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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i have really bad chest pain and going into my back. pain is constant then get occasional sharp stabbing pain right in the middle of chest. iv had the pain for over a week now but im worried its my heart.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
Have you seen a doctor?
User :   yes but they cannot come up with anything. one suggested hiatus hernia but i had an endoscopy and all seems normal
Doctor :  
May i know your age and gender?
User :   female aged 35
Doctor :  
Do you have any breathing difficulties too?
User :   no none
Doctor :  
do you have diabetes or hypertension?
User :   neither
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :  
Have you got an ECG?
User :   i had one done a few months ago and was normal
Doctor :   Are you on any medication now?
User :   none
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
The cause for the pain could be either from the gut or could be from the heart.
Doctor :  
you may need few test to determine if it is from the heart
Doctor :   The test includes ECG.
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But the chances of it arising from the heart is low.
User :   would the pain last this long if i was having heart attack
Doctor :  
It wouldn't last for such a week
Doctor :   That is why i mentioned that it may not be from the heart.
Doctor :  
But if you are apprenhensive, the best way to get over this,
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would be by ruling it our by a ECG.
User :   should i go to the hospital or make a dr appt do you think
Doctor :  
You can get it done by both means.
Doctor :  
Visiting an ER or by means of an appointment with a cardiologist.
Doctor :  
In the mean time follow these suggestions too.
Doctor :   You can try antacids along with prilosec OTC Tablets
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Prilosec OTC are one tablet a day for 7 days
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and the antacid (syp Mucaine GEl) 2 tsp thrice a day.
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Both have to be taken before meals.
User :   if it were heart pain would it ease slightly with pain ralief such as ibrofen
Doctor :   I would not suggest you to try brufen.

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as this may increase the pain, if it were to be from the gut.
Doctor :  
As the chances of it being from the gut is more, I would advise you against ibuprofen.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   yes ok
User :   paracetamol then
Doctor :  
You may try paracetamol.
Doctor :  
but do try those suggested too.
User :   ok thankyoy. can you get them over the counter
Doctor :  
Yes, these are available as OTC.
Doctor :  
Also decrease the spices and the caffeine intake too.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   ok thankyou for your help
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   no thankyou was just very worried about my chest pain
Doctor :  
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