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Old 07-30-2004, 10:11 PM   #1
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Heart Spasms

I'm 16 years old, and I thought I was in pretty good health.

I use to get these heart spasms, i dont know if their heart attacks or what, but they hurt and i can't move, i either have to curl up ina ball or lie falt on my stomach. They stopped in Febuary of this year, but now its been a while, a long while and there hasn't been any untill VERY recently. The day before yesterday i was sitting with my friend talkiong about an insident that happened in my life. i don't know if its linked or not. And just now i've had the worst yet, its been lasting over an hour. It get very painful, goes away and then comes back. I don't know what to do and doctors scare me.

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Old 07-31-2004, 06:41 AM   #2
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Re: Heart Spasms

At 16 my guess would be that the pains you describe are related to your gastrointestinal tract and may be triggered by stress. You need to let your parents know and you need to be seen by a doctor now. Don't let things like that go because of fear of doctors . The tests that you would have to determine what is wrong would be completely painless.

Old 08-01-2004, 05:40 AM   #3
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Re: Heart Spasms

My FIRST thought was ESOPHAGEAL SPASM (which can hurt like Hell and hits right in the middle of the chest.) That's a STABBING pain. If it's more like burning, then ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX seems logical.

Next time it happens though, DO get to an emergency room for an ECG at least, especially if you've never had one before. Better safe than sorry. Any mid-chest pain should get looked at to rule out more dangerous (but rare in a 16 year old) conditions.

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