I have a caugh with white mucus comes out...every afternoon im having a fever...

I'm experiencing chest pain on the left part and I have a caugh with white mucus comes out...every afternoon im having a fever...

Suggesting pneumonia: Time to see your doc, your symptoms are suggesting an infectious process affecting your left lung. The sooner, the better.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Could my anxiety cause chest pain during an orgasm? I'm 28 and just started experiencing orgasms... Could that be part of the orgasm?

Could my anxiety cause chest pain during an orgasm? I'm 28 and just started experiencing orgasms... Could that be part of the orgasm?

Anxietyy: Chest pain is a very common symptom of anxiety. At age 28 and female this is the most likely cause of your chest pain. If the stress test you list was normal, the likely of anxiety being the cause is increased.

Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau Dr. Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Left sided chest pain. Stays localized the worrysome part is the increasing difficulty in breathing or catching breath over past 2 months. What is it?

Left sided chest pain. Stays localized the worrysome part is the increasing difficulty in breathing or catching breath over past 2 months. What is it?

Many possibilities..: It is very difficult to tell just w/ this piece of information. Since it is possible that your heart could be the problem you are young and this could include a wide range of possibilities: lung problems (like asthma or COPD), muscular, gastritis or acid reflux, to mention a few. It is important that you see someone for exam and possible tests. If pain gets severe and lasts > few mins go to ED.

Dr. Louise Andrew Dr. Andrew
Emergency Medicine
42 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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I have a miriad of symptoms diagnosed as gastro issues. My stomache area is so distended pain accross the underneath part of my ri s. chest pain cough?

I have a miriad of symptoms diagnosed as gastro issues. My stomache area is so distended pain accross the underneath part of my ri s. chest pain cough?

You need to be seen: Your question is hard to understand and it sounds as if both stomach and chest issues may be mixed in. Good luck.

Dr. Brian Olshansky Dr. Olshansky
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
43 years in practice
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Temporary chest pain situated near heart/left part of my chest, relieved with deeper breaths?

Noncardiac pain: Likely this is a plural type pain that may be related to inflammation, infection or simply a passing pain of no significance. If it continues, you need to evaluate this more carefully with your physician

Dr. Mathew Chengot Dr. Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
39 years in practice
University of Kerala, Kottayam Medical College
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My sister-22 years-works for 8 hours-lot of travelling-experience upper part of back pain-chest pain-eats less-weak. What is the problem?

My sister-22 years-works for 8 hours-lot of travelling-experience upper part of back pain-chest pain-eats less-weak. What is the problem?

Check up for PE: The pain mimics like muscular, how ever if suspicious for blood clots have a check up to sure there is no clots in legs

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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What causes chest pain right after working out/cardio? Mostly pain in middle to lower part of chest. Sometimes no specific to any spot.

What causes chest pain right after working out/cardio? Mostly pain in middle to lower part of chest. Sometimes no specific to any spot.

Tricky: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally,
heart disease is rare at age 20.
Pain can be localized by what triggers it. If moving or poking it is muscle and tendons, deep breathing it is the diaphram. If affected by eating, then the stomach and esophagus, etc.

Dr. Ira Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
38 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
42 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Christian Medical College
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Dr. William Walsh Dr. Walsh
Addiction Medicine
13 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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I'm 37 female have chest pain when moving and in general feel poorly I have sle lupus id this part of its overall sysmtoms?

Lupus: If you have been formally diagnosed as having lupus by a physician, it is not unusual to have pleurisy and fatigue. Pleurisy is the inflammation of the lining of the lung, and can be quite painful. Treatment of the pleurisy follows treatment of your lupus. Your rheumatologist should be able to adjust your medications to reflect your worsening symptoms.

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Dr. William Walsh Dr. Walsh
Addiction Medicine
13 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Is it normal or part of a sypmtom for me to have chest pain in the middle of my chest with a blood clot in lung?

Is it normal or part of a sypmtom for me to have chest pain in the middle of my chest with a blood clot in lung?

Pulmonary emboli: Pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the arteries of the lung) can cause chest pain from either damage to the lining of the lung (pleura), or strain on the heart. The second usually only occurs if the clot is large and the heart is sick. Talk to your pulmonologist about your chest pain.

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