Chest tightness in cold weather

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Woke up with a tightness in my chest (upper airways) and lot s of mucus.
The tightness in my throat also seems to get worse when I’m out in cold weather. I know this is an internet diagnosis…. But I’m wondering does this sound like Reflux… Anxiety…. Could this be the start of some condition like COPD… or Asthma?
I can't explain the issue of handling items precipitating the pain in the chest. Certainly, extreme cold weather can place some stress on the body which can precipitate angina in people with coronary disease. In a some, asthma can often be triggered by cold weather and these symptoms can be mistaken for angina. I would sit and have a good history and physical with your internist to explore these symtpoms further.
However, from the start I have felt a very tight sensation beneath the scars as if a thick wire were threaded armpit to armpit (save the 1 inch between incisions) that is worse in cold weather but always present to a distracting degree. I have done the doorway stretches daily to no avail and sometimes a swelling under the skin develops. My surgeon says this may be an unresolved seroma but he cannot tap off fluid. I think the scar tissue is the problem.
For approxiamately one week when taking a deep breath, I have experienced a tightness and pain in my upper chest and throat area. When I drink cold fluids it subsides briefly and when I tighten my abdominal muscles and breath deeply, I don't feel the pain or discomfort. I have checked info on Thyroid, Heart, & Gall Bladder and can't find out what this is. I also experience fibrillations from time to time.
On the other hand, having someone press on your chest intensely as you lie on your belly and breathe out, releasing as you breathe in, and repeating it for several times, seem to soothe the tightness in the chest. Others: fruits, raw vegetables, water (the inhaler does nothing except making me super thirsty), well balanced and unprocessed foods. I have been doing all of this and especially more so lately, without seeing any marked improvements.
I've had this symptom (tightness in the chest that radiates outward, tightness in the jaw that radiates downward along throat and then chest) for a few years now. When it first happened, I went to see a cardio and had a workup that included ekg, stress test, blood works. Everything was normal. Im 48W. The attacks don't happen often. Only a few times a year. But it is scary. And the instant I drink water (room temp or cold) it goes away immediately. I have chucked it to dehydration.
Hi i am 30 i have smoked since i was 9 yrs old about 20 a day now used to have 40 a day when i worked in the building trade for 6 yrs,i have had a problem with my chest before back around 21 yrs old i developed pleuracy and ever since my lungs feel susceptible to cold weather,but apart from that i have been having this piercing pain in the left side around by my heart it is like a thin needle is piercing my heart which comes and goes from time to time sometimes i have it multiple times a day som
Mine told me its the cold weather and in summer I will be fine. Ive just started with it a couple of weeks ago but can get so painful through the night, wakes me up then cold icy feeling all day. I have had loads of tests but nothing has showed up either. Will try the Prayanam, see how I go will let you know. Good luck to all.
She calls it a bubble feeling, but that's how she is describing the tightness in her chest. She did have this wake her up last night in the middle of the night. That seems like it's a first. So any information we can get will be helpful to us to understand this. We're learning as we go along. Her doctor told her that she would probably breathe better in the warmer months than the colder months.
I have felt a little better today but throat is still raw. Chest tightness is gone today and I wonder of due to warm weather as it's been very cold till now. I have had blood tests and heart electocardiogram a few months back and all was ok with this (i had a mustle injury then that pulled my left arm and hurt chest then, but not a problem with heart) so I wonder if tightness felt was due to mucus in lungs which showed a little in lungs xray.
I had my gallbladder taken out 2 months ago and have had strange symptoms of pain and tightness in areas in my abdomen, chest and neck since. I also have some relief when I laying down, or when I raise my chin higher than parallel to the ground. In addition to the tight feeling, the front center of my neck is tender to the touch and seems to "get stuck" and be cramped when I swallow - like a lump in my throat. Glands tender also.
This is only brought on by eating. I also have what feels like a huge knot in my throat that moves down into my chest if I swallow too fast. Constapation and the speeded up heart rate or irregular rythym accompany this. I am now back to almost all liquids. On top of all this I have chronic severe sinusitis and have been on Augmentin for one month.Most recently had an MRI that showed some small irregular white spots that the Neurologist said looked within the normal range.
in my private life it´s also not that easy as i have to avoid going indoors during summer time. the paradox about my problem is that as i sufferred from cold weather in my home country, i moved to a hot southern one and suffer here even more ... :S i will really appreciate any suggestion that helps. thank you. i look forward to hearing from you.
But If I go outside in the cold weather and walk I start feeling chest pressure.
I just want to know what is wrong, and why it can so similarly feel like a heart attack, or warning signs. I get chest pain and tightness, shooting pains in both arms, and in my jaw all the time. It's frustrating.
Hi, im 18 years old and recently i was in the cold without a jacket as the weather forecast said it would be warm and it wasn't, i was wearing just a sweater and soon after i had chest congestion for about a week, now after my congestion has stopped just about 3 days later i started feeling tightness in my throat which goes away for a while and then comes back, i can get rid of it for a while after having something warm such as green tea.
I have mild Pain in the left chest around my nipple, shortness of breathing, light-head ness, often rapid heart beat, Very seldom pain in between chest rib. Cold weather decreases condition.
I was switched to Symbicort during the summer/fall and remained on a nasal spray. Now that the weather is turning cold again, the same tightness in my chest and throat is returning, as well as the chest and back pain. I am worried that I am heading down the same path as earlier this year. I was never given a firm diagnosis or cause for the problems - just a lot of medication to mask and control the symptoms. Any thoughts or suggestions to share with my pulmonologist is greatly appreciated.
The day after, the tightness in my chest began to fade, but the other symptoms remained. At night, I couldn't fall asleep. My heart was pounding and every time I tried to close my eyes, I felt a heart palpitation and became very scared. This went on for 2 nights. The third day I started to get the chest pains. It was a constant, ache/pain and it really felt like I was going to have a heart attack.
And I felt as if something was in my lungs.And even right now, after 7 hours later, there is a certain tightness in my chest. I could feel sometihng in my lungs. I clear my through but nothing comes out. BUt when i breathe in, i can feel it sitting there. And its really annoying me because i cannot breathe. Do i have athsma?
Its like a viscious circle that you keep tring to beat but then you look in the mirror and there it is all over you neck and chest! I get it in the social events; going to dinner, class presentations, even sitting in my chair if theres a chance the teacher might call on me ughh! I also get it while I'm eating which is weird to me cuz I may be home alone. I also have long hair on purpose, it is my best defense. A tan works great to but as soon as it starts to fade..watch out.
Starting to track things here so I have info for my Doctor when I go in. Throat/Chest tightness increased Weather changing, things starting to pop and bloom. Cold Air In Garage today so around lots of dust.
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I can now tell when an episode is coming so I automatically strip down get two washclothes wet with cold water grab the trash can to sit in front of me and get through the 20 minute ordeal that absolutely drains me. If anyone has figured it out please let me know. I would love to find a treatment.
This just happened to me as well, the same as described in this forum. Chest tightness, almost burning weakness, radiating bilaterally down both arms to make them drop to their side with no strength. I had some shortness of breath and just sat for a moment and tried to catch my breath. I have osteoarthritis in the neck and spine, sit at a computer all day and happened to be stressed and feeling a little under the weather.
I took the second round of medrol, but when I was half way through the six day treatment program I came down with a horrible cold in both the chest and sinuses. After getting over the cold it seemed that the medrol had not helped, so I'm back to square one. One interesting thing though, when I had the cold I used a parasite zapper to kill the incection in the sinuses and it helped the next day but the problem came back again.
i haven't heard the term awareness of heartbeat, but that really does describe what i have been experiencing, in addition to the racing and palpatations. i spent the day on the couch and no longer feel a tightness in my chest. before i wasn't sure if it was tightness, but now that it's faded i can see that it definitely was. my pulse is down to 100. thank you all for your input- between your thoughts and words and those of the doctors i've spoken to today, i'm not as concerned.
My mom had something similar and went in to have it removed. She has a tiny scar, but is glad it is gone. I don't know what caused it. Her procedure was outpatient, so she went home the same day.
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