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Ongoing Chest Pain with normal tests

Posted by @kttormoen, Oct 17, 2018

A week ago, I woke up at night from chest pain. It was pretty intense and I thought it was heartburn. I took Tums, which always help, but they didn't help. The next day I went to my doctor. She did an EKG and it was normal. She prescribed Omeprazole for GERD. Even after days of taking it, I do not feel better. My chest pain is constant. It's minor but it moves around. For example, it is in the middle of my chest right now but has been on the left side and then the right side today as well. My cholesterol is normal, I am a 28 year old female, I am not overweight, and there is not history of heart issues in my family.

Sometimes I feel like my heart is fluttering. I've also been very tired and a bit dizzy. I am not sure if part of the cause of my symptoms is anxiety, but anxiety attacks don't typically last for days on end. I have a hard time focusing on anything lately because of my symptoms. I feel shaky too.

Please help me. I am not sure what is going on and I feel like my doctor doesn't think it's a big deal.

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@loved1

I can't remember for sure if they did the CT. I think so but I could be wrong. My memory is not very good since SCA. My older brother got checked after my episode and everything looked good but then he had another test for calcium levels (I'm not sure of the name of that test) and they were high so that's how they found out he may have had a block and they did an angiogram and he did. I'm not trying to scare anyone out there but I do think it's important to be your own advocate and even if you're a young female, things happen. I was in great health. Never smoked, hardly drank, watched what I ate, exercised and very type B personality. Heart disease is not just an older, white male problem.

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@loved1 Do you have discomfort in your back right across from your heart? At one time I did I believe in chiropractic so discussed this with him .He told me that all our nerves come from our spine and sure enough that was it after he released the nerves from the muscle I got relieve this was my experience .

If you haven't had a heart cath, I would ask your doctor why. I had chest pain and back pain on and off for a long time. Every EKG, stress test and Echo I had always showed I was fine. Finally, a heart cath showed six blockages, three that were over 80%. I'am just one of these people who have problems with heart disease even on the strongest blood thinners. I even went for a second opinion a couple months ago and that doctor wanted to do another cath. He found two more (one 80% and one 90%) blockages. Don't be afraid to ask why a cath hasn't been done. That test could save your life. Unstable Angina could be another cause of your problems. Also, the fluttering you feel could be a sign of A-Fib)

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@racerjon

If you haven't had a heart cath, I would ask your doctor why. I had chest pain and back pain on and off for a long time. Every EKG, stress test and Echo I had always showed I was fine. Finally, a heart cath showed six blockages, three that were over 80%. I'am just one of these people who have problems with heart disease even on the strongest blood thinners. I even went for a second opinion a couple months ago and that doctor wanted to do another cath. He found two more (one 80% and one 90%) blockages. Don't be afraid to ask why a cath hasn't been done. That test could save your life. Unstable Angina could be another cause of your problems. Also, the fluttering you feel could be a sign of A-Fib)

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Agree with Racerjon!

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@racerjon

If you haven't had a heart cath, I would ask your doctor why. I had chest pain and back pain on and off for a long time. Every EKG, stress test and Echo I had always showed I was fine. Finally, a heart cath showed six blockages, three that were over 80%. I'am just one of these people who have problems with heart disease even on the strongest blood thinners. I even went for a second opinion a couple months ago and that doctor wanted to do another cath. He found two more (one 80% and one 90%) blockages. Don't be afraid to ask why a cath hasn't been done. That test could save your life. Unstable Angina could be another cause of your problems. Also, the fluttering you feel could be a sign of A-Fib)

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Like the previous correspondent, I had chest and back pain, as well as abdominal pain (severe). Blood work was normal, EKG good, stress test and echo also normal; however, when another cardiologist came on the case and get a cath, it showed three significant blockages in three arteries. Within a few days I was transferred to the nearest hospital where a heart surgeon was on staff, he concurred with the findings of the last dr I had seen and promptly ordered surgery. Please do your homework, find another cardiologist in your area and get at least one, if not two, other opinions.

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@kotterman Go to a cardiologist ,with blockages you will need surgery to feel better 23 yrs ago my family Dr sent me to cardiologist ,after stress test ,echo he sent me right into hospital for catheterization ,showed 3blockages so had a triple by pass .Dont full around with what your experiencing .

@lioness

@loved1 Do you have discomfort in your back right across from your heart? At one time I did I believe in chiropractic so discussed this with him .He told me that all our nerves come from our spine and sure enough that was it after he released the nerves from the muscle I got relieve this was my experience .

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@loved 1 sent to wrong person sorry

@niksonrex

I have been feeling chest pain where id imagine my heart is for the past month and a half. It is completely random and doesnt get worse nor better. Its mild and usually when im doing interesting stuff i just foeget about it. Its come and go, doesnt have a specific shedule. Im 16 and pretty fit. Im pretty active and almost never when i excersise i feel the pain. It never gets so severe its unbearable. Its just there, i could live with it if i knew it was nothing dangerous. I cant see what the reason for this is. Ive been googling all kinds of problems and the only one that kinda goes with my sympthoms is the inflammation of my ribcage. But would that really go on for months? Ive had a visit to the doc for something not connected with the pain, she listened to my heart and said everything is fine. I just want to know what this is, and should i just wait it out or go

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Hi @niksonrex and welcome to Connect! You may have noticed I moved your thread to this thread discussing ongoing chest pain.
That must be confusing that the chest pain comes and goes and doesn't occur when you exercise.
It is always a good idea to ask your doctor about chest pain.
@lioness @racerjon and @loved1 may be able to help you figure out what it could be.
Can you describe the pain? Does it occur when you do anything specific?

