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Dull pain near heart area

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 30, 2007
  • 04:25 PM

I am a runner who noticed a dull pain in my heart area that would not go away. I only noticed it when I took a long breath or try to lay on the left side of my body. After 5 days I tried to run an noticed it getting worse. I knew something was going on and went to the local hospital. They told me I had to go to ER for this. To make a long story short, I had several EKGs, Angiogram, and stayed overnight in the hospital. Initially the doctor said the EKG showed a mild heart attack but actually wasn't.There is a term for this but forgot what it is called. As it turned out, I was told the constant dull pain was NOT cardiac related. My lungs were clear. I did find out I had 50% blockage in a side artery and am taking blood thinners for this.

The dull pain has subsided somewhat - I can run but I still feel there is something there when I take a deep breath and lay on my one side. Is this in my mind or what? I am 52 years old.

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  • I have a heavy pain near my heart area I don't say anything because my mom is the type of person who will say its all in my head but i really think something is wrong. When i try lifting weights i feel a heavy fatigue and dizziness so i all out stopped, but whats weird about it is i can run ok and play sports ok. Maybe its because i get an adrenaline rush and I don't feel pain? Might i add on smoke seems to aggravate it and I have been around alot of second hand smoke. I also have been diagnosed with adhd and took ridalin for the first 12 years of my life along with 10mg of clonodine to help me go to sleep which increasingly dropped my blood pressure.does any1 know what could be wrong?
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    • October 31, 2007
    • 05:00 AM
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