Pain in chest for months

Posted by chlcrene1993 @chlcrene1993, Jan 18, 2019

Hello.
I have been dealing with chest pain still the beginning of November. I have been up to the er multiple times. Apparently my sickness started as bronchitis then turned into viral infection and now diagnosed as pliercy mid december. I am 25 years old and even after a round of meds consisting of zyrtec, nasal spray, and a z pack. I have not gotten my body back. I am unfortunately smoker and trying to quit. I have a hard time getting this pain to subside. I get shortage of breathe quite a bit with something as small as walking up the stairs. My body feels drained constantly. The pain switches back and forth from right to left side of my chest. I sometimes get sharp pains in my sides. There are sometimes pain in my pain for a brief minute or so. In the beginning I would feel like ice water would spew through my veins and things would feel numb for a few seconds. I am now dealing with severe migraines off and on for the last couple of days. I'm tired of being worried and paranoid. At times I have felt like I'm having a panic or heart attack. I'm too young for this and just want to know what's going on so I can get it taken care of. I want to get back to my life with my daughter and work life. If anyone can give me answers I would really appreciate it. Maybe someone else has dealt with things like this and can't point in the right direction. Or other suggestions that I should the doctors look into. My paranoia leads me to cancer or something going wrong with my heart or a blood clot. Any help is great. Thanks.

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Hi everyone so this is my first post but I wanted to see if someone could help me. So I'm 24 years old and in the military. I used to struggle with a lot of anxiety and worry and therefore it cause some chest pains. The past few months have been good and I havnt really had a episode or even thought about it. But recently for a few weeks I have been experiencing pain by my heart. It's not major but for 1/10 I would say like a 3. I usually last about 20 min or less and then goes away. I get heart palpations at times too but they dont happen while having pain. Both symptoms happen at different times. I'm not sure what it is but its scaring me into think something is wrong with my heart. I know I'm young but still. I have ask other people and they say sometimes they get slight pains but they go away within a few min. So idk if it's normal. Anyways. The pain doesnt radiate or move it's just centralized. Besides the palpations and pain I dont get other symptoms.

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@anican13

Hi everyone so this is my first post but I wanted to see if someone could help me. So I'm 24 years old and in the military. I used to struggle with a lot of anxiety and worry and therefore it cause some chest pains. The past few months have been good and I havnt really had a episode or even thought about it. But recently for a few weeks I have been experiencing pain by my heart. It's not major but for 1/10 I would say like a 3. I usually last about 20 min or less and then goes away. I get heart palpations at times too but they dont happen while having pain. Both symptoms happen at different times. I'm not sure what it is but its scaring me into think something is wrong with my heart. I know I'm young but still. I have ask other people and they say sometimes they get slight pains but they go away within a few min. So idk if it's normal. Anyways. The pain doesnt radiate or move it's just centralized. Besides the palpations and pain I dont get other symptoms.

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Also the pain will be daily or not happen for a week at times. And to be honest it doesnt get worse with running. I feel like when I exercise it doesnt happen as often

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@anican13

Hi everyone so this is my first post but I wanted to see if someone could help me. So I'm 24 years old and in the military. I used to struggle with a lot of anxiety and worry and therefore it cause some chest pains. The past few months have been good and I havnt really had a episode or even thought about it. But recently for a few weeks I have been experiencing pain by my heart. It's not major but for 1/10 I would say like a 3. I usually last about 20 min or less and then goes away. I get heart palpations at times too but they dont happen while having pain. Both symptoms happen at different times. I'm not sure what it is but its scaring me into think something is wrong with my heart. I know I'm young but still. I have ask other people and they say sometimes they get slight pains but they go away within a few min. So idk if it's normal. Anyways. The pain doesnt radiate or move it's just centralized. Besides the palpations and pain I dont get other symptoms.

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Hi @anican13 and welcome to Connect. Your chest pains must be frightening.

I wanted to introduce you to @bbough who has been experiencing similar pain recently. I also wanted to introduce you to @llwortman who has experienced chest pain in the past. They both may be able to relate with you and help support you as you search for answers.

Back to you @anican13, have you spoken to your doctor about this? Is there anything in your life that is causing unnecessary stress?

