Popping Sensation in my chest
Last thursday i was sitting at my computer and i began to have very intense chest pains that soon spread to the left side of my neck were it meets my shoulder then down my left arm. I went straight to the doctor and had an EKG done because it was what felt like a heart attack or stroke. The doc told me my ekg was abnormal and i soon rode the ambulance to a hospital nearby. He also said i was having attacki cardia, im not sure on the spelling lol. The more i would move around the more my shoulder and chest would hurt. I sat in the hospital all day for them to tell me my ekg wasnt all that abnormal and that my blood work and test results said i was healthy and sent me home. Now it is monday and my chest still dose not feel normal. Every once in a while i get this distracting and loud popping sensation near or in my heart. It mainly happens when breathing in. The sound isnt the normal lubb-dubb of my heart, it sound more like when your stomach makes a bubbly noise. If you could imagine your heart passing a little bubble that makes your heart burp on its way out, that would be similar to what i feel. My heart dose not get off rythym though, it just keeps beating loud for maybe 4 or 5 beats then back to normal. Some times i feel it just for one beat. This happens more then daily and makes me very concerned. Each day it happens a little less but its tsill enough to concern me. My chest just dosn't feel back to 100% yet.
I am 21, healthy, and active. I have a normal heart beat and blood pressure. There were no signs of the protein that your heart releases under trauma in my blood. I tried to exercise today. I tried jogging a mile. Not long after starting my jog my lower left portion of my back started to cramp up pretty bad but it was bearable after a little stretching and a little massage. I was able to complete the mile with out too much effort even though i did have to stop and walk maybe about 100 yards.
This spell happened maybe 15 minutes after smoking certain green little plant through a plastic bong. When i got back from the hospital i dismantled the bong and noticed the down stem was melted just a little bit. So i am thinking i may have inhaled some plastic fumes that induced the spell. But after being sent out of the hospital saying im healthy i dont know what to do now. Do i just wait and pray it goes away or is it some thing serious? I have stopped smoking and increased my potassium in my diet. I now have a new desire to live healthier but i am still very concerned for my heart and or lung on my left side.
Last edited by jwmark85; 10-08-2007 at 11:11 PM.