• Chest pain

    Asked by Modern on Sunday, November 11, 2012

    Chest pain

    Today I went out for about 2 1/2 hours to do basic errands but after about two hour my chest started to hurt and it was hard or hurt to catch my breath I felt kinda like I had just run a long distance is this normal because it hasn't happened to me before

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      No it isn't normal.

      over 4 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar
      Harry

      I'm no doctor or nurse, but that sure sounds like something you should see your doctor about. Make sure you tell him about the chest pains and shortness of breath.

      over 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Hello I'm an oncology nurse and although that is not normal per se that can mean a lot of things. Are you on synthroid? It could just be anxiety. Still Protocol suggests that you alert your physician, I'm sure your doctor will sort it out. Having worked a cardiac floor and also having had a heart attack I can tell you that there is more chest pressure than pain and in women it tends to radiate upward along the jaw line. You could have a touch of a respiratory infection so it is good to let the doc know so that they can get meds on board. Good luck and I hope you are feeling better soon, Carm.

      over 4 years ago
    • rickaroo's Avatar
      rickaroo

      Hi!!
      I am a Hodgkin disease survivor (4 years ). I did ABVD treatments...what are you on?? I had the exact same problem & they ended up taking the Bleomycin (B) out of my last two chemo treatments because it can cause lung toxicity. I had to see a lung specialist & that's exactly what it was...it went away as soon as they took the Bleomycin out, but it was quite scary! It happened during my brother's wedding. :S I remember I couldn't walk 30 feet without getting completely winded. Make sure to talk to your doctor!! Best wishes.

      over 4 years ago
    • rickaroo's Avatar
      rickaroo

      Check with your doctor. I had the same thing. I was receiving ABVD treatments (4 yrs ago), saw a lung specialist, and it was the B (Bleomycin) causing lung toxicity. They just removed the Bleo from my last two chemo treatments & I was just fine! :-) if it gets too far before something is done it can cause some lung scarring. I have a bit but nothing too bad, I am an avid runner now & do just fine. Get it looked at!!! Best wishes.

      over 4 years ago
    • rickaroo's Avatar
      rickaroo

      Sorry for the repeat...it said it didn't post the first time. :S

      over 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      Modern, you mentioned before that this last round was a little tougher on you. We can all speculate all day long about the causes but it's best that you speak with your Dr. I remember trying to go shopping with my wife a few days after one round. We went to Kohls. By the time we got to the back of the store, I couldn't breath very well. Almost passed about. It took a while but I finally made it back to the car and we went home. After speaking with the Dr and them running some tests, turns out I was severely anemic and that's what caused it. You're pretty close to your last round this might be it. Only your Dr will know for sure. Let me know what you find out.

      over 4 years ago
    • Catsister's Avatar
      Catsister

      You most definitely have bleomycin toxicity. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise and don't take any more of it. You may be prescribed steroids, which can help, and you may be prescribed an antibiotic with it. Ask for a second line therapy other than bactrim. This is the most commonly prescribed antibiotic for lung problems, but it is a sulfa drug, and if you react to it, which is common, your lungs could be severely damaged. Be very careful and avoid taking oxygen if at all possible. It is also toxic.

      over 4 years ago

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