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I get the same symptoms bro i want help to

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Update…
I spoke to my doctor on the phone last week on ruesday. She prescribed me prednisone, a steroid. I thought that for 5 days and was starting to feel like myself a little bit and the pain started to become minimal but still slightly there. Just recently 2 days ago in fact. I started getting swelling in my tonsils again, most likely strep. And today at work I began having tense pressure in my chest. We have had bitter cold temps here in iowa. School has been cancelled for the past 3 days because of -20 temperatures. Anyway today the cold settled in and started a flare again on my body. If I moved my shoulders back or put my arms up the center of my back tightened and reached around to the front of my chest, like someone took a giant pair of pliers to my entire chest cavity. I took my blood pressure before leaving work and that was 130/100 with pulse of 125. You could say I was anything but calm. I left work and went to the er again because my doctor and office didn't have any appointments available. I had the doctor look me over, felt and listened to chest and back, pressed on stomach, then a new one checked my feet and ankles for swelling. They also did another chest xray and this time I asked to see it. They said there was nothing out of the ordinary. So I asked more about this pliercy theory and why it hasn't subsided and gone away after everything we have tried. Explanation was with this cold nothing is going away. The immune system is weak, so I'm thinking I need to take like a week off and just sleep sleep sleep. Doctor did try to be funny and said I should move to somewhere warmer, I told him if he bought the ticket I would go. Lol. The doctor did a good job or reassuring me that I should be okay. Just gotta be patient, stay inside in the warmth as much as possible, and doctors orders to quit smoking. I swear the anixety of all of this is the worst. I should seriously go see a shrink. But gonna try nicotine patches and try to quit these damn things yet again. I posted the picture of my xray for anyone that may be interested. If we got doctors out there, what do you think? Does it look normal? Thanks again everyone that has put their two sense into this post.

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@chlcrene1993

Update…
I spoke to my doctor on the phone last week on ruesday. She prescribed me prednisone, a steroid. I thought that for 5 days and was starting to feel like myself a little bit and the pain started to become minimal but still slightly there. Just recently 2 days ago in fact. I started getting swelling in my tonsils again, most likely strep. And today at work I began having tense pressure in my chest. We have had bitter cold temps here in iowa. School has been cancelled for the past 3 days because of -20 temperatures. Anyway today the cold settled in and started a flare again on my body. If I moved my shoulders back or put my arms up the center of my back tightened and reached around to the front of my chest, like someone took a giant pair of pliers to my entire chest cavity. I took my blood pressure before leaving work and that was 130/100 with pulse of 125. You could say I was anything but calm. I left work and went to the er again because my doctor and office didn't have any appointments available. I had the doctor look me over, felt and listened to chest and back, pressed on stomach, then a new one checked my feet and ankles for swelling. They also did another chest xray and this time I asked to see it. They said there was nothing out of the ordinary. So I asked more about this pliercy theory and why it hasn't subsided and gone away after everything we have tried. Explanation was with this cold nothing is going away. The immune system is weak, so I'm thinking I need to take like a week off and just sleep sleep sleep. Doctor did try to be funny and said I should move to somewhere warmer, I told him if he bought the ticket I would go. Lol. The doctor did a good job or reassuring me that I should be okay. Just gotta be patient, stay inside in the warmth as much as possible, and doctors orders to quit smoking. I swear the anixety of all of this is the worst. I should seriously go see a shrink. But gonna try nicotine patches and try to quit these damn things yet again. I posted the picture of my xray for anyone that may be interested. If we got doctors out there, what do you think? Does it look normal? Thanks again everyone that has put their two sense into this post.

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Thanks for the update @chlcrene1993. I'm really glad that your doctor was able to help calm the anxiety and give you some assurance. We are a sleep-deprived nation(s). If you can get caught up on sleep, it can only help.

Quitting smoking isn't easy, but it can be made somewhat easier if you have peer support. We have quite a few ex-smokers on Connect who would be more than glad to be a quit partner. You may also be interested in joining the BecomeAnEX program and community here: https://www.becomeanex.org/ (It's a Mayo Clinic collaboration.)

I think you recently were able to quit for more than 30 hours. Ready to do it again?

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@anican13

Hi everyone so this is my first post but I wanted to see if someone could help me. So I'm 24 years old and in the military. I used to struggle with a lot of anxiety and worry and therefore it cause some chest pains. The past few months have been good and I havnt really had a episode or even thought about it. But recently for a few weeks I have been experiencing pain by my heart. It's not major but for 1/10 I would say like a 3. I usually last about 20 min or less and then goes away. I get heart palpations at times too but they dont happen while having pain. Both symptoms happen at different times. I'm not sure what it is but its scaring me into think something is wrong with my heart. I know I'm young but still. I have ask other people and they say sometimes they get slight pains but they go away within a few min. So idk if it's normal. Anyways. The pain doesnt radiate or move it's just centralized. Besides the palpations and pain I dont get other symptoms.

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I am having similar. Left pains. Seems around left and right of nipple. Arm aches at times and jaw. All left side. I have had ecco, stress test, and ekgs. My GP guesses costochondritis but it can’t be. I also slouch I. A desk job all day. Any idea guys? Desperate.

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