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    I just started Lexapro 2 days ago and have had a tightening feeling in my chest last night and today It's not completely unbearable, but it is not going away and is intermittent, lasting for about 3-4hours each time.

    I tried to take my pulse and it seems that my heartbeat is irregular. My doctors office is closed, so I'm wondering if this is just a mild side effect or cause for concern. Has anyone experienced a tight chest and difficulty breathing?

    Like I said, it's nothing to extreme, but just a deviation from my normal. Maybe a 4 on a scale of 1-10. I am trying to see if this is serious and I need to go to the ER or just discontinue and talk to my dr on Monday, or just stick it out because it will pass.

    Suggestions?

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    these meds take weeks to work. i would just stop it now. you aren't gonna loose any ground. talk to your MD about what happened.

    arrhythmias are not common with these meds, but possible if you are on other psych meds.

    agitation can occur when starting these meds, mimcing a panic attack.
    "Nothing in medicine is 100%"

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    Thanks a lot

    I will definitely talk to my dr on monday. I think starting at 10mg is too big of a jump, especially since I've never taken anything of the sort before.

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    I would stop taking the lexapro, I was put on it in Oct. 2008 in the hospital after suffering from repeating panic attacks. I did get the chest tightness and the squeezing of my heart. Im 43 so it concerned me a bit. It takes 4-6 wks to build up in your system and the withdrawals are horrible. I just got off of it 21 days ago. Sometimes the lexapro after taking it seemed to have brought on panic attacks and palpitations. I tapered slowly. I started at 10mg. then to 5mg. and 2.5 mg to 1mg to nothing. I had pains in my head, neck and back stiffness. I am still having slight withdrawal symptons, but am happy that I am off this dangerous drug. In the long term it will only damage your heart and bring on diabetes by all the weight you will gain. I dont know how old you are, but sometimes symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks can have to do with your hormones being out of balance, also poor diet and not getting enough of the right nutrition. Protein is important at each meal, fruit, vegtables, nuts and seeds. For anxiety, I immediately switched to decaf coffee, eliminated soda, and eliminated for the most part any high sugar foods which could spike your blood sugar levels and cause anxiety. Also its important to try to reduce stress in your life,( I know how hard that can be especially now) but you can do this through exercise or just walking for about 30 min a few times a week. Exercise reduces stress. Take a multivitamin, make sure you get enough magnesium. These are the simple changes you can do in your lifestyle without resorting to drugs, which only relieve the symptoms like a band aid and dont address the true problem. Surround yourself with friends and family, go out, even if you dont feel up to it. You will feel better that you did and you can get a confidence boost just by putting yourself out there and not staying in the house, that will be your best therapy. Spare yourself from these antidepressants, they are poison.
    I took this excerpt from a website, it lists the side effects while taking it and also the withdrawal symptoms. I hope this info. helps you to decide.

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    Dry Mouth - The usual amount to moisture in the mouth is noticeably less.
    Sweating Increased - A large quantity of perspiration that is medically caused.

    Cardiovascular (Involving the heart and the blood vessels)
    Palpitation - Unusual and not normal heartbeat, that is sometimes irregular, but rapid and forceful thumping or fluttering. It can be brought on by shock, excitement, exertion, or medical stimulants. A person is normally unaware of his/her heartbeat.
    Hypertension - is high blood pressure, which is a symptom of disease in the blood vessels leading away from the heart. Hypertension is known as the “silent killer”. The symptoms are usually not obvious, however it can lead to damage to the heart, brain, kidneys and eye, and even to stroke and kidney failure. Treatment includes dietary and lifestyle changes.
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    Bradycardia - The heart rate is slowed from 72 beats per minute, which is normal, to below 60 beats per minute in an adult.
    Tachycardia - The heart rate is speeded up to above 100 beats per minute in an adult. Normal adult heart rate is 72 beats per minute.

    ECG Abnormal - A test called an electrocardiogram (ECG) that records the activity of the heart. It measures heartbeats as will as the position and size of the heart’s four chambers. It also measures if there is damage to the heart and the effects of drugs or mechanical devices like a pacemaker on the heart. When the test is abnormal this means that one or more of the following are present: heart disease, defects, beating too fast or too slow, disease of the blood vessels leading from the heart or of the heart valves, and/or a past or about to occur heart attack.
    Flushing - The skin all over the body turns red.

