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Having chest pain, headache. Is it because of smoking or stress ?

I am turning 35, have 3 children periods are regular, how ever I have irritability, headache stress symptoms and had pvcs before period started..ER doc said dont worry they are common....Stop caffiene, smoking ..I do have a lot of stress getting ready to take RN boards on the 17th..looking for answers..I worry about every little pain now..HELP, i HAVE BEEN HAVING PAINS IN CHEST , extreme bloating , headache abd pains sinus pain?? Am I just stressed or could it be a combination of things?
Asked On : Thu, 10 Mar 2011
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Psychiatrist 's  Response

If you don't have any other physical symptoms, you seem to have what is called as premenstrual syndrome. All of your symptoms fit that but to be safe than sorry, get probably an ECG or go see a physicain to rule out cardiac problems please. Otherwise my bet is on PMS as the diagnosis of your problem for which you may need to consult a OBG or Psychiatrist

Good Luck
Answered: Thu, 10 Mar 2011
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General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response

Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
From the description it seems you are having combination of things

better you consult

you consult physician and get some investigations done to reach a diagnosis and to rule out any cardiac cause of chest pain

do not delay

get consultation and get treatment

hope you soon be alright

Answered: Thu, 10 Mar 2011
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Hi, Welcome to Healthcaremagic!
Probably, you are suffering from PMS [premenstrual syndrome], which is a very common condition. Still, please consult a general Physician for full clinical examination as well as certain tests like, Hb, thyroid function, blood glucose levels, renal functions, ECG, etc. You may also require psychological counselling or psychiatric help for secondary depression as well.
In my opinion, for a patient like you, minimizing stress with a proper doctor's help is essential. Almost all diseases are treatable if a cause is found out.
Answered: Sat, 12 Mar 2011
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