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Odd Chest Sensations

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  • Posted By: KickedPuppy
  • March 12, 2010
  • 10:09 PM

Hi, I'm a 26yo male and for the most part very healthy.The other day I got this very weird feeling in my chest. It's very hard to explain exactly what it felt like but it wasn't fun. I was sitting at my desk doing some work when out of no where my chest felt really weird and I also got a little light-headed.

I've experienced those kind of feelings in my chest before over the years, they happend randomly and maybe once every 2 or 3 months. The difference with this one is I've never got the light headed feeling till now. I'm wondering if this is something NOMAL or something I should talk to a doctor about? Any one out there with this kind of feeling too?

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  • I can understand you are worried because chest pain is usually associated with cardiac problems. However, minor problems like gas, heartburn or acid reflux can also lead to instances of chest pain. If your problem is persistent, it may not be a bad idea to consult a specialist and put your mind at rest. The chest pain center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ, is a good place to get yourself examined by specialists.
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  • Hi, I'm a 26yo male and for the most part very healthy.The other day I got this very weird feeling in my chest. It's very hard to explain exactly what it felt like but it wasn't fun. I was sitting at my desk doing some work when out of no where my chest felt really weird and I also got a little light-headed. I've experienced those kind of feelings in my chest before over the years, they happend randomly and maybe once every 2 or 3 months. The difference with this one is I've never got the light headed feeling till now. I'm wondering if this is something NOMAL or something I should talk to a doctor about? Any one out there with this kind of feeling too? Thanks!Does it feel like a fluttering sensation in your chest? My mother in law gets "atrial flutters" and she gets light headed from time to time too. She usually either coughs really hard or bends over and tries to sneeze to reset her rhythm. Atrial flutters aren't deadly, they are serious but usually don't cause cardiac arrest and are easily resettable. Next time you feel that sensation in your chest, check your pulse and count your heart beat for a duration of a minute. If it's over 100 then you might be suffering from a atrial flutter/tachycardia, but its its 60-100 it could just be a flutter for just a moment causing you to feel a little lightheaded. I would still see a cardiologist about it though.
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