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Short of breath, panic attacks, pain in collar bone. Misdiagnosed as panic attacks?

i have been completly short of breath for almost 2 weeks now! I made a trip to the er and was told im having panic attacks. The medication has done nothing at all for my breathing, and now every breath i take in i am having a sharp pain in my right collar bone. I do believe i have been misdiagnosed. I have already followed up with mental health and they are trying to put me on medication that i dont believe I need
Asked On : Fri, 11 Oct 2013
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Anxiety can cause shortness of breath and chest pain. The chest pain is usually central but does not generally occur when taking a breath.

Chest pain that occurs on breathing may be related to pleuritis which is inflammation of pleura. The pleura is the lining of the lung.

This can be due to different causes but one of the most common is a viral illness.

You can try using an anti inflammatory drug such as cataflam, ibuprofen, aspirin. These should be used on a full stomach

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Answered: Fri, 11 Oct 2013
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