Hi. I am a 36 year old in good physical condition with no history of chest pain until two months ago. In fact I have been doing sprint triathlons for 2 years and was ready to do another one when I experinced chest pain after a 5K run. I had a cold that week and thought I had just pushed it. My doctor said I had pneumonia and put me on two courses of antibotics. It did seem to get better for a couple weeks but even though my chest ex-ray is perfectly clear, I am still not able to exercise without shortness of breath and I often have tightness in my chest. I also have short sharp pains in my chest and underarms.
They are testing me for asthma but I don't ever have a cough associated with teh chest pain. The only other thing I can think of is that I do have acid reflux but I take medication every day and have for 8 years so I don't know why I would get chest pain/tightness now.
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