| | Is it possible that I have Costochondritis
I am new here and am trying desperately to figure out what is wrong with me. Last july I got really bad pain around my chest area it literally felt like someone was sitting on my chest. I of course got nervous and headed right for the ER, I got an EKG done, BP, oxygen levels, and everything checked out fine, they said that they thought it was just a pulled muscle. After about 4 days, it was not getting any better, so I went to see my Primary Care, she said my BP was fine, and my heart sounded fine, she told me to go get a chest X Ray just to be sure, I had to go to the ER to get a chest X Ray, so they did an EKG, oxygen levels and a chest X ray, they said everything looks fine. They said they thought it was inflammation in the chest wall. After a couple more days it went away.
On Friday ( May 15th) it started to come back, at first slightly, and then over the next couple of days its gotten worse...feels like someone is sitting on my chest, I can breath fine, and my heart doesnt race any faster with exercise ( like walking) I am not out of breath. but its been 5 days and this pain wont go away. Aspirin seems to work a little bit. The pain is located on the middle of my chest and to the left, when i press on it it does hurt, but not to the point where I feel like im going to pass out or cry, it just feels bruised. also my back hurts, seems to hurt more when I am sitting on the couch or laying Sometimes it will be shooting pain for a couple of seconds and then go back to the dull ache. Im terrified that something is wrong with my heart, or that ill go to sleep and have a heart attack and not wake up. I am still paying off my bills from last time to the ER so don't want to go in less it is extreme ( I know prob. not the best idea) but since it feels like just before, that has made me think its the same thing.
I am a 23 year old female, i dont smoke never have, don't drink, am healthy, my BP is fine. I am a little overweight but no where near obese. I am just curious if this could be costochondritis, or if not because it happened almost a year ago and not again until now.