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I'm a 24 year old man who has been suffering with chest pains and general chest aches for nearly 5 months. I have been seen by cardiology and have had numerous tests done such as 24 ecg, chest echo and exercise stress test. All came back normal and I managed about 9 minutes on the treadmill. I had chest discomfort during the treadmill test but it was hardly noticeable and I sort of forgot about it during the exercise. Either way the EKG trace and blood pressure were ok.
Most days I have a low grade achy feeling in my chest that is with me even at rest. I can sit comfortable with this most of the time. When I get the more intense episodes of pain I am always at work doing a physical job in a warehouse. I can last about 3 days at work with this pain but end up ringing in sick due to the pain.
When I get a severe episode I feel hot in the face and my hands get clammy but I have no sweating and no shortness of breath but the pain is quite bad where I have to take deep breaths and try not to panic. This pain is NOT reproducible when I press on my chest although my left side always feels bruised after an episode of bad pain.
I know there must be a physical problem going on even though some doctors suggest anxiety which i am not convinced. I feel like requesting an angiogram or CT scan because I am fed up of being in pain.
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