Hi I'm 24 Female and I have had this for about 10 years. When I was 13 I was dancing and something popped in my back and I couldn't move for weeks with severe back pain. The Doctor told my mum I had a trapped nerve and ever since I've had this pain under my left breast ...sometimes directly in the middle of my left breast. The pain almost mimics the feeling of someone squeezing my heart and stopping me from breathing. Very like a stabbing short sharp shock, I can't move or it tightens and if i try to breath it tightens so I usually hold myself until the pain goes away and take the shortest breaths.
I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder 4 years ago and I would visit the doctor nearly twice a week with different pains thinking i was dying, had brain tumors (a headache), a heart attack (chest pain), stomach cancer (indegestion) and my doctor was fed up of seeing me as i was just so anxious they wouldn't take me seriously so as you see if i go to the doctor with yet another problem they'll tell me its my anxiety. I did have an ECG about 5 years ago and it came back normal.
I was also diagnosed with IBS 3 months ago because of my indegestion and terrible bowel problems, which I thought could possibly be related to my chest as many people have said it could be trapped wind.
Recently I haven't had an episode for about 2 months and yesterday it came back, i've just had another one before coming on here, so i'm starting to think I should go back to the Doctor and see if they can properly diagnose me.
I have noticed too from having an anxiety disorder, when I get an episode of pain in my chest, if I think about it or worry about it or even read up about it on the internet, it gets more intense or I'll think its about to come back again and there's a dull pain under my left breast against my rib cage. I'm starting to think it's all in my head or is it PCS, or is it that nerve I trapped 10 years ago and its connected I just don't know, but knowing that other people suffer makes me a little reassured.
Hope the pain stops for all of you soon :)