Re: Stress Related Chest, Back and Arm Pain?
These chest pain episodes can be very frightening, but given your age and history, I'd say stress is not causing your symptoms, but certainly is making you feel worse.
The burning you describe plus your recent activities probably caused the problem initially, but your life situation and events are very likely prolonging recovery.
If I were you I'd give it a couple more weeks to subside -- easy to say, but try to relax if you can. Even people with already diagnosed heart conditions are given that advice by physicians and it does help. My non-professional opinion (though I've got lots of experience with arrythmia, angina-like symptoms, heart scans, etc.) makes me think you are OK, just really unhappy and have suffered an injury, as you described. Sorry to hear about your move, and your dog's condition, too!