constant chest tightness

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   Posted 7/11/2012 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I am a 49 non smoker, female. 2 months ago had the flu. Things have been going downhill since. Was in the ER with coughing issues and had severe chest pain for the first time in my life. Did all kinds of heart test on me. All were normal. Nuclear stress test, echo, scans, blood test, upper gi scope, thyroid test, virus test. All normal. I have severe chest tightness All the time, nausea, low grade fever at night. Im real tired and sick feeling all the time. I am on lipitor 10mg for high LDL reading. Doctors are not helping. They just keep telling me, I should be fine. Do not feel like it is anxiety. I have had true anxiety(husband unfaithful, abuse) and did not feel any problems physically while I was going through that. My personal life has never been better. Does anyone have any advice for me. I cannot exercise cause I feel to weak and sick all the time. I have always been healthy until now. Thanks,

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   Posted 7/12/2012 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
You may want to look at Lipitor as a possible cause of your feeling sick - here is a link but with all links do take it as FYI only:
I am just going to touch on this a bit, people can have depression and not realize that they do.  Many people suffering from depression never get help because they don’t realize that pain may be a symptom of depression. The importance of understanding the physical symptoms of depression is that treating depression can help with the pain.  Just food for thought.
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   Posted 7/12/2012 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kitt, I thought of this yesterday and the cardiologists said to stop the Lipitor. No change yet. It may take a few days. I also am being tested for epstein Barr, and Lyme disease.Im also getting a barium swallow test tomorrw. Im grasping at straws. Thanks for the info.

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   Posted 8/13/2012 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
All test have been negative, but the chest tightness is getting worse. I have blurry vision now. Chest pain in other parts of the chest. feel sick and weak all the time. 41 IGG band was reactive on lymes test, but docotr said it was negative. had a small bullseye rash 5 months ago. need help and advice where to go next. Have medicaid and cannot get to a lyme specialist. I live in Oklahoma.
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