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Constant Chest Pain

Posted In: Cardiovascular disease 13 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 8, 2006
  • 03:06 AM

Hi,

So far no one has been able to tell me exactly what's wrong. SO I will try to get at least ideas here. Anyway for a little over a year I've been having constant non stop chest pain 24/7. This started with pain on my left side in my chest and arm for which I want to he hospital for and was told nothing was wrong. After this it stopped for about a month or two and when it started again It became constant. This is almost a normal pain which I expect everyday for every second of the day. Normally the pain is bearable and does not interupt my daily business, bit at times it's enough to stop e in my tracks and make me take a break for a while. After experiencing that I've again went to the hosipital was was told that my lempty nodes my be enlarged and were pressing against a vain going to my heart. However after testing my doctor found nothing to suggest that this was correct and thus the pain continues.

A bit more information:
The pain is more intense when doing anything which requires any lifting or hard execise.

At times (about one every week and a half) during the night the pain is such that you could almost think that my heart (although I do not know if the problem is with the heart) was on it's last beat .

Doctors have said it could be from stree, but this has been going on for more then a year in which several good things have happened. Plus it's constant, from the moment I wake I feel this.

I'm always tired, it doesn't matter if I've slept for 12 hours, I never feel refreshed and can still easily return to sleep.

Other revelent medical history:
I do have mild asthma which doesn't caused any major problems in over 2 years.

