Terrible pain below breastbone/sternum
Please let me know if any of you have experienced this kind of pain. I was at work and I had some gnawing pain below my sternum. It would go away or lessen is severity if I would stand up and stretch. This lasted for hours yesterday. It felt like a burning pain right behind my breastbone, at times it felt better if I pushed on it or massaged the area. It was causing me a lot of panic. The pain lasted for hours... I was ready to take myself to the ER. I was so worried that I was having a heart attack.. However, I just had a physical the day before, and was in the ER about 2 weeks ago with a full cardiac workup. The more I thought about the pain the worse it became. It was so scary... Does anyone else get a gnawing, burning pain below the breastbone that can last for hours??? Any advice would be appreciated. Could this all be from anxiety???