Chest pain for over 3 months I'm scared and only 20 years old

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Okay so I am a 20 year old small girl weighing about 100-110lbs I've always been super healthy. In the middle of January so around I'd say the 13th I start to get this weird chest pain I thought it was anxiety or like a panic attack so I just ignored it but then I saw that it wasn't going away so I got really scared it lasted for about 2 weeks and i felt extremely dizzy like almost as if out of nowhere I was going to collapse. I also was having trouble walking almost as if I couldn't catch my breathe I feel tho like that was built up fear and anxiety because of the chest pain and my family history of heart attack. Anyways I went to the hospital 3 times the first time they did a chest x ray blood work and urine samples and told me everything looked fine that it was just anxiety and they gave me pills for it. I then went a 2nd time because of course it got worse and I was terrified and this time the doctor was so nice and caring and I was crying and telling him how scared I was and how my grandpa and uncle had a heart attack and he took me seriously and he did everything blood work urine tests and he came and had told me my D- dimer or however you spell it was elevated and he requested a CT scan asap to make sure it wasn't a pulmonary embolism at the point I was scared for my life crying uncontrollably telling my mom all these things as if I was going to die. He then came back and told me I was fine and everything in my chest looked fine but I still don't understand why my d -dimer was elevated it still bothers and scares me till this day. I went home and continued with chest pain I was really terrified all I could think about was death I don't know why. I then went to a really known hospital here in Seattle one of the greatest because of all the specialists. And they ran the same tests besides a CT scan of course and told me I was fine to just take ibuprofen and if symptoms worsens to come back. They also referred me to a cardiologist and I made the appointment. I did a stress test and the doctor told me I was fine and that I was too young to be there and that if I took a look at the waiting room I didn't fit in because I'm so young and he told me to just take care of myself avoid red meat and exercise. Also I forgot to mention that ever since this pain started I been having really weird sensation all over my legs arms forehead at times and chest at times it feels like twitching or like a liquid feeling almost as if I can feel my blood moving I don't know haha it's weird but it's really uncomfortable and scary cause it doesn't go away and also what's really weird is that when I breathe in sometimes I feel like there's something in my lungs you know when you have phlem and oh cough and it goes away and you breathe better yeah it's like that but I feel it deep in my lungs I guess and also this pain is always switching off between my two Breasts towards the top and right under my left breast and it's always just there and it's like a sharp pain that doesn't go away and I also feel it in that same left area but lower almost as if it was my stomach and it radiates to my back at times too. I do have times where I breathe in deeply and there's pain on my left side abdomen/chest that is why I made an appointment with my primary care doctor and told her everything and she told me it was costochondritis and that I was too young to be having heart problems and that many ppl go to her with this and they think it's a heart attack but really it's costochondritis so she told me to take ibuprofen for pain and that it would go away on its own she said she had it when she was young for 5 months but I don't really feel like it's costochondritis I'm still really scared it's been almost a little over 3 months it is the end of March already and idk what to do anymore idk who to see what my next step should be I feel like no one believes or takes me seriously I just don't want anything bad to happen to me!! PS. Idk if it's necessary to add this but I will any ways just in case, sometimes I think it's endometriosis because my doctor thinks I have that and the reason being why I think I do is because I've read endometriosis sometimes attatches to organs like the lungs and stomach etc. and what if this is what causing my chest pain ? Like I don't even know tho if it would cause chest pain but I'm so scared like idk what to do what to think I'm terrified I just want everything to be okay. 😢 Can someone help me please Idk what to do

