I have being having chest pains for about 3/4 months on and off now. Have being doctors had 2 ECG's, 2 Chest Xrays, ultrasound on bladder, prostate and kidneys, several blood tests and everything is coming back fine and have being told I am suffering Anxiety.
I started sertraline about 7 weeks ago 50mg but the chest pains have still being coming and going and feel like my left and right rib is bruised. If I push there It feels bruised anyway. I have being using ibuprofen gel, deep freeze or deep heat deoends what mood im in through out this time. But last night I couldn't take a deep breath without my left chest having a pain sensation so I went bed.
I have being back to the dr again today and after worrying it was a Pulminory Embolism the dr run some basic tests called the wells test (heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturstion levels, checked ankles, asked if I had coughed blood or blood in stools, checked medical history made sure I hadnt no surgery in the last 4 weeks) and i scored 0 was told it wasnt this and to stop googling again.
He has told me he thinks it is costochronditis and to take omeprazole to protect my stomach as I am taking Sertraline and to take ibuprofen tablets over the weekend. I have taken 400mg ibuprofen and am due a 2nd ibuprofen 400mg before bed but the pain is still there.
I also still suffering lightheadeness which has being something else I have suffered for months now but again has being put down to anxiety.
Does this sound famikiar to anyone else? Could it be anxiety and costochronditis I dont believe so I belive there is a problem woth my lungs and/or heart but after the xrays, ecg, blood tests I am told nope they are fine. I am 28 (29 in 2 weeks), and this is really stopping my life now. I have children and have struggled over Christmas to say the least, spent half of Christmas Day asleep and have had/got a cold which I dont think is helping nothing. One last thing i have put almost a stone on since starting the sertraline and am now tapping on 18 stone for someone my height (just under 6ft) my bmi is now in the 30's and classed as obese so thats got me more down and it seems even when i hardly eat over a couole days my weight increases. I am told this is the sertraline and it will balance itself out