CHEST PRESSURE

Posted by kennyd99 @kennyd99, Feb 20, 2019

So I have this weird sensation of chest pressure when sitting or laying flat on my back. I've been to my doctor and had various tests done (stress test, 24 hour heart monitor, EKG, ultrasound) and everything comes back normal. I do suffer from mild acid reflux and a small hiatal hernia. I'm an active 55 year old male and exercise 5-6 times a week, engaging in high intensity interval training 3-4 days a week and never suffer chest pains or difficulty breathing. The pressure only occurs when laying flat on my back and at times it becomes overwhelming. There are occasions where I can lay on my back and not experience the pressure but that does not happen very often. Does anyone out there have similar experiences under similar situations?? Please let me know your findings if you do-I am going crazy over this!!!!

I know chest pain can be frustrating. Do you take any acid reflux meds?

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I'm sorry you deal with this! I do as well. Do you have any other health issues? I also feel like I'm crushing my heart and it starts beating goofy if I'm laying on my left side

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@suscros68

I know chest pain can be frustrating. Do you take any acid reflux meds?

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I do not take any acid reflux meds. My doctor recommended over the counter medications but they only made me feel nauseous. I think I'm like many frustrated people who suffer a wide range of symptoms but can never quite determine what the problem may be. I just try to cope with the issues and go on with my life.

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@thomola

I'm sorry you deal with this! I do as well. Do you have any other health issues? I also feel like I'm crushing my heart and it starts beating goofy if I'm laying on my left side

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I do suffer from high blood pressure and high cholesterol and take meds for both. I also have heart palpitations which sometimes cause me to cough. I try to use the "process of elimination" with the doctors and am considering seeing a cardiologist just to rule out any cardiac issues, then maybe a gastroenterologist to rule out any gastro issues. The only problem with this process is they all run various tests and my insurance doesn't cover everything so it can get expensive. It seems like my primary care physician has run out of ideas.Maybe I'll just have to continue living with it.

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@kennyd99 Hi I'd like to suggest ask for your test results My Dr emails me my test results then take them to that Dr the ones that apply

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@kennyd99

I do suffer from high blood pressure and high cholesterol and take meds for both. I also have heart palpitations which sometimes cause me to cough. I try to use the "process of elimination" with the doctors and am considering seeing a cardiologist just to rule out any cardiac issues, then maybe a gastroenterologist to rule out any gastro issues. The only problem with this process is they all run various tests and my insurance doesn't cover everything so it can get expensive. It seems like my primary care physician has run out of ideas.Maybe I'll just have to continue living with it.

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If you haven't seen a cardiologist I would definitely recommend that just to rule everything out! I have been dealing with interesting heart issues they we are currently in the process of trying to figure out. It can be a lengthy process. The waiting game is very hard when you feel like a ticking time bomb! But best to get it checked out for peace of mind!

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@lioness

@kennyd99 Hi I'd like to suggest ask for your test results My Dr emails me my test results then take them to that Dr the ones that apply

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thanks for the suggestion. I'll definitely do that

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@thomola

If you haven't seen a cardiologist I would definitely recommend that just to rule everything out! I have been dealing with interesting heart issues they we are currently in the process of trying to figure out. It can be a lengthy process. The waiting game is very hard when you feel like a ticking time bomb! But best to get it checked out for peace of mind!

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I'm thinking you're right about the cardiologist. I would definitely get some peace of mind if I could rule out cardiac issues. And you're so right about feeling like a "ticking time bomb". thanks

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