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What causes tightness in chest and abdominal discomfort?

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Question: Because of my recent separation and divorce I have been drinking (not heavy) 4 nights a week on average. I smoke cigarettes as well. The other night I did cocaine bc It was around. I have noticed some tightness in my chest and I am so scared. Also I get abdominal discomfort. It isn't fully pain though. I have this feeling I have to cough up something but I can't. Should I see a doctor? I am embarrassed and ashamed. I just have overwhelming loneliness and sadness driving me to drink and smoke.
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Answered by Dr. Abhishek Kapoor (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Consult a physician

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Thanks for using healthcare magic. I, Dr Abhishek Kapoor, would help you in this query.

It seems that you have adjustment disorder and chest pain or abdominal discomfort could be due to psychological reason. Before making a diagnosis, there is nothing harm in going for investigations like USG abdomen, ECG, blood investigation etc to rule out any underline cause. Better to consult a physician first and If all these investigations come normal, then chances of psychological cause would be high. After that you can consult a psychiatrist for further management. Psychiatrist would also help you to control drinking or smoking habit.

In case, you need further help, you can ask.

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Dr. Abhishek Kapoor
Psychiatrist
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What causes tightness in chest and abdominal discomfort?

Brief Answer: Consult a physician Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for using healthcare magic. I, Dr Abhishek Kapoor, would help you in this query. It seems that you have adjustment disorder and chest pain or abdominal discomfort could be due to psychological reason. Before making a diagnosis, there is nothing harm in going for investigations like USG abdomen, ECG, blood investigation etc to rule out any underline cause. Better to consult a physician first and If all these investigations come normal, then chances of psychological cause would be high. After that you can consult a psychiatrist for further management. Psychiatrist would also help you to control drinking or smoking habit. In case, you need further help, you can ask. Regards Dr. Abhishek Kapoor Psychiatrist