Posted by Steve
on April 26, 2000 at 19:21:24:
In Reply to: Only 21 years old with heart pains posted by Worried on April 08, 2000 at 15:32:12:
: Being a college student, I have a pretty unhealthy lifestyle.
: I eat fast food almost everyday, I smoke, party too hard, am constantly stressed.
: Lately, I've been getting knots/pangs in my heart. Usually after
: I eat, but sometimes randomly. It's not that painful, but it's uncomfortable at times.
: THe pain is pretty isolated. I hope it is just heartburn, but
: am really scared it is something worse, like heart disease.
: Especially since I smoke. I've been smoking about a half a
: pack a day lately for the past year and am trying to quit.
: Hopefully, I am overreacting.
If the burning sensation is behind the sternum, it might be reflux or refulx disease(GERD)
I am also a 21 year old student and was just diagnosed with this, so you aren't alone