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chest pains, confused doctors

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  • Posted By: naunakhte
  • July 5, 2008
  • 05:27 PM

help... this is getting on my nerves... :confused: i have left doctors confused.

severe chest pains, sharp and localized below ribs... heart area. i get them when i am relaxing or walking or sleeping or driving or laying down. it doesnt matter, NO stress that brings them on.

deep breaths make them hurt more... but shallow breaths are too difficult to take during these attacks. twisting or moving doesnt affect the pain.

sometimes once or twice a day every day for weeks... sometimes not for a few weeks.

putting pressure on the spot... relieves the pain a little

the doctor said there are no noticeable heart murmurs or odd sounds... but that my heart beats normally... but suddenly beats rapidly... and repeats this process for no reason. when i am laying down relaxed and breathing normally.

he said my blood pressure is normal. i went there yesterday to check all this

i had iron dificiency when i was a kid, but i donate blood.. and i havent been dificient in years.

I am 21... i have had this problem since i was 15 (it started the day my parents separated, that was very stressful... the first time it was a panic attack... but after that it was not brought on by stress)

they last normally only 30 seconds or so, rarely extending beyond a few minutes. i had an attack about 20 minutes ago and felt my pulse (no the attack does not make me feel my heart) but i felt my pulse curiously... it was slightly faster... and the 2nd beat that is normally fainter than the first... was quite prominent during the attack.

note that i moved to guatemala when i was 18 years old... it is higher in altitude here and humidity... i have gotten the attacks slightly more frequently here. dont know if there's a connection.

medically i only take birth control... have since i was 18, but this started at 15.

mom told me that she had chest pains at my age. she said her heart wasnt doing anything weird though. my grandma also started these same symptoms (save for the odd heart rate) a few months ago. maybe something genetic.

grandad had mvp... my brother was born with a heart murmur. i get dehydrated easily when i am ill and am suseptible to strep and bronchitis... that's all the background that could help.

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  • At first, I was thinking you have fragile bones and they are breaking...or it was a spinctor spasm. But, reading into your story, it appears to be stress related with altitude complications. You can take Vit. C to regulate the altitude. Vit. C will bring more oxygen to your heart and also regulates heartbeat naturally. The stress will take you down, however, and at your young age, you need to get a handle on it or it will severely impact your well-being. I can only suggest hypnosis, bio-feedback or one of the new courses in miraculous transformations where you allow yourself to go back to the breakup and visualize other options. http://www.potentialsunlimited.com/subliminal-products.cfm?id=35
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • this is the problem i have with this... the doctors first say ''its stress'' my friend is a doctor and saw one of my attacks and said ''there's no way that's an anxiety attacks'' from the mouth of a doctor... but from my own personal experience.. and this is where no one will listen to me... these attacks happen when i am Completely relaxed... the only stress i ever have is the normal day stuff if not less.. i went through hard times when i was a kid so trust me when i say, i am very very very good at dealing with stress and hard situations presently. i do NOT let it get to me. and when i AM stressed, i do NOT have these attacks... most often not even on the same day. that is where the problem is, and what i must emphasize...the first thing people say is stress, but you would have to live with me for a week or two... and i know mental stress can bring it, but honestly... really honestly... i wanna find out what this is cuz truthfully, even emotionally or mentally i am NOT stressed in any form during, or recently before these attacks... but thank you
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