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Can analgesics, nitrates, and antifoaming agents manage acute chest pain?


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Published At February 5, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 24-year-old female currently experiencing a respiratory and gastrointestinal illness. I have been feeling faint, especially when going up or down stairs. My other symptoms include mild, infrequent shortness of breath with a peculiar sensation in my chest (similar to breathing in very cold air, but not cold), occasional dry cough, reduced appetite, fatigue, especially after any exertion (despite trying to rest with two young kids), bloating, runny and sore nose, and mild muscle aches. In the past, I used MDMA. Currently, I am taking Cetirizine dihydrochloride, a multivitamin, omega-3 supplement, and a combined oral contraceptive pill containing Levonorgestrel and Ethinylestradiol. I think I should mention that I am breastfeeding a toddler who is also sick, but I have been drinking plenty of water and eating despite the loss of appetite. I walk every day and eat healthily, including plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, you have the following diagnosis: acute chest pain with the flu and abdominal colic. Please do the following tests: ECG (electrocardiogram), ECHO (echocardiogram), chest X-ray, CBC (complete blood count), and serum electrolytes. Reply to me with the results.

I suggest you take tablet Acetaminophen 500mg three times a day, tablet Isosorbide Mononitrate and Aspirin 75 mg once a day, tablet Simethicone 180 mg three times a day, antacid syrup thrice daily, tablet Diclofenac 100 mg twice daily, and capsule Piroxicam 40 mg once daily. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her, and take the medicines with their consent. If your symptoms persist, please schedule another appointment for a follow-up via chat, phone, or video consultation.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia
Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

General Practitioner

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