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What is this chest/heart pain??

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  • Posted By: Sally Elle
  • June 21, 2011
  • 03:42 AM

I am experiencing this chest/heart pain. I don't know exactly if it's my chest or my heart, but I feel like it is my heart because from time to time I can feel it beating. Sometimes it would beat fast and sometimes my heart rate is rather slow.

It started yesterday. The pain was getting worse so I decided to lay down. Laying down helps a bit but the pain is still there. It hurts whenever I move my body or getting up, but for example if I lift my right arm or left arm it doesn't hurt like when I try to get up or move.

I went to see the doctor and was prescribed voltaren. I took a tablet of it. It helps a little (for about an hour), but the effect wore off soon after and the pain came back. I took a second one sometime later and it didn't help me much. The doctor said I show symptoms of heart failure or heart disease but said I am also young (21 male, not overweight) and if the pain doesn't go away it could be serious. I'm planning to go in again and have a full check up but it'll cost about 2K. Very expensive.

I've never felt pain like this before. And I've got a very high pain tolerence... but this is different... i feel weak too. And my heart keeps slowing down then speeding up... sometimes so fast I can feel keel it all the time. And sometimes so slow it feels like it's not beating at all... and it just hurts all the time.

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  • I think know that some chest pains are only muscle pains, but just to be on the safe side you should have it checked out. Your doctor, or an internist, may want to do an ECG they put electrodes on your chest so as to analyse your heart function. If they find nothing wrong you can then stop worrying about it.
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