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In October i had alcohol and i was up all night feeling sick and vomiting bile up all the next day. Ever since i have had nausea on and off and if i have alcohol the same happens everytime. I had my bloods done and they were all ok. I then started having a right shoulder blade/back ache and a feeling of something strained under my right ribs. I got told i had acid reflux and had an endoscopy which showed mild gastritis and was put on anti acid tabs. I have the right side back/shoulder ache everyday and nothing helps. My gp sent me for an x ray of my right shoulder which was fine and an abdominal ultrasound which showed a 2cm gallstone so they just put the pain down to that. I am worried it's my lung even though numerous doctors have listened to my chest, checked oxygen levels and all say i am fine. I asked if the shoulder x ray would show my lung and she said some of it would. I told her i was worried it was my lung and she said she wouldn't normally do it but sending me for peace of mind. I don't have a cough but i do bring phlegm up. I am worried something serious will show on the x ray and thinking it's been left for 4 months untreated but my gp said she isn't worried at all.

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    From your story it is unlikely that you have a lung problem. You have not described a cough, shortness of breath or coughing blood. The chest x ray report will come back very quickly (usually) and hopefully you can ring the doctor a couple of days after your Xray for the result. Are you a smoker and how old are you? Are you on any medicines now? 
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      I am an ex smoker, i stopped 15 years ago and i am 45. I take pantoprazole, ampitryptiline and fluoxetine.
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      I too am on low dose Amitriptylline 20 mg per day for headache/ migraine prevention. Interesting that you are both that and the SSRI. Nothing from your meds that may be contributing. Well done for quitting years ago. It's not likely you have anything serious going on in your chest but please let us know how you get on.
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