Shoulder and chest pain? Anxiety? Help!

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I've done a lot this weekend. Lifting light boxes, reorganizing, lifting my 6 month old 24/7.. I have this recurring pain under my left shoulder blade and left shoulder and under my left breast in my ribcage. It is worse when I take a breath in. Also a bit of discomfort in my chest on the right side (maybe once or twice a day). I of course googled, because I can't take my own advice to stay off of it. Now my health anxiety prone self is terrified that this really is related to my heart or lung cancer. I had an ekg not too long ago along with chest xray and a CT scan (all in February). Could it be my heart? Should I be concerned?

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    I get those sharp pains that come and go also. I can't figure out if it's my breast or breast bone. I've had a cardio work up done also back in March and everything was good. I don't know what it could be. Had breast exam done also. All good. Everyone says it's anxiety/stress.
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    I think it is your anxiety consider therapy it teaches you how to deal and cope with health anxietycry
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    Since you just had all those tests in February, I think you are feeling pains from your working out with boxes etc. Remember when you strain a nerve can get irritated that could account for the sharp sporadic pains.
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    try and stretch out the muscles first and see if there is a change there.
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    Thanks everyone, throughout the day I've noticed it not happen as much. Seems to mostly happen when I wake up so I guess it's from sleeping the wrong way
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