Pressure And Heaviness In Chest
Posted 11 August 2007 - 01:27 PM
I've been in contact with my dr's office all this week. my cardiologist says i need to see him, but the earliest he can see me isn't till the 20th. So i guess my questions is for those of you who deal with pressure in your chest, how do you deal with it?? When it hits me, i usually try to rest, but that doesn't always help. I'm really hesistate about going to the er, cause they won't know what to do, and will end up sending me home. So i'll just be wasteing my time and end up more frustrated.
Today i've been okay, at least so far. So maybe it was just a bad week...who knows.
Posted 11 August 2007 - 01:31 PM
When doctors tell me that they can't do anything about my problem then I just ignore it. The pain does not go away but it does not make me as anxious.
Posted 11 August 2007 - 01:51 PM
when I have chest pain and/or discomfort breathing, I usually try to rest more than usual, with my legs above and increase my fluid intake (as well as gatorade).
Posted 11 August 2007 - 02:11 PM
Posted 11 August 2007 - 02:48 PM
Before I was treated for Mast Cell Activation Disorder I got that feeling periodically. Singulair, 20mg, totally made it go away for me. Sounds like you need a doc to listen to your lungs/heart sooner than the 20th. Can you see your PCP sooner than your cardio? I don't mean to worry you. I lived with that feeling for weeks and nothing untoward happened:-) Breathing in made the heaviness worse. is that what you are experiencing? It could even be a virus or allergy. Let us know what you find out.
Posted 11 August 2007 - 04:53 PM
Posted 11 August 2007 - 06:29 PM
If it's hard to breathe, then definately see your PCP ASAP. I had increased chest pain/pressure/tightness when I breathed in when singulair helped. If breathing is difficult you need someone to take a listen. What's your BP doing? I recently took progesterone to help regulate my period and my BP took a huge nosedive. I had trouble breathing and found my my BP was 71/40. I fell asleep and awake feeling much better. Could your BP be super low?
Posted 13 August 2007 - 12:23 AM
My chest pain is always worst when I'm anxious. If I weren't an anxious type, I'd probably be more helpful in my answer!
Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:26 AM
It took some trial and error to discover this and the doc was surprised, but it works for me.
You have to be sure your bp isn't too low before taking additional BB, of course.
Posted 13 August 2007 - 06:42 PM
and like other suggested prop your feet up too... and rest..and drink something seriously salty.. like bouillion broth or something... in stead of using 3 cups to make use 1 1/2 and the broth will cook down and youll have a salty drink! which might help a bit...
Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:25 AM
Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:55 AM
It all started months ago. From time to time, I had chest discomfort. Episodes increased gradually and the more time I was standing, the sooner I got that feeling and pain and had to sit down or lay down. But it had never happened while sitting. Even though, when the pain started it was more and more hard to cope with.
Then one day, at work (my collegues used to smoke at work by that time) I started with the same feeling. Chest pain and shortness of breath. Breathing in made it worse and I could not breath in deep because I got such a hard chest pain. It became unbearable and we called my husband to take me home. I thought it would go away after resting for a while, but while we were in the car going back home and my husband asked me if I prefered going to the ER, I accepted.
At the ER they did a blood test and a Xray and I had an inyection.
They said I had Pericarditis and prescribed a treatment + rest at home.
Other Cardiologist have seen the same Xray done at that time and said they did not see Pericarditis, but I still wonder what it could have been, as I have the same problem from time to time (but not so accute).
I can still not take the stairs up or I will feel out of breath, with a fast hr (faster than it should) and for a longer time, and chest discomfort... But I have not had it again while resting.
When do you get the chest pain and shortness of breath? Is it walking, at rest, sitting?
What seems to be worse is my sensitivity. I feel as if I am hypersensitive now.
For the first time in my life I scared the other day, while I was cooking. A teaspoon fell on to the floor closeby and I felt as If I was going to pass out. It happened quite fast: some Pre-syncope symptoms and... I had to sit and calm down.
I am on Licorice Root (= Florinef) and a Beta Blocker.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:57 PM
Posted 20 August 2007 - 02:08 PM
Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:18 PM
oh yeah, that's what they do for men.....