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Chest/throat feeling tight and dry. Difficulty in swallowing. Taking prednisone, inhaler for sinus. Reason?

I have acid reflux and a heital hernia . I have been taking prednisone 3 x day for the past 3 days. I take them in the morning. Tonight I started having tightening in the chest/throat, I used my inhaler , that didn t help, I took an antihistimine, thinking maybe I was having a reaction. That didn t help. I take 1 Laprazole a day. I took a second one. I ve also taken some antacids. My throat seems to be getting tighter and dry, I m having a little trouble swallowing , so I m chewing gum I m afraid to go to bed and lay down for fear it will get worse. Will this pass? I was given the prednisone & inhaler for a sinus/allergy problem I ve been having.
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You have not stated your age or gender....
The first thing to do will be to go the ER and have an ECG and cardiac markers done immediately. One has to exclude Coronary Artery Disease (heart attack). Reflux and hiatus hernia / Sinusitis and allergy / Steroids - any one individually and in combination can explain - but one can not be sure. The best thing is to see the doctor... it is better to be safe than sorry.
If it is excluded, one is on a firmer ground and the treatment becomes simpler - nebulisers and adjusting the medicines will help

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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