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Chest Pain?
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dearlucid posted:
  • *Post heart transplant.
    So, I've had this aching pain in my chest wall for a while now. I thought it was just pleurisy, but now I have no clue. It's been weeks.. I've been forgetting to take my pills.. a lot.. like days, maybe weeks at a time.. but I've been taking them faithfully the past couple days. And it still hurts. I don't think I'd feel it in my chest if it were rejection, and I don't have any symptoms of that. I'm just scared that it's something serious. I've read that the nerves can regenerate themselves, and that after five years, up to 50% of post transplant patients can develop coronary artery disease..
    I'm probably just getting myself worked up..
    Any ideas as to what it could be??
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    Lainey_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi dearlucid,

    Have you spoke to your heart specialist recently? Please do hesitate to call their office and ask questions. Also let them know that you sometimes forget to take your medications. I use my cell phone's calendar/reminder alarm to take my medications. Keep us updated.


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