    Varicose Vein - Unusually swollen veins near the surface of the skin that sometimes appear twisted and knotted, but always enlarged. They are called hemorrhoids when they appear around the rectum. The cause is attributed to hereditary weakness in the veins aggravated by obesity, pregnancy, pressure from standing, aging, etc. Severe cases may develop swelling in the legs, ankles and feet, eczema and/or ulcers in the affected areas.

    Gastrointestinal (Involving the stomach and the intestines)

    Abdominal Cramp/Pain - Sudden, severe, uncontrollable and painful shortening and thickening of the muscles in the belly. The belly includes the stomach as well as the intestines, liver, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, gall bladder, and urinary bladder.

    Belching - Noisy release of gas from the stomach through the mouth; a burp.

    Bloating - Swelling of the belly caused by excessive intestinal gas.

    Constipation - Difficulty in having a bowel movement where the material in the bowels is hard due to a lack of exercise, fluid intake, and roughage in the diet, or due to certain drugs.

    Diarrhea - Unusually frequent and excessive, runny bowel movements that may result in severe dehydration and shock.

    Dyspepsia - Indigestion. This is the discomfort you experience after eating. It can be heartburn, gas, nausea, a bellyache or bloating.

    Flatulence - More gas than normal in the digestive organs.

    Gastritis - A severe irritation of the mucus lining of the stomach either short in duration or lasting for a long period of time.

    Gastroenteritis - A condition where the membranes of the stomach and intestines are irritated.

    Gastroesophageal Reflux - A continuous state where stomach juices flow back into the throat causing acid indigestion and heartburn and possibly injury to the throat.

    Heartburn - A burning pain in the area of the breastbone caused by stomach juices flowing back up into the throat.

    Hemorrhoids - Small rounded purplish swollen veins that either bleed, itch or are painful and appear around the anus.

    Increased Stool frequency - Diarrhea.

    Indigestion - Unable to properly consume and absorb food in the digestive tract causing constipation, nausea, stomach ache, gas, swollen belly, pain and general discomfort or sickness.

    Nausea - Stomach irritation with a queasy sensation similar to motion sickness and a feeling that one is going to vomit.

    Polyposis Gastric - Tumors that grow on stems in the lining of the stomach, which usually become cancerous.

    Swallowing Difficulty - A feeling that food is stuck in the throat or upper chest area and won’t go down, making it difficult to swallow.


    Toothache - Pain in a tooth above and below the gum line.

    Vomiting - Involuntarily throwing up the contents of the stomach and usually getting a nauseated, sick feeling just prior to doing so.

    Allergy - The extreme sensitivity of body tissues triggered by substances in the air, drugs, or foods causing a reaction like sneezing, itching, asthma, hay fever, skin rashes, nausea and/or vomiting.
    Anaphylaxis - A violent, sudden, and severe drop in blood pressure caused by a re-exposure to a foreign protein or a second dosage of a drug that may be fatal unless emergency treatment is given right away.
    Asthenia - A physically weak condition.

    Chest Pains - Severe discomfort in the chest caused by not enough oxygen going to the heart because of narrowing of the blood vessels or spasms.
    Chills - Appearing pale while cold and shivering; sometimes with a fever.
    Edema of Extremities - Abnormal swelling of the body’s tissue caused by the collection of fluid.
    Fall - To suddenly lose your normal standing upright position.
    Fatigue - Loss of normal strength so as to not be able to do the usual physical and mental activities.
    Fever - Abnormally high body temperature, the normal being 98 degrees Fahrenheit or 37 degrees Centigrade in humans, which is a symptom of disease or disorder in the body. The body is affected by feeling hot, chilled, sweaty, weak and exhausted. If the fever goes too high, death can result.
    Hot Flashes - Brief, abnormal enlargement of the blood vessels that causes a sudden heat sensation over the entire body. Women in menopause will sometimes experience this.
    Influenza-like Symptoms - Demonstrating irritation of the respiratory tract (organs of breathing) such as a cold, sudden fever, aches and pains, as well as feeling weak and seeking bed rest, which is similar to having the flu.
    Leg Pain - A hurtful sensation in the legs that is caused by excessive stimulation of the nerve endings in the legs and results in extreme discomfort.
    Malaise - The somewhat unclear feeling of discomfort you get when you start to feel sick.
    Pain in Limb - Sudden, sharp and uncontrolled leg discomfort.
    Syncope - A short period of light headedness or unconsciousness (black-out) also know as fainting caused by lack of oxygen to the brain because of an interruption in blood flowing to the brain.
    Tightness of Chest - Mild or sharp discomfort, tightness or pressure in the chest area (anywhere between the throat and belly). The causes can be mild or seriously life-threatening because they include the heart, lungs and surrounding muscles.