Thank You,
Please help

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  • i have suffered with the same pain for several years now , i finaly found a gastrologist who found my problem . it turns out that i have a Hiatal herniain my esphagus that is pressing on the back of the heart . also a bad gallbladder. you may want to check these things out . hope i was of some help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 3, 2007
    • 04:39 AM
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  • Officer, you beat me to it. Your right, it sounds like an HH.
    Phillip 5 Replies
    • January 6, 2007
    • 08:16 PM
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  • Hi,I have the same symptoms: persistent chest pain 24/7, and sometimes I feel like I might just get a heart attack. I'm very healthy (a runner), 120 lbs, 25 yr-old female, non-smoker, very healthy diet. I know for certain that it is stress-triggered because I have a lot of work stress. It was persistent for over 2 weeks and I finally went to the ER to check it out. They couldn't find anything wrong, though my stomach was a bit sensitive when the doctor pushed on it. But the ER doctor simply sent me home with some pain reliever and meds for stomach. I don't really think those helped. I then went home for the holidays for 2 weeks, and during that time, the chest pains completely stopped. But when i returned to work the first day, the pain started again and have been non-stop. I don't understand how the pain can just go on so persistently. Even when I'm not specifically stressed out about anything during the day. before the holidays, the pain on my heart (?)/chest felt similar to as if I have a bruise and someone is pushing ******n it. These days, it feels just like regular pain, and also burns. What's going on? I'm scared. please help.
    jen123 1 Replies
    • January 13, 2008
    • 05:21 AM
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  • Hi,I have the same symptoms: persistent chest pain 24/7, and sometimes I feel like I might just get a heart attack. I'm very healthy (a runner), 120 lbs, 25 yr-old female, non-smoker, very healthy diet. I know for certain that it is stress-triggered because I have a lot of work stress. It was persistent for over 2 weeks and I finally went to the ER to check it out. They couldn't find anything wrong, though my stomach was a bit sensitive when the doctor pushed on it. But the ER doctor simply sent me home with some pain reliever and meds for stomach. I don't really think those helped. I then went home for the holidays for 2 weeks, and during that time, the chest pains completely stopped. But when i returned to work the first day, the pain started again and have been non-stop. I don't understand how the pain can just go on so persistently. Even when I'm not specifically stressed out about anything during the day. before the holidays, the pain on my heart (?)/chest felt similar to as if I have a bruise and someone is pushing ******n it. These days, it feels just like regular pain, and also burns. What's going on? I'm scared. please help. You sound like me...I was experiencing chest pain for about 3 weeks before I did anything about it...I sort of dismissed it thinking nothing could be wrong with me. I am a healthy 25 year old, 5'7" 115 lbs. But one night I woke from a dead sleep with a racing heart...I knew this with my chest pain wasnt normal and I took myself to the ER. After numerous tests it was confirmed that I am completely heart healthy. Blood tests showed that my thyriod levels were off though. I have some other symptoms that are less severe...loss of mentrual cycle, fatigue, muscle soreness, hair loss...which I all attributed to stress. I work full time and I have 2 young children. I am on beta blockers for my heart and chest and after 2 weeks I am feeling better as far as my chest is concerned.Just wanted to share my story...Maybe you should have some blood work done and have then test your thyriod levels.
    LT8605 20 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi. im 23 years old,i have been having chest pAIns (from the middle and some times to the left of my chest) and its been about an year and a half since ive had this, its nonstop pain from the moment that i wake up til i go to sleep.it feels like a bruise that some1 is constantly pressing on and i dont feel it much if i dont move my upper body and it hurts the most when i squeze my chest muscles.sometimes it iven gets this sort of poping in the middle of my chest (u know like when u crack ur bone)doctors said my heart is fine and my analises as wel close to perfect actualy...i am a smoker since 13 years old and my lungs are ok just like a normal smoker but nothing serious...no1 can find anything i have just this one out of the many doctors said it might be tietze syndrome..i read about it and its quite amusing because it sais that it can be caused by to much laughter :))))))))))=)))))))) and the thing is that i laugh a lot because i like it and i smoke weed so there u go that makes me smile iven more.oh by the way if i smoke weed it doesnt hurt any more but in the morning its like the smoke has some how iritated my chest trhough the inside and it hurts intensly.pls if anybody has this same problme and knows anything more cocreet pls let me know.my email is trellos023@yahoo.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hello, I have been suffering from the same thing for about 5 years. I'm female and 16, and have been to the hospital and doctors on numerous occasions beause I've been worried that there is something seriously wrong. When I was younger I used to ignore it but when I turned 12, I came out and spoke to my parents and they took me to the doctors. I would suffer from unexpected chest pains, shortness of breath, pain on my left side, pain or a tingling sensation in my left arm and the pain in my chest would vary from mild to severe, sometimes making me have to take short breaks or do breathing exercises. These heart pains are usually brought on by nothing, sometimes I can be sitting watching television or in class doing my work and they will come on, my heart usually races very fast and pumps hard and I feel short sharp pain. Not only until recentley have I been suffering them more friequently. since the age of 12 or 13, the doctors have done tests and informed me I have a thing called Supraventricular Tachycardia. Look it up on google and maybe you will find out a little more, maybe you suffer from the same thing as me. The doctors have told me there really is no way to treat this, so when it happens I am to keep calm and not panic, breathe deep and get fresh air. I find all of these help. Hope this could be of some help to you X
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  • I have had constant chest pain for quite some time now. I have just recently started seeing a cardiologist and he has ran several exams. I've had an ekg, an eko, chest xray and now will be having a CT done. Thus far, everything has come back normal. My question now is what could be causing the constant pain and should I be worried? I am 25 yrs old and I do not smoke or anything?
    totalhealthguide 5 Replies
    • August 11, 2010
    • 09:09 AM
