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Saturday, July 11, 2009 Jayne, Community Member, asks

Q: Dull Ache in Chest, Fatigue, Sleepiness, Shortness of Breath

A little over a year ago I begin to have a dull ache in my chest while out of town on business.  I went to the ER and was admitted to the hospital for 3 days.  Numerous tests were run, with only positive results.  The doctor told me if the pain persisted I probably needed to see a cardiologist.  I only had a few episodes until the last couple of months.  I am very fatigued, have a dull ache daily in my chest, and often feel short breathed.  I have been recently been diagnosised with mild Sleep Apnea.  Has anyone else had the same symptoms.  I don't want to wait if something is wrong with my heart, but I don't want to go to the doctor unnecessarily.  I have been on Lipitor for 4 years, and I have a family history of heart disease. 

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
7/14/09 1:19pm

Hi Jayne,

 

When taking statin medications you want to supplement coenzyme Q10.  If you are not, you may have a deficiency causing your symptoms.  I recommend discussing with your phsyician.  Here is information on coenzyem Q10:

 

http://www.healthcentral.com/heart-disease/c/45112/56431/supplement

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight

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By Jayne, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/06/14, First Published: 07/11/09