    Hemic and Lymphatic Disorders (Involving the blood and the clear fluids in the tissues that contain white blood cells)
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    Bruise - Damage to the skin resulting in a purple-green-yellow skin coloration that’s caused by breaking the blood vessels in the area without breaking the surface of the skin.
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    Anemia - A condition where the blood is no longer carrying enough oxygen, so the person looks pale and easily gets dizzy, weak and tired. More severely, a person can end up with an abnormal heart, as well as breathing and digestive difficulties. The causes of anemia are not enough protein in the red blood cells, or missing and chemically destroyed red blood cells, as well as diseased or destroyed bone marrow.
    Nosebleed - Blood lost from the part of the face that has the organs of smell and is where the body takes in oxygen.
    Hematoma - Broken blood vessels that cause a swelling in an area on the body.
    Lymphadenopathy Cervical - The lymph nodes in the neck, which are part of the body’s immune system get swollen and enlarge by reacting to the presence of a drug. The swelling is the result of the white blood cells multiplying in order to fight the invasion of the drug.

    Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders (Energy and health)
    Arthralgia - Sudden sharp nerve pain in one or more joints.

    Arthropathy - Having joint disease or abnormal joints.

    Arthritis - Painfully inflamed and swollen joints. The reddened and swollen condition is brought on by a serious injury or shock to the body either from physical or emotional causes.

    Back Discomfort - Severe physical distress in the area from the neck to the pelvis along the backbone.

    Bilirubin Increased - Bilirubin is a waste product of the breakdown of old blood cells. Bilirubin is sent to the liver to be made water-soluble so it can be eliminated from the body through emptying the bladder. A drug can interfere with or damage this normal liver function creating liver disease.

    Gout - A severe arthritis condition that is caused by the dumping of a waste product called uric acid in the tissues and joints. It can become worse and cause the body to develop a deformity after going through stages of pain, inflammation, severe tenderness, and stiffness.

    Hepatic Enzymes Increased - An increase in the amount of paired liver proteins that regulate liver processes causing a condition where the liver functions abnormally.

    Hypercholesterolemia - Too much cholesterol in the blood cells.

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    Hyperglycemia - An unhealthy amount of sugar in the blood.

    Increased Weight - A concentration and storage of fat in the body accumulating over a period of time caused by unhealthy eating patterns, that can predispose the body to many disorders and diseases.

    Jaw Pain - The pain due to irritation and swelling of the nerves associated with the mouth area where it opens and closes just in front of the ear. Some of the symptoms are pain when chewing, head aches, losing your balance, stuffy ears or ringing in the ears, and teeth grinding.

    Jaw Stiffness - The result of squeezing and grinding the teeth while asleep that can cause your teeth to deteriorate as well as the muscles and joints of the jaw.Hyperglycemia - An unhealthy amount of sugar in the blood.

    Increased Weight - A concentration and storage of fat in the body accumulating over a period of time caused by unhealthy eating patterns, that can predispose the body to many disorders and diseases.

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    Joint Stiffness - A loss of free motion and easy flexibility where any two bones come together.

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    Muscle Cramp - When muscles contract uncontrollably without warning and do not relax. The muscles of any of the body’s organs can cramp.

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    Muscle Stiffness - Tightening of muscles making it difficult to bend.

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    Muscle Weakness - Loss of physical strength.

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    Myalgia - A general widespread pain and tenderness of the muscles.

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    Thirst - A strong, unnatural craving for moisture/water in the mouth and throat.

    Nervous System (Sensory channels)
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    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - A pinched nerve in the wrist that causes pain, tingling, and numbing.

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    Coordination Abnormal - A lack of normal, harmonious interaction of the parts of the body when it is in motion.

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    Dizziness - Losing one’s balance while feeling unsteady and lightheaded which may lead to fainting.

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    Disequilibrium - Lack of mental and emotional balance.

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    Faintness - A temporary condition where one is likely to go unconscious and fall.

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    Headache - A sharp or dull persistent pain in the head

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    Hyperreflexia - A not normal and involuntary increased response in the tissues connecting the bones to the muscles.

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    Light-headed Feeling – Uncontrolled and usually brief loss of consciousness caused by lack of oxygen to the brain.

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    Migraine - Reoccurring severe head pain usually with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, flashes or spots before the eyes, and ringing in the ears

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    Muscle Contractions Involuntary - Spontaneous and uncontrollable tightening reaction of the muscles caused by electrical impulses from the nervous system.

