Do you have heartburn,nausea,vomiting?
Shortness of breath?
Throat irritation all the time?
Alcohol and smoking consumption?
Have you undergone EKG so far?
Have you seen your family doctor since last 2 months?
Stress and anxiety issues?
Any other medicines?
No on all 3 of your first question.
No on the second question.
Occasionally on throat, but it's winter and we have a wood stove and it's dry (I'm in CO)
No on shortness of breath, though I sort of had that cleaning the house, but I could go x-country skiing no problem. Go figure.
I don't have throat irritation.
I don't smoke and may have 1-2 glasses of wine a week.
No EKG but a scheduled to be fitted w/ Holter monitor soon.
Yes I've seen the doctor.
I don't suffer from anxiety. I occasionally have some work stress and marital stress (!).
My only western meds are for asthma (albuterol; recently stopped Advair)
Hi,Thanks for providing more information.
As you have heart palpitations and chest tightness so you need to make a consultation with a Cardiologist and undergo EKG,Echocardiography,holter monitor,blood pressure monitoring,Chest X-ray and blood work like Lipid panel,CBC,ESR to rule out cardiac problem(Cardiac arrhythmia,Acute coronary syndrome).
Chest X-ray helps to detect lung problem however it is less likely.
You can try OTC Zantac to see if it provides relief from sensation like something stuck in yout throat,cough,tightness in chest.
Avoid late night work and eating.
Drink warm liquids and do saline gargles.
And i recommend to consult your family doctor before consulting either a cardiologist or pulmonary specialist.
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