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Short duration chest pains.

Posted In: Cardiovascular disease 3 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 30, 2007
  • 06:50 PM

Hello all.

For about the past year or more i've been having chest pains right around my heart to the center of my chest area (Hard to pinpoint.) I went to see the doctor about it a little while ago and he did a CT, EKG and Blood work but all those came back clean as far as my heart was concerned. He did say i had a mass of scar tissue in my lung, he doesn't know what from and neither do i. I'm 20 years old, and i don't smoke or do drugs. His best guess was that it was from a high fever when i was a child. The chest pains are still there and i don't know what could be causing them, but it doesn't feel like it's my lungs. It's a sharp stabbing pain that isn't constant and comes and goes whenever it seems to please. I've tried to link it to eating habits, caffeine intake, exercise, water intake, heat...pretty much anything i can think of. It always happens in the same area and it lasts anywhere between 30 seconds and 10 minutes.

Also, recently i've had a problem with being dizzy, mostly just after i lay down or if i ever tilt my head back. I've tried to see if exercise or caffeine causes my symptoms but i've done some pretty hard workouts and have had moderate amounts of caffeine but the symptoms seem completely random. Does anyone have any ideas of what i could have the doctor look into? I'm not in particularly good shape but I have been losing weight and doing more exercise...nothing i can do seems to help with the random occurences or the amount of pain or dizzyness that accompanies them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  • I have exactly the same symptoms... I get scared to death cuz I start thinking I'm about to have a heart attack, anyway I tested my blood, did a eco and ekg, all came back ok. doc told me these symptoms I have are a "prank" of my nervous system so he gave me mexazolam but only to use in case of emergency.
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  • Ok replying to the person who started this blog... I have a really close friend who just turned 21 and he has exactly the same symptons too... Hes had them for a while and I'm telling you he could have written everything you wrote word for word... everything you said he has said... I keep telling him to go to the doctor but he hates doctors and is worried about what they will find... hes athletic and in good shape... he says the pain is completely random. He has tried all the same things as you, he thought maybe it was exercise or eating habits he quit caffine... He can't figure it out either?! He had a very acute heart murmur when he was little but hes never had a problem with it. He played sports through all of highschool... could that have something to do with it?
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  • Try looking into thyroid disease. It can cause chest pains too. If your thyroid is not functioning properly it affects every organ in the body. It's responsible for your metabolism.
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