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NO diagnosis!!! what do i have!!

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  • Posted By: WDhelp3000
  • June 24, 2008
  • 03:12 PM

Im 18 years old, do no drugs and have been experiencing chest pain for about 3 months now. The pain is often dull ache, sharp pain, squeezing and sometimes feels as is my heart stops for a second or so. I also get pain under my left shoulder(not sure if its related). The pain has me nervous everyday and constanly afraid something is gonna happen. Some days ill be fine nearly all day and then ill get a pain or the "heart stopping" feeling. I have had an EKG, echocardiogram, heart monitor, blood tests and chest X ray. ( All but the monitor were around 3 months ago). I have had no diagnosis except people close to me often say anxiety. I doubt its that because of the strong pain and being uncomfortable. Please help....ive had no diagnosis and its hard dealing with the pain everyday without a diagnosis. Leaning forward or any position im in doesnt ease the pain. I havent had breathing problems except when i get nervous when the pain occurs.

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  • It may be something skeletal, have you had any trauma in that area or any x-rays done? If not, see if you doctor wants to do a chest CT, that would be helpful to see if their is any abnormality. If the pain is not your heart, the tests you had will not show anything.
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  • I wouldn't discount anxiety. You say you've been nervous all the time about the pain.. how nervous and stressed were you before the pain came on? A lot of times, chronic anxiety can cause a lot of pain, especially in the chest area, that can seem very alarming and dangerous. This can cause anxiety to heighten, and a lot of times the blame is placed on the pain itselfAlso, do you have indigestion or heart burn? Does it take a while for things you eat to feel like they've digested? With your age and all the tests coming back normal, it sounds to me like anxiety. If you do have heartburn and indigestion, you may need to get on something like omeprazole. If you think anxiety is a probability, it would be helpful to see a psychologist. Anxiety disorders have a nasty habit of getting progressively worse and worse.Hope I could help,Jamie
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Skeletal is a possibility due to muscle spasam and anxiety can cause your symptoms too. However, when I was on birth control pills for my ovarian cysts I experienced similar symptoms. I had chest pain, shortness of breath, my heart rate would jump up to 180 beats a minute, I would break out into sweats, get dizzy, etc. The issue was my birth control pill. I don't know if this helps, but i hope you can find the answers!Kathy
    onlyme 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Panic attack/anxiety attacki had exactly the same symtoms took me ages to find out what it was ! had the ecg , xray everything.then one docter put me to a phycologist he taught me how to control it so now it doesn't bother me and im back to normal
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  • Has anyone looked at you for mitral valve prolapse?
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
  • I doubt its that because of the strong pain and being uncomfortable. . anxiety can cause bad chest pain....then the more you worry about it..the worst the pain can get.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • Im 18 years old, do no drugs and have been experiencing chest pain for about 3 months now. The pain is often dull ache, sharp pain, squeezing and sometimes feels as is my heart stops for a second or so. I also get pain under my left shoulder(not sure if its related). The pain has me nervous everyday and constanly afraid something is gonna happen. Some days ill be fine nearly all day and then ill get a pain or the "heart stopping" feeling. I have had an EKG, echocardiogram, heart monitor, blood tests and chest X ray. ( All but the monitor were around 3 months ago). I have had no diagnosis except people close to me often say anxiety. I doubt its that because of the strong pain and being uncomfortable. Please help....ive had no diagnosis and its hard dealing with the pain everyday without a diagnosis. Leaning forward or any position im in doesnt ease the pain. I havent had breathing problems except when i get nervous when the pain occurs. Do you drink caffeine, or "energy" drinks?DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had similar symptoms for several months in a row and ended up at the Chiropracter*. I had a rib out of place. I had gotten to where I couldn't take a good breath even and it hurt both in my chest and under my shoulder blade. It was a really scary thing, then such a simple fix. I hope you also have a simple fix.:)
    jaenpop 4 Replies Flag this Response
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