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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been having a sharp shooting pain right below my breastbone in the center. It has been going on for 5 days. I was on an antibotic and called my dr and she said she didn't know, just stop taking medicine, so I did and the pain is worse today. I have tried muscle relaxers and advil, nothing helped. I have had my back popped several times. The pain last for about 10 seconds and comes and goes through out the entire day..Today my neck also has pains, not as bad but some and is sore and tight feeling. When the pain at my breast bone happens it also make my back and chest hurt and tighten during that period. Today it seems to be worse when I am standing then any thing else. The pain is pretty severe when it comes on.
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   give me min please
User :   ok
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please
User :   female 35
Doctor :   is the pain constant ?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition ?
User :   just have acid reflex whichi i take omprazole (sp) for
Doctor :   does the pain has any relationship to food ?
User :   no
Doctor :   you said before that you took some antibiotics
Doctor :   can you tell me which ones
User :   ciprolplaxion (sp) i don't know I don't have it with me cause i threw it away
Doctor :   yes please dont take them without medical advice
Doctor :   anyway i would suggest that you should get a EKG done
User :   ok what do you think the problem is ?
Doctor :   usually it can be mostly a Gartro related problem that might be irritating the diaphragm
User :   so what is a ekg going to do if its gastro related?
Doctor :   but we would also like to rule out any heart related issue
Doctor :   because of the location of the pain
User :   would the antibotic of caused this
Doctor :   how many you took ?
User :   took them twice a day for 8 days
Doctor :   no it wont cause the pain
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   you do need to get your self examined and get the tests done
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   your most welcome
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