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Breathing Problem Anxiety Related

I am a 48 year old male I workout 5 times a week mostly cario but started a couple weeks ago with weights. Over the last couple weeks I have been having a problem taking a full breath. I went to the emergency room and they did a chest xray, ekg and blood work everything was fine. I do have very mild mitro valve reguritation, not medicated, and about 7 years ago I was diagnosed with mild pulmonary hypertension...After exhausrtive tests over 2 years they decided it was just me and that is the way I was built, no cause except I am a former smoker. I also notice that whn I sit and take a deep breath I feel a pop under might right ribs near the sternum area. I am taking zoloft and prilosec otc. Also have noticed my hands sweating alot and sweating around my head and neck when I sleep at night. I do have to say that since taking the zoloft, I have bee more obsessive about my health. Can yo help me figure this out? One other note sometimes when I get this breathing thing it almost feels like my lungs are burnining.
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replied March 8th, 2006
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Hey roblo1....Zoloft may not be right for you. I seen to keep coming across stories about how zoloft seems to be no good. Tell your doctor about this, he or she will put you on a different medication. It's interesting to see you mention mitral valve syndrome...Today my doctor discovered that I have a heart murmur...And because of my tight neck and chest, [seemingly, a result of anxiety] he is sending me for an echocardiogram. The zoloft could be the cause of the sweating.
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replied March 9th, 2006
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Thanks for the advice and good luck to you
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