I am in desperate need of some advice, and hopefully someone might be able to point me in the right direction.
I have been struggling with a tight chest(often accompanied by pain) for a couple of years now, especially during evening, night and morning times. If I get a cold, I will also develop a cough that last a good couple of months after my cold has gone.
The symptoms are getting worse and worse the longer it goes. I was away on a travel for 2.5 weeks in Norway in a house with no carpet and very low air humidity- and I didn't have any symptoms of anything. I landed back on UK soil, slept one night at home and I woke up with the tight chest and feeling of being filled up with phlegm.
I have taken allergy tests at the doctor, and everything is coming up as absolutely fine. They have checked my blood oxygen levels, listened to my chest, checked pulse etc and it is all fine. So without any further tests, the doctor has now concluded that my chest tightness is due to stress.
I don't feel particularly stressed, and the pain in my chest gets ten times worse if I use an antibac spray or have candles burning (basically anything that lowers the air quality). And also since my symptoms went on my second day being away, and came back the next morning when I returned - it seems odd that this would be related to stress or anxiety?
Has anyone experienced something similar where chest tightness is triggered due to sensitivity?
I guess there is not much I can do if the GP says there is nothing wrong with me though? Maybe I need to consider going private? Or accept the diagnosis?
Sorry about the length of this post, and any guidance or advice would be very much appreciated.