Chest pain > a month

Posted by brrn @brrn, Mon, Jan 14 9:39am

I have been having intermittent mid chest pain for over a month. It happens daily. The pain radiates up my neck into my jaw and continues up into my temples. At times it radiates across my shoulders in the front. I have had type 1 diabetes for 47 years and it happens whenever my glucose gets high and with any minor exertion. I do not have any GI problems such as reflux.
Has anyone ever had this or does anyone have any suggestions?

@izzylt123

Since the beginning of this year, I have been having intermittent chest pain. I've been to the ER three times this year twice in the past two months, I currently see a cardiologist, and I have had almost every test done, chest x-ray, labs, echo, CT, CT angiogram, stress test, Holter monitors, and multiple EKG's and no one has found anything. I've been told by a doctor in the ER that it is not cardio related, my cardiologist thinks different, but can't find anything. I am on beta blockers which controls the low/high blood pressure and mostly controls the abnormally high heart rate but does not take away the feeling of my heart racing in my chest or shortness of breath, even when my heart is not racing. The pain is in the center of my chest and gets worse with pressure and deep breathing, and there is sometimes a very sharp stabbing feeling in my chest for only a few seconds but it becomes unbearable, dizziness is also a major symptom. I am an 18-year-old female with no history of any cardiac anything in my family and no acid reflux or anything like that. This has been going on for months and nothing has come up. I was told in the ER my first CT I had a fatty lipoma pressing against my esophagus but everyone has said its nothing. At this point, I have become increasingly frustrated that nothing has come up and I have been put through multiple tests and countless visits to doctors if anyone has anything they can offer up I would appreciate it.

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@izzylt123 you must be frustrated and scared ,have you seen a lung Dr? If it isnt cardio or stomach many be its something when you breath I would consider seeing a lung Dr

@izzylt123

Since the beginning of this year, I have been having intermittent chest pain. I've been to the ER three times this year twice in the past two months, I currently see a cardiologist, and I have had almost every test done, chest x-ray, labs, echo, CT, CT angiogram, stress test, Holter monitors, and multiple EKG's and no one has found anything. I've been told by a doctor in the ER that it is not cardio related, my cardiologist thinks different, but can't find anything. I am on beta blockers which controls the low/high blood pressure and mostly controls the abnormally high heart rate but does not take away the feeling of my heart racing in my chest or shortness of breath, even when my heart is not racing. The pain is in the center of my chest and gets worse with pressure and deep breathing, and there is sometimes a very sharp stabbing feeling in my chest for only a few seconds but it becomes unbearable, dizziness is also a major symptom. I am an 18-year-old female with no history of any cardiac anything in my family and no acid reflux or anything like that. This has been going on for months and nothing has come up. I was told in the ER my first CT I had a fatty lipoma pressing against my esophagus but everyone has said its nothing. At this point, I have become increasingly frustrated that nothing has come up and I have been put through multiple tests and countless visits to doctors if anyone has anything they can offer up I would appreciate it.

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Just wondering-
Has anyone mentioned costicondritis?
I have HOCM and my daughter had same symptoms you describe, so of course we thought was her heart also. We went through battery of tests you mentioned also. .Ended up not being the heart at all. She had pain in center of chest like you describe which in turn lead to anxiety attacks ( she was 17 at time). Anxiety attacks came on because of severe pain, which feels like you are having a heart attack. Adults experience the same sensations.
I am not trying to downplay your condition at all, and as a mother I am happy nothing was wrong with your heart. There is nothing more frustrating and frightening, when you are young and feel like your heart is racing and you experience pain.
I would ask Dr about costicondritis and also ask him to do Lyme tests- not regular ones only- ask him/her to test for babesiosis. Undiagnosed, this can lead to same symptoms.
Just some suggestions from a Mom!
Hope you figure out and that there is nothing serious going on!

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@xmush1620x

Hello,
Let me start by introducing myself. I'm Natalie. A 34 year old female. My health has always been 'fine', besides I'm fat and smoked cigarettes for a bit, but I quit smoking 3 months ago (cold turkey, no replacement nicotine) and started going to the gym about 45 days ago, so I'm working on my health. Blood work is always good, no health issues known.
A few weeks ago, I started experiencing chest squeezing pain on the left side. Alarming enough I went to a walk in clinic and they did an EKG and said no issues. I did stop at my parents to take a quick BP (mine is always 115ish/70ish) as I was feeling super 'off'. BP was about 165ish/95ish. I took a xanax thinking it was anxiety, but it didnt come down. The next day it was back to normal.
Since then, my BP has been normal but chest pain still comes and goes throughout the day. From a squeezing sensation to a super 'heavy' feeling inside my chest.
Can this all be from quitting smoking? Anxiety?

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@xmush1620x have you gone to cardiologist? I would to see what it is ,could just be muscles but better play safe then sorry.

