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Feel chest pain. Had acid reflux. Dr said it was anxiety attacks. Breathing better but have discomfort. Treatment?

I don't know what chest pain feels like. About 2 weeks ago I had acid reflux the doctors thought it was anxiety attacks because I was constantly needing to take deep breaths.
Now I am breathing better but I feel discomfort in my chest, its not normal.
I have some pain in my back that come and goes usually upper back. My muscles in my arms hurt sometimes.
I feel the pain more above my left breast and in the mid area of my chest.

Asked On : Sun, 18 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Regarding CHEST PAIN - Chest pain is a common presentation of cardiac disease but can also be a manifestation of
*Disease of the lungs -Bronchospasm, pneumonia, Tracheitis etc
*Musculoskeletal - costochondritis, intercostal myalgia etc
*Gastrointestinal system - Oesophagitis, Gastric ulcer etc
* Neurological - Prolapsed intervertebral disc, Herpes infection etc

The typical features of chest pain of cardiac origin are -
*Pain is diffuse in nature and is felt over the entire chest wall
* It may radiate to jaw, shoulder, neck and arm
* It is tight , sqeezing or choking in nature
* It is made worse by exertion or emotion
* relieved by rest

So, a detailed clinical examination and appropriate investigations are necessary to establish the cause for your symptoms.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day

Answered: Sun, 18 Aug 2013
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