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my chest started hurting bad when i was asleep

i was asleep and at 4am my chest started hurting bad it was like a heavy stabbing feeling that lasted just a couple mins any idea what it was the pain was awful made me cry
Asked On : Wed, 20 Oct 2010
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  Anonymous's Response
My mum had that and it turned out to be plueracy and infection in the lung membrane, better get it checked out by a doctor, they will probably give you amoxcillin tablets
Answered: Wed, 16 Feb 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Prakash Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello and welcome to Heath care Magic ,Please note that in these case we try to rule
out Ischemic Heart Diseases. Please take Sub lingual Nitrate if you get relieved within 10-15 minutes ,then most likely you are having Ischemic Heart disease ,so this is an urgent indication for ECG ,If sweating is present may be due to Heart-attack ,But it also happens that too much of gastritis gives a false symtom of heart disease ,as a precautionary measure take Sublingual nitroglycerin at the time of pain ,take some antacid-Digene syrup two table spoonful three times daily,take tablet pantaprazole emty stomach in the morning,tab monotrate 12 hourly.
Have a blood pressure check regularly and take medication depending on your blood pressure,take advice from cardiologist as soon as possible,take care
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Answered: Sun, 2 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
Any chest pain or chest distress early in the morning,do not take it lightly.
It may be of Coronary pain and requires urgent attention.
Consult physician and go for ECG.
Take rest till it is diagnosed.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sun, 2 Oct 2011
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Cardiologist Dr. Naresh Ruparelia's  Response
Hi well come to HCM.
You have not mentioned your age,associated condition like HBP,DM,vices like smokinng
Obesity etc all this are risk factors for coronary artery disease. How ever since the
pain was unbearable and made you to cry,some thing serious like coronary artery
disease and dissecting aneurism of aorta must be ruled out. Better consult your
doctor immedietely and get done needed evaluation. Thanks
Answered: Sun, 2 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome.A chest pain which is stabbing in nature and occurring early morning in your sleep is classical myocardial ischemia and should be seen and investigated by a cardiologist as early as possible.Good luck.
Answered: Sun, 2 Oct 2011
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Pediatrician, Surgery Dr. Pradeep Arora's  Response
The possibilities are a coronary artery problem, or acid reflux. a work up by adsicerning physician is in order.
Answered: Thu, 6 Oct 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
It could be stress related. I had that feeling in the middle of my chest, like someone was stabbing me with a knife. It was always worse when I first woke up. I went to the doctor and had an ECG done but it was revealed that the pain was from stress. I take naproxen to help relieve the pain. It worked much better for me than ibuprofen did.
Answered: Wed, 20 Oct 2010
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