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What causes tightness around chest?

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Posted on Sat, 16 May 2015
Question: Hi Doctor,
Recently I occasionally feel tightness around my chest area. Does weaning caffeine or missing my daily vitamins cause such reaction? I been drinking a 22 oz Jasmine bubble milk tea or Jasmine grass jelly milk tea everyday but also try to stop it after feeling the chest tightness. What can I take or do to help with chest tightness (there is no pain, just chest tightness). Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Riyanka Chail (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Mostly Caffeine withdrawal symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Hello madam,
Thanks for writing in to us at hcm.
I understand your anxiousness regarding your health problem.

Caffeine withdrawal symptoms are:
Headache, Irritability, Lethargy, Depression, Constipation, Sleepiness, Muscle Pain/Stiffness, Lack of Concentration.

Caffeine withdrawal symptoms can occur for a week to a month.

Take pain relievers, wean off caffeine slowly decreasing the amount instead of suddenly stopping, exercise, take plenty of water and rest.

However, to rule out other causes of chest tightness kindly consult a physician for an Electrocardiogram to rule out any cardiovascular causes.

Drinking a 22 oz Jasmine bubble milk tea or Jasmine grass jelly milk usually do not cause such problem and nor can withdrawal of it cause such problems unless the amount of caffeine is very high in your tea to show its withdrawal effects.

Missing daily vitamin tablets doesn't cause chest tightness.

Hope this answers your query. Don't worry .
Do write back if you have any further doubts.
Get well soon.

Dr.Riyanka


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What causes tightness around chest?

Brief Answer: Mostly Caffeine withdrawal symptoms Detailed Answer: Hello madam, Thanks for writing in to us at hcm. I understand your anxiousness regarding your health problem. Caffeine withdrawal symptoms are: Headache, Irritability, Lethargy, Depression, Constipation, Sleepiness, Muscle Pain/Stiffness, Lack of Concentration. Caffeine withdrawal symptoms can occur for a week to a month. Take pain relievers, wean off caffeine slowly decreasing the amount instead of suddenly stopping, exercise, take plenty of water and rest. However, to rule out other causes of chest tightness kindly consult a physician for an Electrocardiogram to rule out any cardiovascular causes. Drinking a 22 oz Jasmine bubble milk tea or Jasmine grass jelly milk usually do not cause such problem and nor can withdrawal of it cause such problems unless the amount of caffeine is very high in your tea to show its withdrawal effects. Missing daily vitamin tablets doesn't cause chest tightness. Hope this answers your query. Don't worry . Do write back if you have any further doubts. Get well soon. Dr.Riyanka