Severe chest tightness when waking up every morning

Posted by Anonymous @anon56837187, Sep 15, 2012

Hi, I have been waking up with severe tightness in my chest, sore throat, and choking sensation for the past 2 years. The GERD medication was no help at all. Avoiding acidic foods and sleeping with pillow propped up did not help either. I feel very exhausted every morning. The tightness goes away after an hour every morning. I am actually pretty skinny and exercise at least 3 times a week. I think my GI doctor just about to give up on me. I can’t wake up like this every morning. I know it is not cardio or I would have been dead. What is wrong with me?

Have you ha a sleep study done?

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@mouser

Have you ha a sleep study done?

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Sorry to have responded so late. I am in process of selling and moving to a new location. No, I have not. I don’t think I will be accepted for sleep study. What do you think? My symptoms persist everyday. I feel that my doctors are clueless.

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@mouser

Have you ha a sleep study done?

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I thought maybe sleep apnea. Could explain it.

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@mouser

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Thanks! I’ve thought about it, but my nurse friend does not think so. I shall discuss with my doctor. My primary thinks it’s the spasm of the muscle. I will also get a humidifier.

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@mouser

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Besides my unresolved symptoms, I now have low creatinine and high bun level. I get it for the possibility of low muscle mass and dehydration. Could this also mean something else for I also have positive ANA and high Titer?

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if anyone found a resolution and the root cause please post it here. My son has same issue.

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@anon56837187 @hamidnaghi I’m not a dr. But just going by some of our experiences. When I saw high titer levels you mentioned it immediately made me think of Valley Fever, usually found here in the west. My husband found out he had it and had high titer reading, but had no other symptoms like people usually do. I don’t know what other symptoms it can cause off the top of my head but thought this might be worth mentioning being you can’t get an answer as to what’s going on. Just a thought Best of luck to both of you on figuring out what’s going on.

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