Chest pain with unexplained weakness and faintness

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Good day! I'm a 21 year old male, 90 kg, 186 cm, physicaly active, never smoked, rarely drink alcohol, no family history of heart or lung disease. More than a month  ago everything started with sudden chest pressure

with weakness which made me fall on the floor and for the next couple of hours i wasn't able to walk more than 5 minutes without having the same episode as the one that happened first. Next day during work i had the same episode, colleague called the emergency ambulance, received an ECG, and blood sugar test on the spot, all came back normal.From there i was taken to the Emergency Center where an X-Ray, ECG and blood tests were conducted, but of course, they were normal as well.

Went to the GP, sayd that the heart, lungs are fine suspected that its a stomach problem, prescribed some muscle relaxants for abdominal pain relief , and some PPI tablets. Since then i've been taking the medicine as told, after a week the pressure is still there mostly on my left side , under the pectorial muscle , somewhere behind the rib cage. Sometimes it shifts to the middle of the chest then to the shoulder, accompanied by shortness of breath and the feeling that you're just gonna faint .

Is anyone having similar issues, even tough all the readings are showing good signs, would really like to hear some opinions and experiences on this matter. Thank you for your time!

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    What are your blood pressure and heart rate ? Hank
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      Hello Hank,

      Blood pressure is mostly around 130/70,

      sometimes it jumps up to 160/90, heart rate 65 usually,though it sometimes feels like it increases exponentially with most simplest forms of exertion like getting of the bed and walking up the stairs, which causes the fainting spell and weakness.

      Thank you for the reply!

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      Your heart is probably having problem pumping blood to various parts of body (including the heart itself). It could be from your high blood pressure, or something else like narrowing arteries, or even a potential clot. 

      Talk to your doctor. Ask for more heart diagnosis, more than just EKG. Like arteries scan/ultrasound or MRI, whatever they have. If your problem is intermittent, EKG will miss it. 

      Tell doctor about your high BP and fast heart rate (with mild exertion). You should get some medication.

      Are you under any stress ? Stress can cause similar symptoms also. Doctor can give you meds for stress. 

      Hope this help. I am not a doctor. Just had some prior experience.


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      Regarding the blood tests i do not know the details of it, all i was told that it was fine.

      Sleeping is not a problem when lying on the chest with the head facing to the left ,though sometimes it wake's me up during the initial sleeping phase accompanied by rapid breathing.

      The only thing at the moment causing the stress is the chest pressure with the other symptoms i mentioned before.Forgot to tell that i had a recent urine test as well, which came back normal.


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      Ask for a copy of the blood tests. Don't be timid. It is your health so you need to know. Start keeping a record.

      The best sleeping position is on the side with a pillow between your leg. Lying on chest with head to either side can cause restrictions to blood and air flow.


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