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33 year old male and for over a year I've been suffering from an unexplained chest/lung area pain and heavy fatigue. I first thought I was getting sick with a cold but then the cold never came and I was left with a permanent heaviness and fatigue from that point on.

If I stretch my chest muscles near my lungs I can feel soreness and possibly inflammation like I had just went to the gym. If i lie still or sit on the computer I don't really notice it but throughout the day I will get waves of exhaustion and sometimes my whole upper body feels sore, achy, and drained. My eyes are heavy and I need to sit down quite often and focus on my breathing. It sometimes feels like my breaths are shallow and there is a tenseness in my chest.

I went to the doctor and took blood tests, thyroid tests, and a sleep apnea test. All came back fine.

I'm a healthy person, though I had just recovered from Bronchitis a few months before this all started. Im assuming a chest infection or virus is the cause?


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replied January 25th, 2019
Chest Pain Answer A64761
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These could be post viral sequele or due to chronic fatigue syndrome. Anyhow both respond to 4 week course of amitriptyline.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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