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Deep pains in chest?

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  • Posted By: SomeWetKid
  • September 16, 2012
  • 10:43 PM

Okay, forgive me if this is the wrong area to post this, but I didn't know where else.

This is the second time this has occurred, the first it happened.. was when I ate some velveta mac n cheese that my friend dumped A LOT of steak/french fry seasoning on. I got deep (deep as in it felt like the pain was coming from behind and under my heart) pains in my chest 2 - 3 hours after eating it... and the pain was a dull but strong aching pain that wasn't throbbing, it was solid and persistent. It was so bad I had laid on my bed curled in a feeble position for an hour or two while trying not to groan until the pain subsided. It was the most uncomfortable and unsettling pain I had ever felt. I had assumed it was because I had consumed such a large amount of salt that night.. and vowed to never do it again.

I'm 18, a swimmer, and to most standers quite healthy (if that helps any) but this morning my girlfriend made me a ridiculous breakfast (it was delicious at that) of egg, beans, gravy, toast, hash browns, hot sauce, cheese, and bacon all piled together on a plate. I usually tend to eat a lot, and finishing this plate was no problem for me. But that was 5 hours ago.. and the same pain I felt before is back (at about half the intensity). So I've come to assume that when I ingest too much sodium... this happens to me. Is there anyway I can prevent the effects? Besides obviously cutting back on the sodium (which I normally try to do, but sometimes I slip). But just one meal of excess sodium shouldn't cause me this much pain and discomfort.. right? Is there anything I can do to sooth the pain? Because Aleve and Tylenol does nothing for it.. it usually puts my other pains (body pains) out of commission but for this pain it does nothing. If anyone has any input on this please feel free..

thanks for reading if you did.
I doubt I'm going to get a response before the pain subsides tonight.. but I wan't to know what to do next time. If you need any more info, just ask.

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