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Forum Name: Chest symptoms

Question: constant chest pressure, dry cough, hoarseness


 sonyc - Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:52 pm

I had this constant chest pressure for the last 2. 5 months.
I also have a dry Cough and my voice gets hoarse once in a while. all these sytmomes started 2. 5 months ago. I also have blood in my phlem and when I blow my nose. the blood has been present for the last month almost every day.

I went to a dr. he thinks its GERD. I have been taken xantax 150 for 1 month now and I have no signs of relief from my symptoms.
I took a chest xray and a chest cat scan. the cat scan showed I have mild lung scarring on top of my lungs. the pulmonay specialist said the scarring was not causing my symtoms. I also took a pulmonary funtion test, and that came out normal. my blood test came out normal as well.

I have been stressing this a lot lately. I get pains on the back of my neck now and also pain on my back (near the left sholder blade).

I am 26 years old. I drink heavily on the weekends and also smoke on the weekends. I did smoke from reguarly from age 16-21. I have cut down on drinking. if I did have GERD, would my symtoms get worse if I drink? it seems when I drink, the chest pressure is reduced (maybe becuase im intoxicared?)

is this GERD or something else? =(
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:50 am

User avatar Hi sonyc,
You may view my response to your other post.
Click here!
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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