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Having chest pains, feeling of something moving through veins, shortness of breath. History of IV drug abuse and smoking. Advice?

im 20 years old male, and have a history of iv drug abuse mostly oxycontin pills, i got clean and have been for about a month an a half, i have been having chest pains very frequently mostly what feels like in my heart but also on the right side of my chest rarly. i also have what feels like somthing moving through my viens, its like i can feel a collection of the pills binders and fillers lumped together traveling through my viens mostly in my arms chest and neck . i have shortness of breath somtimes too, this is scaring me alot now that this has been goingon for a couple of months, also i am about a 3/4 pack a day smoker, i apprecaite any answers i could get.
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. If you are having chest pains and feeling of something in your veins and shortness of breath I recommend that you consult a doctor immediately. In view of your drug dependence, it could be that you are having a severe cardiopulmonary disease which can be life threatening and you most likely have pulmonary embolism which is also fatal. I believe your consultation with a psychiatrist should also trigger a cardiology/internal medicine consult that would take a look at your medical problems. I hope you get on the path to recovery as soon as you can.

I hope this helps. Take care of yourself and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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