Sudden Sharp chest pains, wth is this?
I have been screening these msg boards however, I cannot find anyone else who has the exact symptoms I have. At least once a day I have an unexplained, sudden sharp chest pain in my left side. These attacks last about 1-2 seconds and they feel like my heart is stopping. Nothing i do seems to bring them on and the vary at times when they occur, mornings and nights but I have never been woken from one in my sleep. I think about it all day long and it has really been stressing me out lately. I feel like i am dying from heart disease or something. It almost feels as thou i can bring them on myself if i concentrate on them to much. They dont last long but man they are scary. They hit me out of the blue and it is always on my left side. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Background stuff: 41 year old male. Very active. ht. 71 in wt. 170lbs smoker (1/2 pk a day) run on avg 9 miles each week. recent Marine retiree transitioning to civillian after 22 years of service.