Woke up with chest pain?!

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This morning when I woke up and sat up on my bed, I got an intensive sharp pain down the left side of my chest. I don't think I've felt pain similar to it before, and I kind of had to just sit for a while and let it pass.

The pain still wasn't shifting so I tried stretching my chest (bringing my shoulders apart) and then bringing them back together over and over again. Soon after this the pain went away.

I'm thinking - and hoping - that this pain is more of a musculoskeletal pain and I've just slept in a funny position, rather than anything to do with my heart or lungs. The only thing that's stopping me from fully believing this is that I've never woke up with chest pain like this before, one that was very sharp and made me scared to breath or move until it went away.

Has anyone else experienced this before? Is it even possible to damage your chest while sleeping?

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    Hello I have been having same issue for the last two months and went to several docs.  Do u have palpitations? One doctor told me its due to gas accumulation in the body.
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      Yeah I get palpatations a lot, to the point that my GP referred me to a cardiologist. They gave me a 24 hour tape monitor and the doctor said although she did see some palpatations they are benign and I shouldn't worry, but she did also say if they interfere with my day to day living I could start on a beta blocker.
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      have you had blood level checked? Sometimes the heart will beat abnormally due to lack of nutrients or blood. Also try to check your body's inflammation level, all are related. Do a full body check up and try relax as well. Maybe its nt a cardiac problem. Since I have changed lifestyles my palpitations are mostly gone. Long back I used to wake up from my sleep with heavy palpitations and sweat. 
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      and me rachna but I have cut right down on coffee and drink decaffinated tea along with chamomile tea before bed I still get them occassionally but not half as bad plus im on beta blockers 
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      Have you been better?  I think that we must all find time to care for ourselves and do relaxation cause at times we do harm to ourselves by stressing too much sad Wish you full recovery.
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    It sounds like acid reflux

    Have you been diagnosed with anxiety?

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    Yes cramp sounds silly but yes you can sleep funny

    But if it really worries you go see your doctor he/ she will send you to hospital where you will receive a ECG

    Simple puts your mind at rest

    And your in the best place if anything as happened

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    Please go get a checkup asap..not saying this to scare you,its prob nothing serious. My husband waited for 3 days after experianceing chest and arm discomfort. He had had a moderate heart attack. Just get it checked to be sure ok? Keep us posted. Xx
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      I will get it checked if it happens again, I've visited the hospital quite often recently due to other chest related issues but they've never found any sort of cause.

      Sorry to hear that about your husband xx

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    Hi Chenise I don't know if you have ever heard of a thing called pleurisy, it is a chest

    pain that kind of feels like anxiety or a hearrt attack. It can come with a draw

    of a breath and each position you cha nge to it can get sharper, it sometimes can be relieved

    with milk or rest and at timnes it just has to pass. But it was just an idea and kind of sounded

    like this may be what it was. I would see a doctor if it persists of course pain in the chest isn't to

    be messed with Good luck to you take care.

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    I've woken early hours to feed my baby I have pain in my shoulder blades and my chest I then got up this morning and my chest just suddenly went really tight got real sharp chest pain I never had this pain before I'm so on edge now I feel asif I'm losing touch of myself .

    I have been to hospital for chest pains about 5 times in last two years and each time told they can't find why I had a heart ultrasound in 2014 and it was fine then today it's so tight I'm not sure what to do I'm having nightmares every night and as I'm only 4 weeks postpartum I keep thinking clot or heart attack I can't enjoy daily life as it is anymore I can't get a appointment today either because you need to ring at 8 to get a appointment 😢 I feel so lost yesterday I got around 5 big random thuds ever since I can feel my heart palpitations constantly

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      Hi Steph,I have had anxiety for years,used to get palpatations and they would scare the heck out of me,the more i thought about them the more Id get,I actually was thinking myself into getting them. If its the anxiety causing it,and I dont know,you somehow have to break the thought cycle. A person can literally think themselves into getting them. I was getting them constantly doing this. The thing that broke it was the doctor telling me i was ok. Then i let the thought go and it stopped. Again,I am only telling you what happened with me. I was scareing myself into haveing them. Let us know how you are ok ?Xx i would get checked when you can get an apt.
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      I'm like you, I've been to the hospital quite a lot due to chest pains/palpatations etc and each time the nurses tell me it's all in my head.
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