Long story short - I started having some dull, aching pains over the left side of my chest, right where my heart is. I called my MD but he was closed so I went to the emergency room. This was 6 weeks ago. I've had 4 EKGs, Chest X-Ray, Echo and Stress Echo - everything has come back as "normal". But I'm still having these chest pains.
I don't think I am anxious about anything. It could be anxiety but I'd rather rule out all the medical issues before resorting to "anxiety". My doctor said it could be acid reflux. I think it might be gas pains because I sometimes burp around the time when the pains get the strongest, but not always.
I have been running 2-3 miles every day for the past week, with my heart rate around 155-165bpm. I wouldn't say the pain gets much worse when I exercise as opposed to when I am just sitting at 70bpm. I am 27 yrs old so my doc said this is normal. I don't have any history of heart disease in my family, so I know my risk of coronary desease is statistically low, but I still don't know what the source of the pain is and it's really bothering me.
My friend is a Physical Therapist and said that I could have something known as "thoracic outlet syndrome" but he said I would feel a tingling in my left arm if I had this. I might have had a slight tingling in my left arm a few weeks ago but nothing since then.
So to sum it up, my cardiologist thinks if had any heart problem, I wouldn't be able to run the 2-3 miles per day without significant discomfort (and at worst I only have mild discomfort).
Has anyone experienced anything similar to this? What would you suggest is the next step? Any advice is appreciated - I just want to put this behind me and move on with my life!