Middle of chest pain

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Hello I don’t know what it is, but every so often I will get a achy pain feeling in center of chest when I either bend down, cough, take deep breath, move in different position or press off the chair to get out it hurts, like I said in the past I’ve never had this but since my two afib episodes on beta blocker, aspirin, lexapro it comes and goes, I just had a cardio doc appt I told him but never said anything about it, some tell me it’s muscle sprain but it’s happen few times, I do janitor work at my job but like I said never had this until my afib episodes, if anybody can help please do thank you.

Ps could magnesium help this?

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    If your doctor has ruled out heart issues, it could be costochondritis (rib/cartilage inflammation) or even GERD (reflux), or a muscle strain. With costochondritis, you can sometimes duplicate the pain by pressing into the area where you're feeling it. I get costochondritis from time to time and at first thought it might be a heart attack. Not sure why it started happening after your afib episodes. Did they electro cardiovert you by any chance? My chest hurt for a week or two after that. If it doesn't go away, at some point you may want to get a second opinion.

    Jim

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    My chest often feels sore and I get sharp pains and if I press between my sternum it feels bruised. It is inflammation so don't worry. Heart pain doesn't just come and go.

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    Hi I also get that and a few times the GP has pressed and it is so painful but they said it was muscular pain. I then linked it back to carrying heavy bags upstairs and now when I have done heavy work and I get it I realise what it is.
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      Thank you I have been carrying heavy boxes this week, I’m 46 and have not done much heavy lifting, so I guess when I do lift something heavy it could cause the pain
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