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Strep Throat Lack Of Symptoms Mild Chest Constriction

Could slight trembling in chest and throat along with shortness of breath be anxiety linked?

Well, I've posted some questions on here before from some symptoms I've been suffering ( numbness/tingling in both arms and legs, slight numbness in face, on and of neck pain, burning/cold sensations when numbness and tingling start up, chest pains, nausea, dizziness, weakness in legs, loss of balance, muscle twitches everywhere, insomnia, fear of dying and like something was horribly wrong with me, and fear of being alone, and sometimes a slight trembling feeling in my chest and throat that made it hard to breath that occurred at night when trying to relax). Well, I last week I landed up in the ER, and they did blood tests, a urinalysis, and MRI scans, and I came out completely normal, aside from a cyst or polyp in my left maxillary sinus, and suggested it was a pinched nerve. I landed going to a chiropractor a couple of days after my visit to the ER and he said my neck and spine were all messed up, and I've been feeling so much better and more relaxed after just 2 treatments from the chiropractor, and haven't experienced most of my symptoms, aside from the occasional muscle twitch, since... until last night. I was awoken by the slight trembling feeling in my chest and throat and the breathing problems that come with it. It seems to go away though when I wake up and take a couple of deep breaths.... I was wondering, could this be anxiety linked? Because the past couple of days, my mom has been putting a lot of stress on me saying that my hubby and I shouldn't be going to a chiropractor and that he's going to worsen my condition, and then she started being very rude and even deleted me as a friend on her facebook... I'm wondering if that could be a possible cause of this returning.? Has anyone else had any experience with this sort of thing? Sorry for the length!

Tight Chest, Sore Back, Sore Throat, Trouble Breathing?

Sounds like you may have pneumonia. Do you have a cough? Alot of times coughing can pull the muscles in your back and make it ache. You should really try to talk your mother into taking you to the doctor, as these symptoms could be something much more serious (and even pneumonia can be very dangerous). If she won't take you.. call 911 and the ambulance will. Hope you feel better soon. Good luck!

Difficulty breathing, tightness in throat and chest?

For about a week now, I have been having difficulty breathing. I'm not in any pain (except for my abscessed tooth), but it feels almost as if my lungs are too small for my body. I will take big breaths, but feel like I am unable to completely fill my lungs (they feel like they are too small and not able to take in enough air). However, about once or twice every 15 or 20 minutes, I am able to get a full breath (and it feel very satisfying! lol). This is also keeping me up at night because I get scared I will stop breathing in my sleep, so I'm missing a lot of sleep :( When I lay down, it feels like my breathing gets shorter and shallower due to fatigue. My rib cage feels a little tight, if that makes sense.

Yesterday, a new symptom appeared- I now feel as if i have a slight tightness in my throat, about right behind that spot where the clavicle dips in the middle at the base of your neck. I can press on it and not feel any swelling, but it feels like it is the spot where there is swelling inside. Despite this, I still feel like the breathing issue is with my lungs, not my throat (my throat is not closing up and doesn't feel like the source of the problem). I've been getting very tired from lack of sleep and putting extra effort into breathing. I can no longer run or go long distances :(

I'm a pretty healthy 25 year old woman. I don't smoke, and only drink a glass of wine about once or twice a week. Currently taking amoxicillin for an abscessed tooth that will have a root canal later this week. I also take a pain killer to help with the pain of the tooth (60mg codeine phosphate once a day, no tylenol in it). I used to have asthma when I was a kid, but grew out of it and have not had an attack since I was 5 or 6. I had not used an inhaler in years- when I started using one the other day to try to relieve symptoms, it hardly helped. So far I've found nothing has really helped, and the difficulty comes and goes (sometimes I get an hour or 2 of normal breathing). There has been a little mucus in the back of my throat, but nothing that feels really out of the ordinary.

Could it be allergies? Asthma? Panic attacks? Something worse? I've never had a problem like this before, and thinking of going to the doctor. Just wondering if anyone else has had anything like this. Thanks :)

Why do I get chest pains after drinking milk?

Acid Reflux.

Cough accompanied with burning chest and upper back pain?

Call your Physician and report your symptoms.

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