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Got chest pains for the first time

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  • Posted By: olympus7000
  • January 24, 2008
  • 01:45 AM

Hello everybody.

I'm a 25 year old guy. About two days ago I started getting some mild chest pains. Mostly on my left upper chest, but occasionally it moves to my arms or hand, but just breifly.

I have been off of an exercise cycle for a little bit, but picked back up about a week and a half ago. I didn't really do anything to strenouous.

I want to see this as just a problem from over exercise, but I've been through peroids where I push myself much harder after a lull in my routine and have never experienced this.

It is a general discomfort and i'm contantly moving my hands over my chest to relieve the pain. It's not that it is terribly painful, but it is quite uncomfortable.

For what it's worth, I'll add that I had Kawasaki syndrome when I was about 10 years old.

Let me know what you think. I'm pretty confused :confused: Don't know if I should go to the doctor or just wait it out.


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  • I've been a Paramedic for many years and now am an ER RN. One thing I can say, no matter what anybody says, you should get checked if you're still having these problems. I've been taught over and over that chest pain is cardiac until proven otherwise. Especially if you have any family (especially mother or father) who had any cardiac problems at an early age. Many times, breathing too fast and hard will cause you to hyperventilate, causing a change in your body's pH. This can cause chest pain along with numbness and tingling in your extremities. Also, another real big culprit of chest pain is anxiety. The reason I say these things is so you will know there are many things that can cause these symptoms, so don't freak out about the cardiac thing, but if you still have symptoms and they concern you, listen to yourself and get checked. Good luck. Hope this helps
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