Please help! Burning Sensation In Center of Chest for 4 weeks
I am seeking advice about symptoms I've been experiencing. I have lots of heaviness/tightness in my chest....especially when i sit with good posture so most times I have to slouch to feel better. I sometimes feel short of breath as well. This has been going on or about 4 weeks now. During this time period, I have been developing a terrible burning sensation when i poke my chest out or take a deep breath. It's as if the air i take in is irritating the inside. I went to urgent care and they did a chest x-ray and EKG and everything looked normal and told me to take an anti-imflammatory for chostochondritis. I went to my GP twice and she agreed with the diagnsos and believes a lot of this is anxiety related.
the symptoms are real....and sometimes the chest is so heavy i feel pretty awful and my only relief is to lie down and rest. i want to ensure that i'm not missing any respiratory infections or something else that needs to be addressed.
I am 32 and a non-smoker in excellent health. i had a baby about 4 months ago and experienced lots of shortness of breath towards the end of the pregnancy which i figured was normal. i don't have a cough or any cold/flu symptoms so all of this is very strange. my left tonsil is also very swollen. i mentioned this to my GP, but she didn't really acknowledge it.
any thoughts on what I should explore? I think i want to go to another doctor for another opinion. Thanks so much!
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