... on. I've been going through stress with a father who just died, a new job, a lost girlfriend, refinancing hassles. So it's a nightmare. I've felt all kinds of chest stiffness. Didn't go to a doctor yet since I know it's stress, based on past experience. How I've remedied it is remembering how I reduce stress. ... (30 replies)
... Even when I'm feeling "good" I experience some chest tightness right before or during my period. ... (30 replies)
... Chest tightness and pressure is what I felt two weeks ago as well as pain with movement and breathing. I was put on prednisone, had normal chest x ray and EKG. ... (30 replies)
... You all have the same symptoms I have been having for 7 months!
I'm a 30 yo female. I have been taking Zoloft (for depression) and Ativan (for anxiety). They have taken the "edge" off my symptoms but I still feel like I can't breathe almost all of the time and my chest/lugs is constantly tight. I was diagnosed with severe GERD and have been on Protonix 2 x day for 3 months... (30 replies)
... I still am working on acid reflux as the problem (although I really do not believ e that it is). I am thinking more on the lines of allergies...not the mild type (ie tears, running nose), but the moderate symptom of shortness of breath. I am planning to run those tests to see if I am prone to allergies now at a later age. I never was allergic to penicillin, now I am. So... (30 replies)
... Hi...have you tried the acid reflux route yet. Also do you yawn alot during the day. Snoreing. Sleep apnea can also be a route to look at. I know its alot of hassle, but when you have trouble breathing...nothing else seems to matter. Tried my .5 Xanax last night...took it about 9 pm. Not sure it did much good...still felt that pressure on my chest..and required deep... (30 replies)
... I'm going thru the same thing!!! Went to a pulmonologist who listened to my breathing and took a chest x ray and all was fine. I also did one of those breathing tests which came out fine. I notice that it happens more frequently before bed or when i just wake up. ... (30 replies)
... or pneumonia. He referred me to a GI and diagnosed me with GERD. It may be something to look into for your symptoms as well. At first I dismissed it, because my chest hurt so much, had a lot of yuck in my throat and laryngitis for 7 weeks. It all makes more sense now, as I have been doing a lot of reading about it. ... (30 replies)
... It's unusual, but a family member had all the same symptoms as you. After seeing 10 doctors in 8 months and being pumped full of asthma and bronchitis medication, (and having several chest X-rays and a CT scan), the 11th doctor finally (and quickly) found that he had a paralyzed diaphragm. You just can't get a deep breath. The lungs are fine, the bellows that work them... (30 replies)
... Its called Hyperventilation+syndrome. Search google and read about it. Classic symptoms. Tight chest, inability to get enough air!! (30 replies)
... I'm 31 and smoked for 13 years and quite 2 years ago when my chest pains and shortness of breath starting really gettting bad. ... (30 replies)
... I think every one should be checked for thyroid problems as well. Hypothyroid can cause a tight chest and shortness of breath too. I think that's where my tight chest has come from. ... (30 replies)
... It mostly happens in school when Im sitting, I feel this weird tightness by my chest but a bit lower, it kind of feels like the muscles in that area are tight or that there is just something weird there pushing me... ... (30 replies)
... Hi everyone, thanks for replying. I haven't been back to check on the post for a while, but I'm sorry to say that my "mystery condition" hasn't improved much since the last time I was here.
justme100 - At the very beginning of this, my allergist thought it was post-nasal drip causing my problems. I wasn't quite satisfied with this, so went to emergency care (not the... (30 replies)
... ike bubble wrap. At times I have to breath in deep to catch my breath. Guess the multiple blebs I have are popping yet not enough to collapse the lung. Just a constant rubber band feeling around my chest. ... (30 replies)
... I feel the tightness more in my lower lungs...like I'm hitting a wall when I try to breathe in. ... (30 replies)
... Is the tightness in the middle of your chest (around your bronchi), or in your back.
Also, do you have chronic bronchitis, or get bronchitis frequently every time you get a cold? Have you had pneumonia before?
I wonder if you have a low level bronchitis that is aggrevating your asthma, or if you have walking pneumonia. Where is it tight in your chest? (30 replies)
... I'm 24 years old, and for the last two months I have had difficulty breathing. My chest constantly feels tight, like I can't get enough air down into my lungs and I want to yawn a lot. ... (30 replies)
... had to travel home to my country to receive proper medicalk attention! started with strong flu a year ago which developed the constant cough. ... (1 replies)
... I found a website that talks about Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome (HVS) which sounds like a lot of the symptoms we've been talking about. It's not a doctor but it's someone talking from the perspective of experiencing all of these symptoms.
Here's the link at www.erzo.org/kimberly/health/HVS/ - not sure if the link will come up. Hopefully it will. (30 replies)