I got over bronchitis 3 weeks ago, then the week after that I got allergies and had bad post nasal drip. Upon waking in the mornings I had very hard coughing,sometimes bending over slightly and straining, to remove the muscus in my lungs that drained there the night before. After a couple days of this I felt a stinging senstation in my solar plexus directly under my breast bone where the tiny solar plexus bump is. A couple days after that it turned to a dull pain, it has eased off for a day or 2 but at times that dull pain returns somewhat with a slight tight feeling there at times and some burping. Please Advise
How tall are you (feet and inches)?: 5ft 8in
What is your weight in pounds?: 137
How old are you?: 58
How long has this been going on?: A few days
Check all symptoms you are currently experiencing: None of these
Describe associated symptoms not listed above: Only symptoms I have I have stated in my question section.
What have you done so far to remedy this condition? Please include tests and relevant studies here. Drinking Chamomile tea and eating ginger root.
Check all conditions present in your immediate family... : Asthma / Lung Problems
Please list any medication allergies that you have : None
Please list any medications you are currently taking (and dosage if known) :: None
When was your last menstrual cycle?: Now
Are you currently using or do you have a history of tobacco use?: Yes
Are you currently using or do you have a history of illegal drug use?: No
Please describe your alcohol consumption :: Rarely
HOW QUICKLY DO YOU NEED THIS TO BE ANSWERED?: Within 8 hours
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Possible cause of the pain I am having in my solar plexus at the solar plexus bump.
From what you are saying it is likely that you have a gastritis or irritation of the stomach. Some over the counter remedies like Tums or Rolaids may help. However, and this is very important, it is also possible that these symptoms could indicate a pneumonia or even a heart problem. Given your history of tobacco use and your age and your symptoms you, at least, need to get an EKG (tracing of the heart) and a chest Xray. Please do get with your doctor or get to an urgent care or an ER as soon as you can, particularly if you experience an increase in pain, shortness of breath, or nausea.