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Old 11-24-2004, 07:46 PM   #1
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Chest pain! Heart or something else?

Sometimes I have pain in the center of my chest that last for a few seconds and goes away. It sometimes comes back minutes or even hours later. It is off center to the left just a little bit. I have also been having some pain on the far left side of my chest. The pain is not sharp, and it doesnt feel like pressure. Does this sound familiar to anyone?? What could it be??

I am only 20 years old. My cardiologist doesnt think I have any problem with my heart. I just had a stress echo done a couple of weeks ago. I have an event monitor and I was able to turn it on and record during this chest pain. I sent the recording in to a call center but they didnt tell me if they saw anything wrong.

I have been under some stress lately. I can go out and run and exercise just fine. This pain is really starting to get to me. I havent had any for weeks and now it's started up again.

What do I need done to rule out a heart problem??

 
Old 11-28-2004, 06:24 PM   #2
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Re: Chest pain! Heart or something else?

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Sometimes I have pain in the center of my chest that last for a few seconds and goes away. It sometimes comes back minutes or even hours later. It is off center to the left just a little bit. I have also been having some pain on the far left side of my chest. The pain is not sharp, and it doesnt feel like pressure. Does this sound familiar to anyone?? What could it be??

I am only 20 years old. My cardiologist doesnt think I have any problem with my heart. I just had a stress echo done a couple of weeks ago. I have an event monitor and I was able to turn it on and record during this chest pain. I sent the recording in to a call center but they didnt tell me if they saw anything wrong.

I have been under some stress lately. I can go out and run and exercise just fine. This pain is really starting to get to me. I havent had any for weeks and now it's started up again.

What do I need done to rule out a heart problem??

 
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Old 11-28-2004, 06:27 PM   #3
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Re: Chest pain! Heart or something else?

You might have Costrocondritis. Not sure on the spelling. This is an inflammation of the cartigage connecting the ribs to the breast bone. I am in constant pain because of it. Sometimes slight, sometimes pain killers don't work, it hurts so much. I had the heart tests done also. They were normal. Anti Inflammitory drugs is the only thing that works if that is what you have.

 
Old 11-28-2004, 07:30 PM   #4
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Re: Chest pain! Heart or something else?

Sorry to hear you are in so much pain. I went to the ER with pain in my shoulder and arm before and the doctor thought I had what you mentioned. She gave me 800mg Ibuprofen. Im not sure how much it helped it's been a while since then. It's ironic though that I never had any chest pain until I went to a walk in clinic where they gave me a cortisone shot (which is anti inflammitory). I guess one thing i've learned is to never let walk in clinics give you drugs unless it's something like the flu.

 
Old 11-28-2004, 10:33 PM   #5
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Doctor gave me Relafin, anti inflammitory. I think it works better than 800 mg Ibuprofin. Then Prednisone. One time it was so bad that I took a 750 Vicodin, two Tylynol 500's and Advil and that didn't take the pain away. It's a bad situation because how would you know if the chest pains are your heart if you ever had a heart attack.

 
Old 11-29-2004, 12:02 AM   #6
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Re: Chest pain! Heart or something else?

Your too young to have a heart attack......it might just be heartburn or indigestion pain. If the specialist hasn't rang you make an appointment with them for the results.

 
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