Heavy chest feeling?

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Does anyone else experience a heavy chest feeling that comes and goes? It's not pain and I can continue with my daily activities when I have it. Physical exertion does NOT make it any worse so I don't really think it's heart related. I had an EKG in July and all was fine. Anyone else? Is it hormone related?

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    Yes I get this too. I used to think it was heartburn but found out it was related to anxiety. A while back I posted something entitled "Over 100 anxiety symptoms." A lot of what we experience is because of anxiety. Our hormones have caused our nervous system to be thrust into a constant "flight or fight" response which makes us feel anxious and nervous all the time. The only way doctors know how to treat it is by prescribing antidepressants. Boo! Hiss! I don't like the side effects. I try herbal remedies instead or deep breathing. You kinda have to experiment with different things to see what works for you. Hope this helps.
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    I do experience that too. I too have had tests done and everything cones back normal. My doctor said it's related to my anxiety. I truly believe it's hormonal because it started after my other symptoms started. I did have a complete blood work of my hormones and it all came back abnormal. My doctor said I'm definitely going through the change😣
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    Hi,I ve been experiencing a heavy chest feeling,I have put mine down to acid reflux and anxiety,I ve been anxious all day and I have no reason to be,so I take it it's my hormones,i seem to be constantly in fight or flight,I can't wait for all this to end 😊X
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    Yes, mines like a swollen heavy feeling...my doc said its all part of acid reflux 😔
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    It could be acid reflux that you are experincing 

    When you have bad acid reflux that can make the chest feel heavy and painful talk to your doctor about it

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    Thanks for all your answers. It probably is acid reflux. I have a small hiatal hernia and I have been experiencing a lot of heartburn since peri started. I never knew that it could cause the heavy chest feeling though.
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