Stabbing Chest pain

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Hello,

So, how to explain. Basically Ive been having chest tightness all week, fine, fair enough I attribute this to the Acid Reflux my Doctor prescribed me meds for without doing an actual examination (So naturally Im slightly sceptical)

Ive also been feeling like I cant breath. I know I can because I can take deep breaths and exhale. But I feel like I am not getting enough oxygen, but again I am because I am not dead yet.

However, Today, I have been getting sudden intense stabbing pains in my chest. Really bad. The worst one lasted for about 3 minutes. I wasnt really doing anything, just sitting watching TV. This gave me a panic attack, probably the 8th one this week.

So I decided to go for a 7km cycle with the girlfriend. At the halfway point I felt really short of breath and I was convinced that I was having a heart attack so we had to stop and take a few minutes to relax. While I debated calling an ambulance or not. It seemed to pass, the pain and anxiousness and breathlesness. 

So we cycled back the 3.5km at a slower pace on the road this time instead of the beach. No breathlesness at all this time. Anyway, I am quite anxious.

Logically my brain is telling me, if I had a major heart of lung problem theres no way I could have done that cycle surely? The chest pains I had earlier have not returned yet, althought I did feel minor pains in my right shoulder as I was cycling but I reckon that was muscle discomfort.

Any help please?

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  • Posted

    I'm afraid that I'm like you.:-) If I get chest pains I go and do something strenuous to prove to myself that it is nothing serious.
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      Ha it's totally illogical. I'm worried my heart is in trouble so I'll go out and put it under pressure to prove I'm an idiot. All the while wondering if you're wrong you're probably gonna die. I did however learn last night, in three generations on both sides of my family no one has ever had a heart attack before 80. There's only been 3 heart attacks in my entire family so I'm feeling a lot more relaxed. 
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    First get all the tests done...

    Second I think the pain you are describing would be like Stabbing, which is cause by inflammation to lungs... which lasts for few min to hour and goes of without medication.

    However it depends upon your age... so if you are young then its probably Lung Inflammation.. which is nothing to worry... just relax and try eating Ginger or garlic which is excellent Anti Inflammatory natures gift...

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      Doctors won't do tests on me. I've had an ECG once, blood pressure 3 times and a blood test for blood clots all back normal. Anything more than that and they refuse saying I'm too young and no family history. 

      I am 26 so I'm in no way high risk but my anxiety doesn't think that. I read a lot about ginger capsules being good for inflammation I must try them. Thanks!

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    Reflux can cause chest pain. Like you said tho, if you were to have something serious I'm sure you'd know after your bike ride.

    Look up "pre cordial catch" too. It's a pain you get in your chest area which isn't anything to worry about. This might make sense to you if you read up on it

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      I'm feeling a lot less anxious today and I'm trying to hold myself back from searching things as it brings on panic attacks. I will look it up as soon as I am feeling anxious again though. Thank you. 
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    I know how you feel but I'm having it upper chest left and right either sides of arm put area. Sudden shape stabbibg and it's really off putting and painful. I'm currently under a specialist and quit smoking a yr ago. But this us getting really bad now and painkillers don't help.
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    Hi there , it sounds like you and me have the some kind of pain. i've had stabbing pain in my chest,  breathlesness, and a fast haert reat for the last 3 weeks and i just went to the DR. the other day and was told i have Pneumonia a lung infection .i'd say go to you're DR. as soon as you can better to be safe then sorry.

    ( plz note that i'm 16 and telling you one thing that may be it )  

    hope this helps

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