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My chest is very tight especially when I lie down.

By Anonymous July 11, 2017 - 12:06am
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I can hardly breath. I cough a lots and bring up mucous. I feel like I have a very heavy item on my chest. What causes this?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us.

How long have you been having these symptoms? Have you been diagnosed with heart disease or COPD?

I am concerned about the shortness of breath and feeling of heaviness on your chest.

If it is still early enough in the day, please call your primary care physician. If you think the office is closed for the day, leave a message with the answering service and have someone drive you to the emergency room.


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