Chest pressure and Breathing Difficulty

Hello Doc,

My chest is very tight as if there’s a belt fastened around my chest. It feels heavy sometimes and also I usually feel esophageal spasm; a contraction in my oesophagus. I do feel this choking sensation around my neck as if my throat is tight and closing up.
It’s just as if something is stuck in my throat, whenever I feel that, my chest gets tight and heavy which makes it difficult for me to breathe. It’s also causing head pressure for me. And whenever I’m feeling the chest pressure, I can’t sit straight because it hurts. I belch, I feel nauseous all the time.

The doctor I visited said it’s hyperacidity and I did a test for h- pylori, the test came out positive. The doctor said since I tested positive for h-pylori bacteria, it could be possible that there is ulcer and it could also be possible that there’s no ulcer. After the test I was prescribed some drugs ; Omeprazole, Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin. Clarithromycin gave me bad side effects and the doctor told me to stop taking Clarithromycin. I continued taking Omeprazole with Amoxicillin and Gascol.
Few days later, I started having difficulty in breathing as if I wanted to pass out due to the chest tightness. I was given a steroid injection. I became stabilized a few hours later.
The difficulty in breathing is fleeting ( It comes and goes).
I went back to the doctor and I did a full blood count test,
(my red blood cells showed Ansiocytosis+).
The doctor prescribed SALBUTAMOL, CIMETIDINE, FEXOFENADINE, FERROLAB-12 (These are the drugs am currently taking).
Woke up this morning and my chest was tight, I was finding it difficult to breath. When I inhale deeply, it hurts and sometimes when I’m trying to speak, I gasp for air. ECG and Chest X-ray test came out fine. It’s so annoying to be honest cos I don’t know what could be the problem.
I would like to get a second opinion. Thank you so much🙏🏻

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  4. Hello Doctor,
    Thanks for your reply, I really appreciate. Actually I live in Nigeria and due to the season that we are right now, my environment is dusty. I work in an office as a HR Personnel. I have done a test for 4 inflammatory markers and it came out fine. I am not always stressed because I always try to get enough sleep after work. I also eat lots of vegetables and fruits. I really don’t know why I’m having difficulty in breathing. When I inhale, it’s painful and sometimes I find it hard to inhale due to shortness of breath. ECG test and Chest X-ray came out fine. I am not asthmatic. I am gonna change Doctor soon, my current doctor keeps telling me ulcer/gastritis due to helicobacter Pylori and allergy.

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  5. Hi user your blood work is incomplete it is not focused on the root cause.

    change diet, lifestyle and change you doctor.

    Treat the root cause of the problem and not the symptom.

    Chest pain and tightness has multiple causes which can be only evaluated with a detailed history taking, doing the right blood tests which includes 4 inflammatory markers, 12 vitamin levels and 8 mineral levels and getting a dietary plan along with recipes which create wellness and not illness.

    You have not provided details like your nature of job, dietary habits, lifestyle,sleep, stress ,environment where you live and work. These factors are triggers for your chest pain I cannot treat what I cannot see.

    Free general advice will not work because the triggers for the disease is different for different people. You have a lifestyle disease which needs only a lifestyle solution and never medicines. You need to take a consultation if you value your health and if you are serious about finding the root cause and fixing it naturally.

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