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CONSTANT severe chest pain with rib, breast, and back pain

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Hello, for the last three months I have been experiencing a constant chest pain with deep aches in my rib cage, between my shoulder blades in my back, my breasts feel like I am breast feeding with out the actual swelling of the breast. My esophagus feels stretched alot of the time. Heart problems have been ruled out totally, I have had blood tests and xrays that are not showing up anything. I do have anxiety which combined with the state of CONTINUAL AND CONSTANT deep aching only makes it worse. The doctors have given me solfracate, told me to take prilosec, and even given me a gi coctail (that only makes me vomet horribly) and nothing seems to help. I have noticed that while in the ER and was given ativan for the anxiety that either I just did not care that I hurt or the pain actually stopped. No over the counter pain meds work at all, and narcotic pain meds only help for a short time. Any suggestions? Could all my pain be caused from anxiety and cause constant pain for 3 months straight?
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replied January 28th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question in E health forum.

From the history described, It seems that you have severe anxiety disorder which is presenting in form of panic attacks.

From the description of the effect of the treatment at the ER, it seems that relief of anxiety helped your symptoms more than anything else.

Panic attacks and anxiety can present in different ways including chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, headache, body aches, etc.

You might consider consulting a general physician and a psychiatrist who after examining can diagnose the exact problem and provide definitive treatment that will help you.
I hope this Helps.



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