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Its very reassuring that you went to the hospital for urgent assessment and it did not turn out to be some thing serious like chest infection of heart problem.
Do you get heart burn?
Bad taste in mouth when you wake up in the morning?
Are you stressed these day? How is the sleep?
Any other medical problems you have?
Thank you very much.
For me this looks like a spell of reflux. This commonly causes atypical symptoms like chest pain, cough and sore throat.
Heart burn, obesity and nausea --- all suggest that this is most likely reflux.
A normal reading on pulse oximeter does not absolutely rule out a cardiac or lung problem. But yes it suggests that the shortness of breath is less likely to be cardiac/pulmonary origin.
Right now, I will suggest you to take Omeprazole 40 mg once daily for at least 1 week and then shift to 20 mg once daily for another week. Prilosec (omeprazole 20 mg) is available over the counter.
Avoid lying flat 2-3 hours after the meals.
Avoid fatty and spicy meals.
Avoid coffee, tea, alcohol and stimulants.
Use natural immune boosters (honey water and green tea are the best).
This should get better with in few days.
Good luck and my sincere wishes for your good health.
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