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Does Anyone Else Have Chest Pain With Their PH?

Does Anyone Else Have Chest Pain With Their PH?

I have chest pain, mostly on the left side, and shortness of breath with slight movement. Sometimes it goes away in a few minutes but it usually stays several hours. Sometimes I wake up with it. Does anyone else experience this? If so, how do you manage it?

posted November 28, 2017
A myPHteam Member

Every single day. I use nitro patches and Ranexa and Tramadol, but it's still there every day, especially with any kind of exercise or bending down. Some days it's unbearable and I go to ER. And they find: Absolutely nothing. :( My whole family thinks I'm nuts. It's so depressing and frustrating.

posted June 4, 2018
A myPHteam Member

Although I have had P H for over 20 years and been on O 2 for over 15 years
I do not have chest pain fortunately.
I do have joint pain from degenerative arthritis and lower back pain and hip pain
but not any chest pain to complain of .
I have noticed that after 15 years on O 2 I have had to increase my O 2 to 2.5 LPM and also notice that I do deplete of O 2 much faster than even 15 months ago.
Especially with all of the chair sitting , watching TV and lack of exercise I was always getting at a gym at least 3 days a week back then.

But as I lose a little weight my O 2 stats have improved a bit and after 15 more lbs I should be doing much better .
So I am not convinced that having P H automatically means you'll get chest or other lung associated pain .
Good luck guys
Love you all like brothers and sisters

posted May 6, 2021
A myPHteam Member

I use to have pain in my chest area that hurt enough to feel it was a heart attack. I had a doctor checked my vitamin D it was too low. When that level was brought up the pain was gone. I have a small sign of pain I know my D is low.

posted April 10, 2019
A myPHteam Member

I take medicine for anxiety 3 times a day which helps keep under control. Now that I know I'm not having a heart attack my anxiety is much better. My heart doctor told me if I keep having the pain, he would prescribe nitro tablets which would help. But now that I know I have HP, my anxiety is much better. I have not had any pain since may. That's not to say I want, but anxiety makes the pain worse. The others have give some good advice. Try all of them. Hugs and prayers for you.

posted September 25, 2019
A myPHteam Member

ABSOLUTELY have chest pain..it just comes and goes, can't pinpoint a reason or specific movement that causes it.

posted June 4, 2018

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