Hi @brrn, welcome to Mayo Connect. Glad you had the chance to access our information exchange, especially because you may need to take some steps today to get a handle on what's causing your chest pain. Take a look at the Mayo Clinic symptom checker located on the Internet at https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptom-checker/chest-pain-adult/related-factors/itt-20009075. At a minimum, I'd contact my personal physician promptly to see about the possibility of a heart problem. In addition, take a few minutes to find out when and with what symptoms you should call 9-1-1 for an assisted ride to an emergency room. Notice on the web page (along the left margin) the following advice:

Get emergency medical care if:
* You have uncomfortable pressure, fullness or squeezing pain in your chest for longer than a few minutes OR
* Your chest pain is accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, dizziness or fainting OR
* The pain radiates beyond your chest to one or both of your arms or your neck.

I hope this information helps you decide what steps to take to deal with the pains in your chest, neck, jaw, and temples. Best wishes for getting some quick professional answers. We'll be interested in hearing how your medical treatment turns out. Martin

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You need to see your primary doctor so they can evaluate you further. I have frequent chest pain but I have a complicated heart condition. Please make appointment today

@brrn As all have said see a Dr right away or go to a Cardiologist I had all those symptoms when I had clooged arteries 85,90,95 so had a triple by pass so please see a Dr.

I have pain in the center of my chest for about 2 months now! Sometimes with a little shortness of breath ! I had two trips to the ER and had blood work and EKG ,fine both times. Alone with a chest X-ray! Several trips to family Dr. Dr thought it might be reflux and gave me pills. The pills did not help! Had a Ct scan of chest 2 weeks ago. Everything came back good! I have the pain all the time. I Have a stress test booked for February ! The Dr mentioned it might be Angina! But would you an Angina all the time, with no break. I’m 45 non smoker with good Bp! Any ideas!! Causing lots of stress! Thanks

@frederick45
Hey Fred,
Did your doctor try any Nitro to see if the pain eased up?
Jake

I know chest pain can be really scary especially when you dont have any answers. A stress test will be a good start. Did you see a cardiologist yet. You might want to get a cardiac workup. Angina can cause chest pain but a cardiologist can determine this. I know its hard, but try to reduce stress. Anxiety and stress can cause chest pain symptoms. I have a complicated cardiac history and have chest pain. It can be frightning and frustrating. i cant tell how many times ive been to ER just for them to say we cant find anything wrong. Good luck hope you find answers and feel better

@frederick45

I have pain in the center of my chest for about 2 months now! Sometimes with a little shortness of breath ! I had two trips to the ER and had blood work and EKG ,fine both times. Alone with a chest X-ray! Several trips to family Dr. Dr thought it might be reflux and gave me pills. The pills did not help! Had a Ct scan of chest 2 weeks ago. Everything came back good! I have the pain all the time. I Have a stress test booked for February ! The Dr mentioned it might be Angina! But would you an Angina all the time, with no break. I’m 45 non smoker with good Bp! Any ideas!! Causing lots of stress! Thanks

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@frederick45 Sorry your having these pains ,glad your having a stress test you may want to follow up with your cardiologist if something is there from treadmill he may want more testing or a catherization .Do you have any other symptoms ? I had same and had the nitro patch for the pain Wishing you well

@jakedduck1 Forgot to tell you the pork @sauerkraut was delicious

@lioness
Jeez Linda, sure, rub it in. My bowl of cereal was absolutely scrumptious.
You never did say what time dinner will be served next year. I need to put it on my calendar!!!
See y’all then,
Jake

@jakedduck1

@lioness
Jeez Linda, sure, rub it in. My bowl of cereal was absolutely scrumptious.
You never did say what time dinner will be served next year. I need to put it on my calendar!!!
See y’all then,
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Haha Next year hummm let me see The day closest to New Year on a Tuesday see ya then lol your funny

@brrn
Sorry for hi-jacking your thread.
Do you have a cough, are your legs and/or feet swollen? Does your pain increase when your more
active?
Jake

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Since the beginning of this year, I have been having intermittent chest pain. I've been to the ER three times this year twice in the past two months, I currently see a cardiologist, and I have had almost every test done, chest x-ray, labs, echo, CT, CT angiogram, stress test, Holter monitors, and multiple EKG's and no one has found anything. I've been told by a doctor in the ER that it is not cardio related, my cardiologist thinks different, but can't find anything. I am on beta blockers which controls the low/high blood pressure and mostly controls the abnormally high heart rate but does not take away the feeling of my heart racing in my chest or shortness of breath, even when my heart is not racing. The pain is in the center of my chest and gets worse with pressure and deep breathing, and there is sometimes a very sharp stabbing feeling in my chest for only a few seconds but it becomes unbearable, dizziness is also a major symptom. I am an 18-year-old female with no history of any cardiac anything in my family and no acid reflux or anything like that. This has been going on for months and nothing has come up. I was told in the ER my first CT I had a fatty lipoma pressing against my esophagus but everyone has said its nothing. At this point, I have become increasingly frustrated that nothing has come up and I have been put through multiple tests and countless visits to doctors if anyone has anything they can offer up I would appreciate it.

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