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    Muscular Tone Increased - Uncontrolled and exaggeration muscle tension. Muscles are normally partially tensed and this is what gives us muscle tone.

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    Paresthesia - Burning, prickly, itchy, or tingling skin with no obvious or understood physical cause.

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    Restless Legs - A need to move the legs without any apparent reason. Sometimes there is pain, twitching, jerking, cramping, burning, or a creepy-crawly sensation associated with the movements. It worsens when a person is inactive and can interrupt one’s sleep so one feels the need to move to gain some relief.

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    Shaking - Uncontrolled quivering and trembling as if one is cold and chilled.

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    Sluggishness - Lack of alertness and energy, as well as being slow to respond or perform in life.

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    Tics - A contraction of a muscle causing a repeated movement not under the control of the person usually on the face or limbs.

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    Tremor - A nervous and involuntary vibrating or quivering of the body.

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    Twitching - Sharp, jerky and spastic motion sometimes with a sharp sudden pain.

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    Vertigo - A sensation of dizziness with disorientation and confusion.

    Psychiatric Disorders (Mental and emotional)
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    Aggravated Nervousness - A progressively worsening, irritated and troubled state of mind.

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    Agitation - Suddenly violent and forceful, emotionally disturbed state of mind.

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    Amnesia - Long term or short term, partial or full memory loss created by emotional or physical shock, severe illness, or a blow to the head where the person was caused pain and became unconsciousness.

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    Anxiety Attack - Sudden and intense feelings of fear, terror, and dread physically creating shortness of breath, sweating, trembling and heart palpitations.

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    Apathy - Complete lack of concern or interest for things that ordinarily would be regarded as important or would normally cause concern.

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    Appetite Decreased - Having a lack of appetite despite the ordinary caloric demands of living with a resulting unintentional loss of weight.

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    Appetite Increased - An unusual hunger causing one to overeat.

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    Auditory Hallucination - Hearing things without the voices or noises being present.

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    Bruxism - Grinding and clenching of teeth while sleeping.

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    Carbohydrate Craving - A drive and craving to eat foods rich in sugar and starches (sweets, snacks and junk foods) that intensifies as the diet becomes more and more unbalanced due to the unbalancing of the proper nutritional requirements of the body.

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    Concentration Impaired - Unable to easily focus your attention for long periods of time.

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    Confusion - Not able to think clearly and understand in order to make a logical decision.

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    Crying Abnormal - Unusual and not normal fits of weeping for short or long periods of time for no apparent reason.

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    Depersonalization - A condition where one has lost a normal sense of personal identity.

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    Depression - A hopeless feeling of failure, loss and sadness that can deteriorate into thoughts of death.

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    Disorientation - A loss of sense of direction, place, time or surroundings as well as mental confusion on personal identity.

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    Dreaming Abnormal - Dreaming that leaves a very clear, detailed picture and impression when awake that can last for a long period of time and sometimes be unpleasant.

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    Emotional Lability - Suddenly breaking out in laughter or crying or doing both without being able to control the outburst of emotion. These episodes are unstable as they are caused by things that normally would not have this effect on an individual.

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    Excitability - Uncontrollably responding to stimuli.

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    Feeling Unreal - The awareness that one has an undesirable emotion like fear but can’t seem to shake off the irrational feeling. For example, feeling like one is going crazy but rationally knowing that it is not true. The quality of this side effect resembles being in a bad dream and not being able to wake up.

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    Forgetfulness - Unable to remember what one ordinarily would remember.

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    Insomnia - Sleeplessness caused by physical stress, mental stress or stimulants such as coffee or medications; it is a condition of being abnormally awake when one would ordinarily be able to fall and remain asleep.

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    Irritability - Abnormally annoyed in response to a stimulus.

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    Jitteriness - Nervous fidgeting without an apparent cause.

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    Lethargy - Mental and physical sluggishness and apathy that can deteriorate into an unconscious state resembling deep sleep. A numbed state of mind.

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    Libido Decreased - An abnormal loss of sexual energy or desire.

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    Panic Reaction - A sudden, overpowering, chaotic and confused mental state of terror resulting in being doubt ridden often accompanied with hyperventilation, and extreme anxiety.

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    Restlessness Aggravated - A constantly worsening troubled state of mind characterized by the person being increasingly nervous, unable to relax, and easily angered.

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    Somnolence - Feeling sleepy all the time or having a condition of semi-consciousness.

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    Suicide Attempt - An unsuccessful deliberate attack on one’s own life with the intention of ending it.

