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I have had this heavy feeling in my chest. Last night it was

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I have had this heavy feeling in my chest. Last night it was alot of pressure, and indegestion feeling. its mostly my ribs that hurt. But my chest is just heavy feeling. I have been under ALOT of stress lately, as I am going through a divorce. About a month ago I was at the ER for chest pain and palpitations. I was hooked up to a heart monitor for two hours and everything was fine. Could this be stress related?? Its just annoying.

I did realize that this started after I had a night of drinking. I drank quite a bit, and vomited.

Im just feeling very run down and anxious feeling

Ive also been diagnosed with GERD in the past, and take prilosec occasionally.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Tiwari replied 6 years ago.

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

Hello,

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

Do you also have high blood pressure?

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

Any positive family history of heart disease?

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

Obesity?

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

Is there any associated pain in chest?

Customer:

I do not have high blood pressure

Customer:

no heart disease in my family, except all my family has heart murmurs, and I do not,

Customer:

I am about 10 pounds over weight

Customer:

and its not so much pain as it is a heavy feeling,

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

Thanks for information.

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

In the absence of past history & family history of heart disease it looks that the present symptoms are due to reflux of acid in your food pipe.The presence of acid in food pipe may lead to constriction of muscles of food pipe & may lead to this feeling.You should add metoclopramide with your anatacid.

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

This will help with your symptoms.

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

The present stress is aggravating your symptoms.

Customer:

Could it have something to do with drinking as well?? cause it all started after a night of drinking

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

You know it well that alcohol may breach the protection barrier or may harm that barrier which protect inner lining of stomach.

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

So alcohol may be an initiating facator for this.

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

factor.

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

Are you there?

Customer:

Yeah cause it seems to have all started after a night of drinking. and like I said its just a annoying heavy feeling in my chest.

Customer:

and I was at the ER last month for chest pain, and dizziness where I was hooked up to a heart monitor for two hours and had an EKG and they said it was fine.

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

So it will be better to have rest & take a combination of an antacid with metoclopramide.You should also avoid taking spicy & hot food items.

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

You should take a mild sedative on prescription from your doctor so that you may pass this phase .

Customer:

okay, could anxiety be a contributing factor as well?

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

This is one of the known factor for this.

Customer:

okay but you dont think its anything serious?

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

Your symptoms & all history is not showing this.

Customer:

okay thank you

DR.TIWARI ,M.S. :

Welcome.

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