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Severe Chest Pains, Headache And Throat Irritation. Is The Chest Pain Due To Anxiety Or Sinus Infection?

I have had the same head for the past two weeks. In the last week, I have had chest pains that feel like something is crushing my chest or it is just achy but its constant. The other day when i went to laugh the chest pain went up to my throat and felt like it was constricting me. Also, because of my headache and i have symptoms of sinus infection (ear pain, stuffy noses, throat irritation ) I went to the doctor and received antibiotics. I have been on them for three days. I tend to have a low temperature of 97 and I had half of my thyroid removed. I was just wondering if the chest pain could be part of the sinus infection or perhaps it is anxiety?
Mon, 29 Jul 2013
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Hello,

Thanks for posting on HCM,

According your description, it will be appropriate to rule out a good number of causes that may be responsible for your symptoms. My possible impressions are that you are suffering from gastroesophageal reflux diseases (GERD) or acute oesophagitis or pharyngitis etc. Getting a doctor properly examine you physically and run some few tests could help determine the actual cause of symptoms. You might be suffering two different conditions which just happened to occur coincidentally (i.e may not even be related). Since you are already on a course of antibiotics, it is best to continue, but in order to handle the chest pain, your doctor might consider treating for GERD or acid reflux with PPI such omeprazole or H2 inhibitors such as cimetidine.

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Severe Chest Pains, Headache And Throat Irritation. Is The Chest Pain Due To Anxiety Or Sinus Infection?

Hello, Thanks for posting on HCM, According your description, it will be appropriate to rule out a good number of causes that may be responsible for your symptoms. My possible impressions are that you are suffering from gastroesophageal reflux diseases (GERD) or acute oesophagitis or pharyngitis etc. Getting a doctor properly examine you physically and run some few tests could help determine the actual cause of symptoms. You might be suffering two different conditions which just happened to occur coincidentally (i.e may not even be related). Since you are already on a course of antibiotics, it is best to continue, but in order to handle the chest pain, your doctor might consider treating for GERD or acid reflux with PPI such omeprazole or H2 inhibitors such as cimetidine. Hope this helps