Users' questions

Why do I feel like someone is sitting on my chest?

Why do I feel like someone is sitting on my chest?

It feels like a buzzed/drugged feeling and makes it difficult to concentrate or talk with other people. Its very frustrating feeling like you have had a drink all day long when you have not. My mom tells me it is just anxiety/depression and I think this is what it is too.

What does it mean when you feel pressure in your chest?

Chest pressure is the sensation of a squeezing, tightening, crushing or pressing in the chest area, with or without pain. It is sometimes described as a feeling of a band tightening around your chest or of something heavy sitting on your chest.

Do you feel like an elephant is sitting on your chest?

Hi, yes I used to say it feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest preventing me from breathing properly !… Try to relax (easier said than done, I know!) and focus on breathing slowly and calmly. The feeling of pressure should lift eventually… Fifty years ago Doctor Claire Weekes described this feeling as ‘the iron hoof in the chest’.

How to know if you have chest pain?

1 Chest pressure may accompany symptoms related to the respiratory system including: 2 Chest pain that gets worse with breathing or a change in position 3 Cough or wheezing (whistling sound made with breathing) 4 Difficulty breathing 5 Shortness of breath 6 Sudden runny nose (nasal congestion)

What is the best treatment for chest pain?

Home remedies for chest pain is highly effective if the pain is a result of lung disease. Gargling of saline solutions, chewing black pepper, massaging the chest with oil and intake of lukewarm fluid will reduce the problem. Yoga and aromatherapy also plays an important role to keep the aside the problem of chest pain.

What causes chest pain while sitting?

Costochondritis is inflammation of the cartilage of the rib cage. This condition can cause chest pain. Costochondritis pain may get worse when sitting or lying in certain positions, as well as when a person does any physical activity.

What causes sinking feeling in chest?

Acid Reflux, Anxiety and Palpitations. Heart palpitations are described as racing or pounding heartbeats, a fluttery or sinking feeling in the chest cavity and the sensation of the heart beating irregularly.

Why does my chest feel heavy and hurt?

Physical exertion: Lifting heavy objects, over exercising, dancing aggressively can also cause physical exertion especially in the chest area. Pneumonia and Bronchitis: Pneumonia, Bronchitis and Cold are also some of the reasons that lead to pain in the chest.