Need Relief from Chest Pain & Breathing Issues? Seek Expert Consultation Now!

Need Relief from Chest Pain & Breathing Issues? Seek Expert Consultation Now!
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Yao-Ching Huang and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I woke up in the middle of the night with sudden chest pain on the right side above my breast while breathing in. I'm a 21-year-old girl with diagnosed asthma, depression, and anxiety. What should I do?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Your concern about sudden chest pain, especially while breathing in, is understandable, given your medical history. It's crucial to take any chest pain seriously and seek prompt medical attention, considering your underlying conditions.


Firstly, if you're experiencing severe chest pain, difficulty breathing, or any other concerning symptoms, do not hesitate to call emergency services immediately. Stay calm and try to relax while awaiting assistance. Panic and anxiety can exacerbate symptoms, so focus on taking slow, deep breaths to calm yourself down.


Since you have asthma, using your rescue inhaler as prescribed may help relieve any breathing difficulties you're experiencing. It's also advisable to avoid exertion and rest in a comfortable position until help arrives.


When emergency medical personnel arrive, ensure you inform them of your medical history, including your asthma, depression, and anxiety. This information is crucial for them to provide appropriate care.


After seeking emergency care, it's essential to follow up with your healthcare provider as soon as possible. They can assess your symptoms, discuss any necessary follow-up care, and determine the underlying cause of your chest pain. Prompt medical attention is vital for your well-being and to address any potential concerns effectively.



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