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    Suicidal Tendency - Most likely will attempt to kill oneself.

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    Tremulousness Nervous - Very jumpy, shaky, and uneasy while feeling fearful and timid. The condition is characterized by thoughts of dreading the future, involuntary quivering, trembling, and feeling distressed and suddenly upset.

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    Yawning - involuntary opening of the mouth with deep inhalation of air.

    Reproductive Disorder Female

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    Breast Neoplasm - A tumor or cancer, of either of the two milk-secreting organs on the chest of a woman.
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    Menorrhagia - Abnormally heavy menstrual period or a menstrual flow that has continued for an unusually long period of time.
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    Menstrual Cramps - Painful, involuntary uterus contractions that women experience around the time of their menstrual period, sometimes causing pain in the lower back and thighs.
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    Menstrual Disorder - A disturbance or derangement in the normal function of a woman’s menstrual period.
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    Pelvic Inflammation - The reaction of the body to infectious, allergic, or chemical irritation, which in turn causes tissue irritation, injury, or bacterial infection characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes loss of function. The reaction usually begins in the uterus and spreads to the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and other areas in the hipbone region of the body.
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    Premenstrual Syndrome - Various physical and mental symptoms commonly experienced by women of childbearing age usually 2 to 7 days before the start of their monthly period. There are over 150 symptoms including eating binges, behavioral changes, moodiness, irritability, fatigue, fluid retention, breast tenderness, headaches, bloating, anxiety, and depression. The symptoms cease shortly after the period begins, and disappear with menopause.
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    Spotting Between Menses - Abnormal bleeding between periods. Unusual spotting between menstrual cycles.

    RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (Organs involved in breathing)
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    Asthma - A disease of the breathing system initiated by and allergic reaction or a chemical with repeated attacks of coughing, sticky mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, and a tight feeling in the chest. The disease can reach a state where it stops a person from exhaling, leading to unconsciousness and death.
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    Breath Shortness - Unnatural breathing using a lot off effort resulting in not enough air taken in by the body.
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    Bronchitis - Inflammation of the two main breathing tubes leading from the windpipe to the lungs. The disease is marked with coughing, a low-grade fever, chest pains, and hoarseness, caused by an allergic reaction.
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    Coughing - A cough is the response to an irritation, such as mucus, that causes the muscles controlling the breathing process to expel air from the lungs suddenly and noisily to keep the air passages free from the irritating material.
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    Laryngitis - Inflammation of the voice box characterized by hoarseness, sore throat, and coughing. It can be cause by straining the voice or exposure to infectious, allergic or chemical irritation.
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    Nasal Congestion - The presence of an abnormal amount of fluid in the nose.
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    Pneumonia Tracheitis - Bacterial infection of the air passageways and lungs that causes redness, swelling and pain in the windpipe. Other symptoms are high fever, chills, pain in the chest, difficulty in breathing, and coughing with mucus discharge.
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    Rhinitis - Chemical irritation causing pain, redness and swelling in the mucus membranes of the nose.
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    Sinus Congestion - The mucus-lined areas of the bones in the face that are thought to help warm and moisten air to the nose. These areas become clogged with excess fluid or infected.
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    Sinus Headache - The abnormal amount of fluid in the hollows of the face bone area especially around the nose. This excess fluid creates pressure, causing pain in the head.
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    Sinusitis - The body reacting to chemical irritation causing redness, swelling and pain in the area of the hollows in the facial bones especially around the nose.

    SKELETAL
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    Neck/Shoulder Pain - Hurtful sensations of the nerve endings caused by damage to the tissues in the neck and shoulder signaling danger of disease.

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    SKIN and APPENDAGES DISORDERS (Skin, legs and arms)

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    Acne - Eruptions of the oils glands of the skin, especially on the face, marked by pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, bumps, and more severely, by cysts and scarring.
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    Alopecia - The loss of hair or baldness.

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    Eczema - A severe or continuing skin disease marked by redness, crusting and scaling with watery blisters and itching. It is often difficult to treat and will sometimes go away only to reappear again.
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    Dermatitis - Generally irritated skin that can be caused by any of a number of irritating things such as parasites, fungus, bacteria, or foreign substances causing an allergic reaction. It is a general inflammation of the skin.
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    Dry Lips - The lack of normal moisture in the fleshy folds that surround the mouth.
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    Dry Skin - The lack of normal moisture/oils in the surface layer of the body. The skin is the body’s largest organ.



