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do i have precordial catch syndrome???

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 25, 2009
  • 03:55 PM

I think i may have precordial catch syndrome. When i breathe in,i have a sharp pain near the left side of my chest. iv read treatments online, and many people agree that breathing in deeply will hurt, but stop the pain for a while... but its not working for me. also laying down does not help.

could this mean that i have something more serious than PCS?

im a 15-year old male, 5 feet 10, 140 lb, skinny. and have no past records of heart/lung problems.

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  • This sounds to me like PCS. I'm 15 and have the same problem, i went to the doctors thinking i was having a heart attack or suffering a heart attack. I had an ECG and everything seemed normal and diagnosed me with PCS. Breathing in does normally make it worse, but there is usually the sharp pain beforehand.Jack.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 1, 2009
    • 00:56 AM
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  • O_O Hey guyz im 15 too and this thing happend to me too i have sharp pain on my left side of the rib cage sometimes i feel like my heart is stuck or something :\ does anybody know any cure for this? im about to go on Ecg test tommorow
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2010
    • 05:48 PM
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  • I'm a 15 year old female, and lately I have had episodes where when I breathe in deeply, there is a sharp pain in my chest. Usually not moving and by breathing slowly and carefully; the pain eventually goes away. The pain only lasts for a about a minute. Sometimes I have this feeling more than once a day, others with a week or two in between them. I went to the doctor and she asked me multiple questions, and she came up that there is something going on with acid reflexes. And she thinks it has to do with me eating spicey or overeating... But I'm 5 foot 1 inch and weigh only 100 pounds. I think that my doctor wrongly diagnosed me, and I think there is something more serious to my illment than just acid reflex.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 6, 2010
    • 02:03 AM
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  • I'm a 15 year old female, and lately I have had episodes where when I breathe in deeply, there is a sharp pain in my chest. Usually not moving and by breathing slowly and carefully; the pain eventually goes away. The pain only lasts for a about a minute. Sometimes I have this feeling more than once a day, others with a week or two in between them. I went to the doctor and she asked me multiple questions, and she came up that there is something going on with acid reflexes. And she thinks it has to do with me eating spicey or overeating... But I'm 5 foot 1 inch and weigh only 100 pounds. I think that my doctor wrongly diagnosed me, and I think there is something more serious to my illment than just acid reflex. Hi, You might do a couple of web searches. One on Coeliac(celiac), another on A1 Beta Casein and another on pro biotics. Also acid reflux sometimes responds better to vinegar, I use a little relish.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 10, 2010
    • 05:12 AM
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  • I think you do yes but there is no treatment i am currently pregnant and late;y being experiecing the intence stabbing pains under my left boob when i breath deeply it hurts eventually i suck it up and breath deeply and there is almost a popping feeling like a bubble popping and it goes away... lately it has been happening 1-2 times a day and is driving me nuts
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  • I think i may have precordial catch syndrome. When i breathe in,i have a sharp pain near the left side of my chest. iv read treatments online, and many people agree that breathing in deeply will hurt, but stop the pain for a while... but its not working for me. also laying down does not help.could this mean that i have something more serious than PCS?im a 15-year old male, 5 feet 10, 140 lb, skinny. and have no past records of heart/lung problems.You may have PCS, but I too felt the same symptoms (also, popping in the chest, felt like a stick was being jabbed in my ribs) as you listed and it turns out I had a massive tumor growing in my chest. I was later diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (B-cell) in stage II. Go and get it checked! I wish I would have sooner.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 25, 2010
    • 11:48 PM
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  • wow, I'm 15 as well. I think i may have PCS too. I have sharp pain/pressure in my chest almost daily. Sometimes a few times a day. Generally its on the left side of my chest but sometimes its in the middle. Other sometimes it does up through my neck as well. It comes at really random times and in different places. I don't know what it's from. I think it's PCS. Any ideas?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 14, 2010
    • 03:42 PM
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  • Hi, I'm a 17 year old female, and I've experienced that pain everyonce in a while for as long as I can remember. Its never been long enough or often enough for me to mention, my parents or friends don't know or notice.I just had an episode, the longest I've ever had, but it was still only about 3 minutes.Left side of chest, below breast, feels like a stabbing pain, like every intake of breathe lifts the knife deeper into my chest.I have read that a deep intake of breathe, pain and all, will eventually 'pop' it, and the pain will go away. I myself have never dared breathe too deeply whilst its occuring, instead I stay as still as I can and breathe shallowly till it goes away.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 13, 2010
    • 00:30 PM
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  • I have the same things....I am 23 year old Female.... I find if i drink something cold and i take harp inhaling and exhaling often intensifies the pain...I just relax and try not to freak out...I haven't gone to my doctors yet to see what else i can do to stop it from happening but for now i just deal with it. I don't get it that often but when i do get the pain it last for about 30 minutes...
    jdmstyle 1 Replies
    • December 8, 2010
    • 05:44 AM
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  • Yes you have the same symptoms and be relax in these days.:)
    shobee 2 Replies
    • December 10, 2010
    • 03:59 PM
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  • I am a 14 year old girl, the first time I had one I was at home by myself, I didn't know what to do. The best thing I do is freeze and breathe deeply, granted it hurts a whole lot, but it will go away shortly after you do it. This is a very scary experience to go through, let me tell ya though, it really sucks when it happens and your asleep, it wakes you right up. I say this from personal experience.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 16, 2010
    • 01:09 PM
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  • Hi, I get symptoms similar to PCS, but i dont get a bubble or popping feeling and most of the time breathing doesnt make a difference but the pain is intense and sharp like someone has stuck a knife in my heartOther times i get a crushing feeling It is really bad with exercise (even just walking can set it off) and if i am emotional i get it more. I am 15 and had it for like 5 yearsI am going to the doctors soon, but am curious about possibilities Thank you
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 19, 2011
    • 03:52 PM
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  • Hi everyone, I'm fourteen years old and I'm pretty sure I have PCS. I've had the symptoms as long as I can remember. I was probably around six or seven when I had my first episode. For the longest time I was terrified. Me being little I thought I was dying everyday it happened. My mom never believed me and just thought I was complaining. That aside, I've done a lot more research and have come to this conclusion of PCS. I think I've only ever 'popped' the episode once a long time ago by accident. I'm to scared to do it with the fear of me exploding. Also, my episodes seem to last a lot longer than most people. Maybe it's because I wait them out with shallow breaths, I don't know. However, I can tell you that my condition IS fading, it happens a lot less. I can also say I almost ALWAYS get an episode while lying in bed, being innactive. I can't recall a time where I haven't been in bed.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 26, 2011
    • 08:28 AM
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  • I have had the same symptons for 10 years+, i am a 39yrd old male, i think i went to the doctors when i first started getting it and he didnt know what it was. It has always made me think that when i die it was going to be by a heart attack, but reading about PCS, i am a little more relaxed about the symptoms.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 19, 2011
    • 00:16 PM
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  • I have had the same symptoms but I'm not sure how long for. I am a 16 year old girl and the symptoms mainly occur at night just before I go to sleep, I have researched just about every cardio/lung problem there is and this seems like the most likely option. I only just found out about the whole 'popping' thing but I will probably be to scared to try it. I'm just a bit scared because I am self diagnosing and don't know whether to go to a doctor or not.
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  • It is so weird to see that most of these people are commenting are 15. I have been looking for a couple days now and I am for sure I have pcs. I haven't gone to a doctor but all my symptoms match up. I am scared if this can lead to any bad problems in the future.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 8, 2016
    • 10:43 PM
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