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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i've been having chest pains on and off since friday. i wake up in the middle of the nite thinking i'm having a heart attack. more so comes on when i'm lying down but i was about to go lie down and go to sleep and my chest got tight. breast area is tender to touch. today i had a brief pain in my rt shoulder.
don't know if it's stress or my heart or GERD (which i've had) or what.
i do have a big event coming up that i'm producing, but i didn't think i was stressed.
last nite i took ativan which knocked me out.
i'm a 48 yr old female. been dealing with post concussion syndrome for 7 months, been doing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (chamber) for the past 2 weeks.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   HI
User :   what do you think?
Doctor :   I am reading
Doctor :   I need some more info.
Doctor :   DO you have Diabtetes or High BP
User :   no
Doctor :   high Cholestrol
Doctor :   Did you ever had severe chest pain
User :   heart listened to and blood pressure taken on fri. normal
Doctor :   ok
User :   i've had chest pains and it has been stress or GERD
Doctor :   is the pain on left side or both sides
User :   woke up last nite and really thought i was gonna die
User :   center
Doctor :   How bad in 1 to 10 scale
User :   more so tightness than pain
Doctor :   How long it last?
User :   now: 4
User :   lat nite. shapr, 8-9
User :   sharp
Doctor :   ok
User :   last nite i took an ativan and feel asleep
Doctor :   does it get worrse with breathing or movement
Doctor :   or any spicy food make it worse
User :   worse when lying down. stomach has been hurting after i eat. i don't eat spicy foods
User :   orange juice burned my stomach tonite
Doctor :   The chest pain does not look like from heart
Doctor :   It it related to GERD
Doctor :   And there some comp[onent of stress /anxiety is there
User :   how do you know?
Doctor :   From history
User :   i took a zantac for gerd earlier.
User :   maybe i will take an ativan so i can sleep
Doctor :   The typical angina is lest sided. tightness, last for few min . not related to position
User :   ok
User :   i read about chondritis or something like that
Doctor :   Take Prolosec which is more powerful than Xanjtac
Doctor :   take 40 mg of Prolosec
User :   i don;t have any. it is 2am here
Doctor :   To night is ok
User :   tomorrow
User :   tonight is ok?
User :   it's 2 in the morning here
Doctor :   From my experience u will have no problem
Doctor :   Relax
Doctor :   Watch TV drink Cold milk
User :   ha!
User :   lactose intolerant
User :   stomach burning from orange juice?
Doctor :   But not chest pain
User :   feeling like i'm ging to have a heart attack n kiddle of nite>
User :   gerd and stress?
Doctor :   Yes orAnge jiuce is not good
Doctor :   GERd
Doctor :   You have GERD
User :   ok.
Doctor :   You need to take Prolosec or Zantac daily
User :   i will try to relax and sleep, thank you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If u take Zantac take 300mg
Doctor :   It should be 150 mg
Doctor :   or 300 mg
Doctor :   You need 150 BID
User :   ok, thanks for the advice. time to go to bed. anything else?
User :   BID?
Doctor :   Twice a day
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Good night
User :   what is BID?
Doctor :   Is a latin word
Doctor :   meaning twice a day
Doctor :   It is nice chatting with u
User :   same here. thank you.
Doctor :   Good nite
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