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    OMG! This is exactly what I am going through... I am healthy, 18 year old male, 6ft/180lbs, and athletic. In January of 2017, the night after I got back from vacation, I was going to sleep, but I couldn't fall asleep due to this chest pain. It was so tight and it wouldn't go away. It caused me to not be able to breathe... my anxiety started freaking me out, I began to think I was having a heart attack. I was up till about 2am and decided to go to the ER: they did an EKG, blood test (I also had d-dimer that was slightly high), chest xray, and CT Scan. Everything came back fine. They said my heart was perfectly normal. The only problems I had were I had several enlarged pulmonary modules, but this did not alarm them. They began to mention it may be musculoskeletal meaning it was inflamed cartilage in my chest and ribs known as "costochondritis" and to just take ibuprofen. After the pain still persisted, I visited my PCP. He had multiple xrays and blood test done and everything was fine except for my blood tested positive for ANAs. I was then referred to a rheumatologist for suspected Lupus. The rheumatologist ended up having more blood test done and nothing came back to show I had lupus. Now, here I am still having chest pains and acute short breath: right at the center, towards upper abdomen, in the xiphoid area. Ibuprofen doesn't help at all.

    My suspicions: I think it has to do with the fact that my family has celiac disease run in the family, but I was tested negative for it. I also believe it is something to do with my stomach as well. I don't know. I just want to be able to live life freely without chest pain.

    TL;DR: I went to ER, PCP, and Rheumatologist nothing was wrong. Everything was healthy. They still think it is costochondritis.

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    Hello guys ! Update on my health. I have been healed and I am so grateful and fortunate to be able to feel whole and like myself again. I've been through a lot , no doctor had found what was wrong and healed me. But there was one that did and he healed me purely & that is God. I was never close to God growing up I would go to church at times because I grew up catholic I always thought church was boring so through out my whole teen years I never really bothered to create a relationship with God, January 2017 when I got sick I had an angel guide me to God. When God yearns for a relationship with you he puts the right people in your life, & that's what he did. At first I did not

    Believe God could even heal any sickness but he can and at that church I've witnessed so much. I realized how could people not even believe in God? God gave me a message, I had no sickness I had an oppression on me from the enemy, there was a spirit of death roaming around my body. It's crazy the way God works, I had so many tests and visited so many doctors and I was told at church every test would come back negative because nothing was wrong with me. And they were right , that's when I turned back and fully believed in Gods healing. My pastor prayed to me in such a powerful way, I had opened my heart to God & cried and pleaded with faith for him to heal this pain I was feeling, this drainful feeling I felt. I felt the Holy Spirit and some of you may ask how is that even possible ? But let me tell you that I use to not believe it was possible either but when you open your heart to God you know... you just know what the Holy Spirit is when you feel it when it speaks to you. God wanted a relationship with me and my pastor told me God has a purpose for me and I'm going to do great things in life and that I would be singing worship to him. & here I am being asked to sing for a worship group at church. God truly has a purpose for everyone and he only wants you to find it in him. No sickness is from God. Enemy like to bring you down and question God too, I say this because after prayer of healing God tested my faith but the enemy tried bringing me down again. That's when faith comes in though, you have to never loose faith never fear because none of that is from God. I've learned so much and feel so closer to God. God moves mountains, when you have faith everything will be given to you. Pray and you shall receive, but know the difference between faith and just excitement. God knows what you go through he knows what you will ask for but he just likes hearing you pray & talk to him. I'm so grateful to be alive and I will always be thankful for God because his grace is so beautiful and I encourage anyone going through a rough time whether it be sickness, depression, it could be anything. Give yourself the chance to know God and he will bring you back to be the person you were before you felt lost. You will even be a better person. Just don't ever give up on him. faith is key.

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    Hii Isabel how r you doing now ?? Just wanted to know how is your fier ..I am facing.same issues you faced ..jst want my old life back ..please help any suggestion??
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      Hello, update on my life, I am actually doing very well. As I mentioned up above God healed me. He just yearned for a relationship with me. That's all he wants from us. He doesn't things like this so you'll have no other way but to turn to him. I'm not sure if you're religious or not , I use to not be but after he healed me I'm deeply in love with God. Just pray. Faith is all you need. Get right with the lord Jesus Christ our savior. I too will also have you in my prayers. It will all be okay. Don't worry.

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      Thank you Isabel ..I have been going to church .. praying I even cried many times while praying really thanks for your concern please remember me in your prayers ..same as you I didn't used to go to Church or pray alot ..but these things changed me ..my only belief and hope is only asking my god ..thank you once again .!!

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