Dull Ache In Chest, Fatigue, Sleepiness, Shortness Of Breath

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Asked by Jayne

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.

Answer

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

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN