Chest pain but not short of breath
I guess first off a little history about myself - I'm a 34 year old woman, a recovered anorexic and doing very well and have been at a healthy weight for a few years now. However, when I was at my worst I had to take heart medication (atenolol) and was hospitalized on the telemetry unit for a week at one point b/c of irregular EKG's and very low body weight.
So starting yesterday I felt a sharp pain on my left side and although it hurt to breathe, I wasn't out of breath or anything. Also, at that time this started I was just sitting on my couch watching the news and catching up on things online. It was at night so I just decided to go to bed. I woke up this morning and felt fine but then a couple of hours after waking the pain started up again. This time it was when I while I was sitting in a certification class I'm taking right now.
As a side note, I also take Parnate (an MAOI) and there's a long list of things that I cannot eat due to causing heart problems. I'm very good about my diet as far as that goes so I don't think it's related to the Parnate. I have some anxiety issues but they never cause chest pain and when these recent incidents occured I was not anxious at all. And, when I'm not anxious, my blood pressure typically runs pretty low...
I'm not sure what to do -- I don't want to make a big deal out of nothing but at the same time I've never felt pain like this in this area. Any thoughts on what to do or what could be causing this? I should add that heart disease runs strongly on my mom's side of the family - one example being my mom's mother passed away at the age of 40 from a massive heart attack.
Sorry for the long post but any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks, Lizzy