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What is the treatment for pleurisy and chest pain?

34 5'3" 130lbs no health problems or significant health history. Last time I went to the ER I was 17 and was diagnosed with a pleurisy while I had varacella. This month before starting my menstrual period I felt a little off from the way I normally do. I gained a lot more water weight and felt a little fuzzy. I got my period two days ago and since then I have been experiencing extreme air hunger with periodic chest pain. Last night I had a nightmare and when I woke up my heart was racing so bad it was scaring me. I think the nightmare was a symptom rather than the cause of what was going on. I took a warm bath which helped a lot and than went back to bed. My blood pressure normally runs low...probably around 110/65 but today it is around 90/50. One last weird symptom, I have been having very very mild involuntary twitching. It feels like my skin is crawling. I never really get sick and haven't been to the ER since I was a little kid. Should I go or can you think of a normal cause?
Wed, 18 May 2016
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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No, these symptoms are not normal. You should definitely consult doctor immediately.
Possibility of heart related diseases is more.
Rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, twitching etc are commonly seen with heart diseases.
So consult doctor and get done
1. Blood pressure monitoring
2. Ecg
3. 2d echo.
If all these are normal then no need to worry for heart diseases.
Sometimes, stress and anxiety can also cause similar symptoms. So avoid stress and tension, be relax and calm.
Don't worry, you will be alright. But first rule out heart diseases.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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What is the treatment for pleurisy and chest pain?

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. No, these symptoms are not normal. You should definitely consult doctor immediately. Possibility of heart related diseases is more. Rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, twitching etc are commonly seen with heart diseases. So consult doctor and get done 1. Blood pressure monitoring 2. Ecg 3. 2d echo. If all these are normal then no need to worry for heart diseases. Sometimes, stress and anxiety can also cause similar symptoms. So avoid stress and tension, be relax and calm. Don t worry, you will be alright. But first rule out heart diseases. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.