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  • I'm Brand New to this forum, but have been experiencing the same issues as all of you. I'm 30, male, in excellent shape and simply haven't been able to understand how i am getting these feelings, just like all of you.At first, I thought that i was having heart problems, but it turns out my heart works like a champion. I have PVC's, which are annoying, and typically when the chest pains are bad, they are ten times worse. Either way, I know those are benign and I can deal with that. I later then thought that maybe I had Celiac Disease and that this was a gluten problem, so I've now been gluten free for 3 months. It helped me in some other ways, believe it or not, but considering I am still getting the chest pains, higher BP and dizziness, I know that it wasn't the culprit for my main concern. A few days ago, I started reading up on mineral and nutritional deficiencies and found that magnesium, potassium, and calcium are widely known as being common deficiencies among people of all ages. Of the three, I've read that magnesium is needed most for many daily functions of our bodies, and without it, an array of symptoms may occur (chest pains being one of them). I contacted my cardiologist to see if this would be something he recommended trying, and he said it certainly wouldn't hurt. I started taking supplements for magnesium citrate only yesterday and am waiting to see if it makes a difference. There are side-effects that have been talked about, and it is not always best for everyone, so if you decide to try this avenue to see if it helps, I strongly urge you to speak to your GP or specialist before doing so. I am by no means a doctor of any sort, but I just wanted to pass along anything findings from hours spent reading on what may be the cause of my distress.I encourage you to read about magnesium deficiency and see if perhaps your symptoms may possibly be related. I hope to report back that it has helped with me, and I certainly hope that you all find what it is that will help you.One last note... I've been told that it can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks for your body to get it's mineral levels back to normal by supplementation, so that would explain why i'm sitting here typing, still with chest pains.I wish you all the best...I have had constant chest pain for quite some time now. I have just recently started seeing a cardiologist and he has ran several exams. I've had an ekg, an eko, chest xray and now will be having a CT done. Thus far, everything has come back normal. My question now is what could be causing the constant pain and should I be worried? I am 25 yrs old and I do not smoke or anything?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 11, 2010
    • 06:01 PM
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  • Hi,So far no one has been able to tell me exactly what's wrong. SO I will try to get at least ideas here. Anyway for a little over a year I've been having constant non stop chest pain 24/7. This started with pain on my left side in my chest and arm for which I want to he hospital for and was told nothing was wrong. After this it stopped for about a month or two and when it started again It became constant. This is almost a normal pain which I expect everyday for every second of the day. Normally the pain is bearable and does not interupt my daily business, bit at times it's enough to stop e in my tracks and make me take a break for a while. After experiencing that I've again went to the hosipital was was told that my lempty nodes my be enlarged and were pressing against a vain going to my heart. However after testing my doctor found nothing to suggest that this was correct and thus the pain continues. A bit more information:The pain is more intense when doing anything which requires any lifting or hard execise.At times (about one every week and a half) during the night the pain is such that you could almost think that my heart (although I do not know if the problem is with the heart) was on it's last beat .Doctors have said it could be from stree, but this has been going on for more then a year in which several good things have happened. Plus it's constant, from the moment I wake I feel this.I'm always tired, it doesn't matter if I've slept for 12 hours, I never feel refreshed and can still easily return to sleep.Other revelent medical history:I do have mild asthma which doesn't caused any major problems in over 2 years.Thank You,Please helpI have been through every bit of what you are saying, I am a 21 year old male, and at the age of 16 my lungs had collapsed, and had been for about 6 to 9 months, when they found this out, i was given lung surgery on both lungs, and since then the pain has never gone away, its constant all day and night, i recently found out that i have a large bleb, (air pocket) on both of my lungs, this was the same problem i faced when i was 16, but due to the scar tissue from the first surgery, they have decided to let my lung collapse on its own, instead of duing it through surgery, they cant tell my why i am constantly in pain, but i have faced the same problem for 5 years. This is mostly common in tall thin males, such as i am, the problem was brought on by an upper respratory infection, i had coughed and vomited so long that i strained the lining around my lung, causing a blister, which eventually burst. The pain i go through is along the left side of my jaw and neck, my left arm, which will also go numb often, the and right sides of my chest, but mostly the left, my left side ribs, mostly under my armpit, and in my back. I can not do anything the doctors would consider strenuis, such as lift or stress my body in activity. i am always short of breath, and my chest always feels heavy. This may be something you might want to consider, i ave delt with lung problems for sometime now, and trust me if something like this is what is wrong, you want it taken care of now.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 21, 2010
    • 05:58 PM
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  • hi, i'm only 16, and ive had chest pains since i was about 14. i'm kinda use to it now, but theres just some nights where it's at like its peaks. like at least twice i week, i feel as if i'm having little heart attacks.i've tried talking to my mom about the pain, which is spread all across my chest, and she just thinks its stress induced. but it's been the same pain for 2 years, and it hasnt gone away.. so iddk if thats what it is. its kinda dull during the day, but at night when i lay down it gets worse, and it hurts sometimes to breathe. i just sometimes wish it went away.. :(
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
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  • hi, i'm only 16, and ive had chest pains since i was about 14. i'm kinda use to it now, but theres just some nights where it's at like its peaks. like at least twice i week, i feel as if i'm having little heart attacks.i've tried talking to my mom about the pain, which is spread all across my chest, and she just thinks its stress induced. but it's been the same pain for 2 years, and it hasnt gone away.. so iddk if thats what it is. its kinda dull during the day, but at night when i lay down it gets worse, and it hurts sometimes to breathe. i just sometimes wish it went away.. :(I have a 16 yr. old daughter that has experienced some of the same symptoms. We have just had her tested and are thankful that we were persistent to do so. A lot of fears were alleviated. There is a myriad of things that could be diagnosed. First, have some blood-work done. This should be comprised of numerous tests, but among them make sure a B12 test is included. Low B12 seems to rule the day for many people. Even as far back as fifty years ago doctors began to recognize the amazing health benefits of B12, so check it out. If a lack of insurance is a concern, sign up for CHIPS, or Medicaid, or some other plan for children. Most states have them. There are more and more clinics that offer test of these types, that take Medicaid, etc. Next, ask if an MRI is an option. I'm told a mild heart murmur can cause your symptoms while not being life-threatening or requiring a guarded lifestyle. Hope this helps.
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  • Push for a heart cath I went threw this for 2 years be for I had my first heart attack no test ever showed i was block all test showed everything was normal.. Then one day my BP went to 233 over 146 and i went to the hospital and they shot me up with pain med's and sent me home later that day i was rushed back to the hospital they then keep me in icu and shipped me to a diffrent hospital the next day and the did a emergency heart cath just to go in and look and i was 95/ blocked in one and 68% blocked in the other 2 and all small arteries and fully blocked.. Don't let your doctor's have you thinking it's in your head like they did me for 2 years until i finally had a heart attack... Now my heart doctor does no test he goes by me telling him it is time for him to go back in and that is how i have 17 stents now and in the near future i will need a triple bypass..Good Lock
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