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    Folliculitis - Inflammation of a follicle (small body sac) especially a hair follicle. A hair follicle contains the root of a hair.



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    Furunculosis - Skin boils that show up repeatedly.



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    Lipoma - A tumor of mostly fat cells that is not health endangering.



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    Pruritus - Extreme itching of often-undamaged skin.



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    Rash - A skin eruption or discoloration that may or may not be itching, tingling, burning, or painful. It may be caused by an allergy, an skin irritation, a skin disease.



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    Skin Nodule - A bulge, knob, swelling or outgrowth in the skin that is a mass of tissue or cells.


    SPECIAL SENSES



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    Conjunctivitis - Infection of the membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid, caused by a virus, allergic reaction, or an irritating chemical. It is characterized by redness, a discharge of fluid and itching.



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    Dry Eyes - Not enough moisture in the eyes.



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    Earache - Pain in the ear.



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    Eye Infection - The invasion of the eye tissue by a bacteria, virus, fungus, etc, causing damage to the tissue, with toxicity. Infection spreading in the body progresses into disease.



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    Eye Irritation - An inflammation of the eye.



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    Metallic Taste - A range of taste impairment from distorted taste to a complete loss of taste.



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    Pupils Dilated - Abnormal expansion of the blace circular opening in the center of the eye.



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    Taste alteration - Abnormal flavor detection in food.



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    Tinnitus - A buzzing, ringing, or whistling sound in one or both ears occurring from the internal use of certain drugs.



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    Vision Abnormal - Normal images are seen differently by the viewer.



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    Vision Blurred - Eyesight is dim or indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance.



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    Visual Disturbance - Eyesight is interfered with or interrupted. Some disturbances are light sensitivity and the inability to easily distinguish colors.

    URINARY SYSTEM DISORDER

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    Blood in Urine - Blood is present when one empties liquid waste product of the kidneys through the bladder by urinating in the toilet turning the water pink to bright red. Or you could see pots of blood in the water after urinating.
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    Dysuria - Difficult or painful urination.
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    Kidney Stone - Small hard masses of salt deposits that the kidney forms.
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    Urinary Frequency - Having to urinate more often than usual or between unusually short time periods.
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    Urinary Tract Infection - An invasion of bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc., of the system in the body that starts with the kidneys and eliminates urine from the body. If the invasion goes unchecked it can injure tissue and progress into disease.
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    Urinary Urgency - A sudden compelling urge to urinate, accompanied by discomfort in the bladder.

    UROGENITAL (Urinary tract and genital structures or functions)
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    Anorgasmia - Failure to experience an orgasm.
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    Ejaculation Disorder - Dysfunction of the discharge of semen during orgasm.
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    Menstrual Disorder - Dysfunction of the discharge during the monthly menstrual cycle.
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    Acute Renal Failure - The kidneys stop functioning properly to excrete wastes.

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    Angioedema - Intensely itching and swelling welts on the skin called hives caused by an allergic reaction to internal or external agents. The reaction is common to a food or a drug. Chronic cases can last for a long period of time.

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    Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis - An abnormal condition where a large portion of skin becomes intensely red and peels off like a second-degree burn. Often the symptoms include blistering.
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    Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage - Stomach and intestinal excessive internal bleeding.
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    Grand Mal Seizures (or Convulsions) - A recurring sudden violent and involuntary attack of muscle spasms with a loss of consciousness.


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    Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome - A life threatening, rare reaction to an anti-psychotic drug marked by fever, muscular rigidity, changed mental status, and dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system.

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    Pancreatitis - Chemical irritation with redness, swelling, and pain in the pancreas where digestive enzymes and hormones are secreted.

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    QT Prolongation - A very fast heart rhythm disturbance that is too fast for the heart to beat effectively so the blood to the brain falls causing a sudden loss of consciousness and may cause sudden cardiac death.


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    Rhabdomyolysis - The breakdown of muscle fibers that releases the fibers into the circulatory system. Some of the fibers are poisonous to the kidney and frequently result in kidney damage.

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    Serotonin Syndrome - A disorder brought on by excessive levels of serotonin caused by drugs and can be fatal as death from this side effect can come very rapidly.

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    Thrombocytopenia - An abnormal decrease in the number of blood platelets in the circulatory system. A decrease in platelets would cause a decrease in the ability of the blood to clot when necessary.


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    Torsades de Pointes - Unusual rapid heart rhythm starting in the lower heart chambers. If the short bursts of rapid heart rhythm continue for a prolonged period it can degenerate into a more rapid rhythm and can be fatal

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