I have been feeling chest pain where id imagine my heart is for the past month and a half. It is completely random and doesnt get worse nor better. Its mild and usually when im doing interesting stuff i just foeget about it. Its come and go, doesnt have a specific shedule. Im 16 and pretty fit. Im pretty active and almost never when i excersise i feel the pain. It never gets so severe its unbearable. Its just there, i could live with it if i knew it was nothing dangerous. I cant see what the reason for this is. Ive been googling all kinds of problems and the only one that kinda goes with my sympthoms is the inflammation of my ribcage. But would that really go on for months? Ive had a visit to the doc for something not connected with the pain, she listened to my heart and said everything is fine. I just want to know what this is, and should i just wait it out or go

@ethanmcconkey

Hi @niksonrex and welcome to Connect! You may have noticed I moved your thread to this thread discussing ongoing chest pain.
That must be confusing that the chest pain comes and goes and doesn't occur when you exercise.
It is always a good idea to ask your doctor about chest pain.
@lioness @racerjon and @loved1 may be able to help you figure out what it could be.
Can you describe the pain? Does it occur when you do anything specific?

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No, that is the wierdest part. It doesnt happen when i do anything specific. The pain feels ,rarely stabbing, and usually feels dull. Like when someone grips a part of your body real hard. I think its right under my third rib, and right where it starts. Cant say if it is the rib or behind it.

The only thing i noticed yesterday is that, when i really make myself upright (i usually dont stand very upright cause i am sitting alot, im working on that) it eases off. It might have been a coinsidence but im not sure cause i also dont ever feel it if im lying down or when practicing HEMA where i gotta stand upright.
Also never felt it 2-3 hours after waking up. Might be that i dont notice it but that is what i felt. And again its not unbearable. I can easly just forget about it when im doing something.

And thanks for moving it here, im new here so i dont really know the layout well xD.

@niksonrex

No, that is the wierdest part. It doesnt happen when i do anything specific. The pain feels ,rarely stabbing, and usually feels dull. Like when someone grips a part of your body real hard. I think its right under my third rib, and right where it starts. Cant say if it is the rib or behind it.

The only thing i noticed yesterday is that, when i really make myself upright (i usually dont stand very upright cause i am sitting alot, im working on that) it eases off. It might have been a coinsidence but im not sure cause i also dont ever feel it if im lying down or when practicing HEMA where i gotta stand upright.
Also never felt it 2-3 hours after waking up. Might be that i dont notice it but that is what i felt. And again its not unbearable. I can easly just forget about it when im doing something.

And thanks for moving it here, im new here so i dont really know the layout well xD.

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Hi @niksonrex,

You may wish to view this Mayo Clinic Q and A:
– Chest pain despite normal stress test information https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-chest-pain-despite-normal-stress-test/

I'm also tagging @kromp @lisab62 @jeny4 @scotr124m @rsmith011 @cherfenn @iagrrl who've written about similar concerns, and I’m certain they will join in with their thoughts.

@niksonrex, sometimes digestive issues like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), can also cause a feeling of tightness under the breastbone (sternum), which may resemble chest pain; would you consider asking your doctor about this? Are you still experiencing pain?

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Hi I’m a 16 year I’ve been experiencing chest pain that has been driving me nuts I haven’t been able to sleep or eat normal I’ve been to doctor
I’ve had
Normal EKG
Normal Blood Test
Normal X rays
Normal Echo
But don’t seem to find nothing and I’m honestly getting scared cause it’s spreading to my arm and jaw

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Hi @ramirezdanny and welcome to Connect. You may have noticed I moved your post it this existing discussion on chest pain with normal tests. Click VIEW & REPLY in your email and you will be able to read what others have gone through and find some ideas as to the cause of your pain.

It must be worrisome and frightening to have this pain in your chest and have no cause for why it's happening.

I wanted to introduce you to @lioness @racerjon and @loved1 as well as @kromp @lisab62 @jeny4 @scotr124m @rsmith011 @cherfenn and @iagrrl as they may be able to offer you support during your search.

Back to your chest pain @ramirezdanny where in your chest did the pain start? Is the pain in your chest, and now arm and jaw, a dull pain or a sharp pain?

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @niksonrex,

You may wish to view this Mayo Clinic Q and A:
– Chest pain despite normal stress test information https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-chest-pain-despite-normal-stress-test/

I'm also tagging @kromp @lisab62 @jeny4 @scotr124m @rsmith011 @cherfenn @iagrrl who've written about similar concerns, and I’m certain they will join in with their thoughts.

@niksonrex, sometimes digestive issues like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), can also cause a feeling of tightness under the breastbone (sternum), which may resemble chest pain; would you consider asking your doctor about this? Are you still experiencing pain?

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@remerizdanny Welcome to this wonderful group of people with all kinds of problems who can help you with similar condition .Do you have frequent heartburn ? This acts like a heart pain so have you been checked out by a gastroenterologist for stomach issues? Another thing that can cause this pain is a pinched nerve that comes from your back to stomach I had this one time and went to my chiropractor for relief.As soon as he released the nerve my dull ache went away from chest this was my experience ,this is only a suggestion but maybe worthwhile looking into.Hope you get some relief.

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