Did 100 reps with 30 lbs 2 days ago (not sure if its important or not) Have had a sinus infection for almost 3 wks (dr appt in 2 days) I have back problems and have t4 and flexeril for it. I took them last night in hopes of sleeping better since sinus has been keeping me awake and restless sleeps. When meds kicked in, I got bad chest pains that kept me up all night and had a hard time breathing for 1/2 night. Today it's still sore and sensitive. Area is solar plex/between breasts.. Had this before and dr said was acid reflux. If so why does it happen only occasionally (once every 2 or 3 mos) and cause such pain for 24 hrs ?? I am overweight, had pituitary tumor, have hypothyroidism, celiac (found out in jan), low magnesium. I have had 3 kids as well.
How tall are you (feet and inches)?: 5'3
What is your weight in pounds?: 186
How old are you?: 31
How long has this been going on?: More than a year
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Describe associated symptoms not listed above: The difficulty breathing part felt like someone was sitting on my chest.. I know it wasn't the side effect of the meds as I have been on them for a while
What have you done so far to remedy this condition? Please include tests and relevant studies here.
: I was given reflux meds for a couple wks. That seemed to help at that time as I was getting the pains repeatedly. But now 3 mos later it's back.
Please list any chronic medical problems and also list any prior surgery (lacerations don't count!): I have a pinched nerve in my lower back as well as arthritis. I can't take anti inflammatories as they caused major weight gain and stomach probs.. I have hypothyroidism, celiac disease, and low magnesium (taking vitamins)Had a pituitary tumor but it seems to be under control, not on meds for it anymore. I have had breast reduction 17 yrs old, surgery on my knee after skiing accident (15yrs), surgery on my armpit as breast tissue left grew (28yrs),tonsils removed (16yrs), adnoid removed (8yrs)
Check all conditions present in your immediate family... :
Asthma / Lung Problems
Please list any medication allergies that you have : : Penicillin - throat swells
Please list any medications you are currently taking (and dosage if known) :: Cytomel 1/3.5 & synthroid 50mcg compounded in one pill .. I take 3.. I also take Tylenol 4 and Flexeril10 mg. I also take daily vitamins, including vitamin b 100 complex, kelp, omega 3-6-9, vitamin c 1000mg, digestive enzymes, vitamin d 25 mcg, magnesium glycinate 600 mg ..and occasionally iron 300mg ( was deficient last yr)
When was your last menstrual cycle?: 3 weeks ago
Are you currently using or do you have a history of tobacco use?: Yes
Are you currently using or do you have a history of illegal drug use?: No
Please describe your alcohol consumption :: Occasionally
The pain causes, what other things it could be ?
Ma'am, with respect, you have so many issues going on at once here I can't really tie this up nicely. The fact is that your symptoms could be coming from reflux, could be from gallstones, or it could be your heart. There are other possibilites, but these three are top of the list.
The point I guess I would make with you is that in order to GET the diagnosis more work needs to be done.
For instance, withn the chronicity of this, reflux is a likely cause. But you need to be checked for ulcers and you may need to have an upper endoscopy (camera exam of inside of esophagus and stomach).
You are also at the right age for gallstone disease. An ultrasound of the gall bladder is probably needed in your case.
Finally, even though the odds are against this being your heart, it is certainly worth looking at your heart with an EKG and, perhaps, a stress test.
Your other medical problems DO muddy the waters, so perhaps the best advice I could give would be to make sure your doctor is comfortable AND competent to manage a complicated medical patient such as yourself.
There are many unanswered questions in your case. I wish I could help more, but there is much that is yet to be done.
If you have any questions please do ask them below in the comments section.