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Tiredness, out of breath, painful chest after a jog. Had blood removed from system. Related?

Hi Dr. Grief, I gave blood last Thurs and felt fine, however today when I jogged my usual route, which includes a steep hill I felt unusually tired. Naturally I was a bit out of breath, so I started walking up the hill, however I still felt out of shape . At one point I felt a huge pain in my chest much so that I clutched my hands over the center of my chest hoping to push the pain away. I have jogged 4 miles/day for 45 years. Was this just from giving blood or should I be concerned?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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thank you for your query.
the pain in your chest is called angina..and since it occured with running its called the effort angina..this is the stable variant which decreases once the activity is is not associated with the blood donation..i would suggest you to get a preliminary testing of ECG and Blood Pressure...the ECG will give us a better definition of the angina you are experiencing..kindly do not ignore and get the tests done..
in the meantime if there is a repeat you can take a nitroglycerine tablet sublingually(below your tongue) till you reach the ER..

wishing you good health
Answered: Thu, 13 Jun 2013
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