This is Dr. David
you really need more testing such as a chest CT scan and a pulmonary function test where you breath out hard and fast into a tube and a computer measures how much air comes out of your lungs.
do you have excessive anxiety symptoms? if you have anxiety symptoms, you could be having panic attacks which can cause chest pain and shortness of breath
well, you need more testing like a chest CT scan and pulmonary function test.
your doctors can order these tests for you.
pleurisy infection would be unlikely if you don't have cough.
have you had panic attack symptoms before?
are you on anti-anxiety medications now?
well, anxiety disorder can often manifest as chest pain or chest pressure and shortness of breath symptoms
if nothing else is found on your lung testing, you might need to go back on diazepam, or other SSRI agents like zoloft or paxil to help decrease anxiety and your symptoms.
yes, anxiety can cause pressure or pain on one side of your chest.
bad acid reflux can also cause inflammation of your esophagus and cause chest pain as well.
have you tried any stomach acid blocking agents
or stomach acid neutralizing agents like malox or mylanta
to see if this helps your chest pain?
did that help?
you can also use malox and mylanta the other times of the day to help decrease stomach acid.
it didn't help the chest pain?
are you willing to try to go back on anxiety medications to see if this helps your shortness of breath and chest pain?
I would try going back on your diazepam
and ask your doctor about an SSRI agent like sertraline or paxil
and see if these help decrease your anxiety
and help your shortness of breath and chest pain.
lung cancer would be very very unlikely
I am a cancer doctor
you don't have lung cancer at your age.
this is your anxiety getting out of control with worry on this.
the chest xray would have shown a lung cancer.
and it didn't
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