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Heart Pain--at NIGHT time while sleeping!

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  • Posted By: ksbradley
  • February 14, 2010
  • 11:35 PM

Hello. For the last few years I have been getting a lot of intense pain in the chest area. It mostly happens in the middle of the night when I am sleeping, and sometimes during the day as well.
The pain can be described as a sharp knifing pain. It throws me put of bed sometimes, with sudden pain. When it initially started to happen I for sure thought I was having the 'big one' and went to the emergency room on 2 or 3 occasions.
I have had ekg's, worn a holter monitor and been to a cardiologist. Good news is that they say my heart is fine. Bad news is I can never get a good night sleep, as 5 times a week I am bombarded with these pains--to the point that I hate going to bed.
I am 38, live a healthy lifestyle--eat clean(no fast food crap), workout, and take my supplements, and am fairly stress free.
Accompanying the knifing pains is a lot of fluttering and malaise.
I am at a loss for where to turn next, or what tests to do next to figure out what is casuing this.
I trust that it isnt anything that is life threatening--BUT I NEED to find out what is causing this or what may help to alleviate these night time episodes that consume me.
Any suggestions would be so helpful.

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  • This use to happen to me when I was younger all the time.It seemed to go away for years and now I have it back again.Terribly sharp-knife pains, especially at night. Look up "pneumothorax"hopefully that helps
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