Previously I have experienced extremely bad chest pains. I haven't felt them for a while until today. It's a sharp stabbing pain that feels like its right through my heart making me lose my breath. Then my heart starts to flutter heavy making it hard to breathe. It's happend 3 times within 10 minutes.
If anyone has any ideas on what it could be please let me know it would be much appreciated.
i recently have had the same problem along with dizzyness loss of concentration fearing of death mood swings, fatigued, and very depressed
i havn't been to the doc. yet but i have a feeling that it is either panic attacks anemia or anxiety. if you ever find out more please let me know
I keep getting told that it is indigestion!
I no that aint it.
Mine started about two and a half years ago.
The first proper time it got so bad that I went to the hospital. They were not impressed, turned me away and told me it was indigestion!
I was very angry.
I very rarely go to the doctors about anything let alone the hospital!!!
It was not my decision to go to them in the first place it was the NHS Helpline that called the ambulance!
Anyway... These pains have come back since. Sometimes it last for a few seconds, a minute or two or a day. Sometimes really bad, sometimes just slight twinges.
But the reason I am posting this is because I have had the current problem now for over a week and its starting to really get me down!
Someone said that it could be anxiety. I don’t feel anxious but it could explain it.
Does anyone actually no the reason?
I have to take holiday to go to the doctors which I really resent doing and I don’t want to waste there time if it aint serious but I need to do something!
Its giving me a serious sleep problem too now! o.O
Wow that feels good to get off my chest!
Turns out that you can enflame your chest wall from over-exertion. Which in turn will affect your lungs and give you pain.
After taking it a litte easier with my running and paying more attention to reaching my target heart rate rather than far exceeding it, the pains have stopped.
I'm terrified that this might be heart problems.. but I'm too scared to go to a doctor..
What do you think it might be?
Costochondritis can be an independent condition by itself or sometimes be a feature of a more widespread disorder. Examples of illnesses that can feature costochondritis include fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease).
Costochondritis can be aggravated by any activity that involves stressing the structures of the front of the chest cage. It is generally best to minimize these activities until the inflammation of the rib and cartilage areas has subsided.
Rest, anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and even cortisone injections have been used as therapy for the inflamed, painful cartilage of both costochondritis. Ice packs applied to local swelling can sometimes help to reduce pain and inflammation. Local lidocaine analgesic patch (Lidoderm) application can reduce pain
The "weird chest pains" thing is pretty common amongst all young people, and with good reason. It's nothing to worry about. I'm 23 and I still get them too.
For more answers, look up 'Precordial Catch Syndrome'. It'll help explain what I mean.
some causes may include heart burn / indigestion, nerve damage through injury. If you smoke or do heavy training in the gym this can increase the likely hood of the pain returning. The best bet is to get yourself to the docs and stand your ground and not be fobed of with a typical doctor response. Remember especially those with family that this is your heart, not your toe, but the big muscle that keeps you alive so get it seen to.
I am slim...but very unhealthy, dont exercise, my suger and saturated fat intake is awful, and since being in university my alcohol comsumption doesnt help my health either. im a smoker but planning on quitting smoking in the next few months as i am starting to get worried about my health.....would my unhealthy regime have anything to do with the pains? and if so, if changing my lifestyle would it stop the pains?