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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
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This is chip only.. u know I've had the cold/flu few days?

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This is for dr chip only.. Hi doc u know I've had the cold/flu for a few days? Well I went to my GP this morning because my throat has got a bit worse. She checked and said its just a virus .. Anyway I've also noticed pain in my chest.. The pain is like soreness type of pain.. I did cardio yesterday so surely if I had a heart problem then I would have known it yesterday .. I have been sneezing every now and again could the pain be because of that?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Any tenderness or does it hurt to take a deep breath grasshopper?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Doesn't hurt to take a deep breath but feels tender on normal breathing
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Then absolutely not your heart grasshopper. Just muscular and either from the cardio or from the sneezing but nothing to worry about

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Definately sure?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Yes I'm sure

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No need for A&e then?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Absolutely not

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok cool
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

As a cucumber grasshopper

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Haha.. Am I ok to take ibuprofen without any food?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

No real problem unless it bothers your stomach without any food

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It doesn't bother I just thought it's not meant to be taken on an empty stomach
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Well for some people it can cause irritation on an empty stomach but if it doesn't bother you you can take it without food

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I'll have a glass of milk first just incase.. Was just thinking it might help with the chest soreness
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Should help grasshopper

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If go to the gym and do some cardio for around 10 mins and not experience any more chest pain than I already have then that should be good enough proof that it's not heart related?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Total proof grasshopper

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok gonna go now.. Pray that I don't have a heart attack
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

I herewith decree you shall not have a heart attack

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Been and done 45 mins on the bike..kept push to 150 then dropping to 130 then pushing to 150 .. Did this during the whole 45 mins without any pain.. So definately not a heart problem?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Absolutely no heart problem grasshopper