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Chest pain and heart murmur

Posted In: Cardiovascular disease 5 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 7, 2008
  • 04:57 AM

I'm a 20 year old woman who just found out recently (as in a month or so ago) that I've got a heart murmur. I was told that it wasn't major, that I wasn't restricted or anything from it, and so I didn't worry about it.

However, since then, every so often my chest will start hurting out of nowhere, right around where my heart is. I don't have any trouble breathing or anything else like it, just random periods of pain that last from 30 seconds to 5 minutes, usually a few hours or days between periods of pain. I can't think of anything that would cause this, and searcing the Internet brings up nothing. I literally have no money and no insurance, so I can't go to a doctor about it, so I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas what this could be.

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  • What, is there no one who can or will answer?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Okay, you guys were a lot of help. Seriously. You help everyone else, but I get ignored. Thanks a lot for your kind concerns.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have the same exact thing except im 14. I alos been searching for answers.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have a look at mgwater.com.Your cure is here! I know, magnesium worked for me.
    Peter Sayers 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Honestly the best thing you could do is have it checked out. But I do understand you money concerns. Maybe try applying for medicaid. Ok on thing you might try though is taking an anti inflammitory medicine. When I was in college I thought I was having a heart attack and went to the ER, turns out I had swelling on my rib cage around the heart (it has a medical name just can't recall it right now), it is fairly common but is painful and scary. I had no other symptoms other than the chest pain. It still happens sometimes and I just take some anti inflammitory (over the counter) and it helps.Good Luck
    myracer3 5 Replies Flag this Response
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