Hi..im new here but I've posted before but only as a guest..i just registered.
I'm a 20 year old black male. Non smoker, non drinker. I eat somewhat healthy but I live on a college campus so my access to "top quality healthy food" is a bit limited... I will say I have a soda habit (for the last 6 months) just in case that is of any help, though I've recently stopped drinking sodas all together (only a week)
Over the last few days I've been having some chest, back and abdominal pains.
I will list the symptoms below and try to be as thorough as possible:
On Friday night I had a really strange pain in the center of my chest. It wasn't really a strong sharp paint but a dull, gripping feeling. It was the weirdest pain I've ever experienced. It only lasted about 10-30 seconds but it was weird enough to make me question it and search online (thats how I found this place).
After that, Friday night and Saturday morning I experienced really sharp pains on both sides of my chest...usually right on my heart area...(the spot on my chest where i can feel my heart beat)...sometimes farther towards the outside edges of my chest..
On Sunday and Monday it calmed down a bit, just little sharp pains every now and then and an overall feeling of discomfort (just feeling 'down'...not myself)
On Tuesday it got better I think..again just random little sharp pains on my chest but I began to have pains in my back. About midway down my left side, and towards the top middle of my back.
Today (Wednesday) I woke up with a bit of back pain (mid-left) and was a bit nauseous this morning. It was weird because the pain and nausea only occurred when I was sitting and laying down. If I stood then the pain would not be as bad. This posed a problem because I had classes all day where I had to stay seated for 1-2hrs at a time. Also, when I sat down (in class) I would get a warm, uncomfortable sensation in my abdomen.
Now, the nausea is gone really and the back pain is not as bad but Im having pains in my chest again (random sharp pains on my left side...right above my heart). I also feel a bit fatigued. A bit of general fatigue but also a bit of muscle fatigue.
One other interesting thing. For the first couple of days my pains where not really triggered by movement or position or breathing or anything. Today when I woke up, it seemed that the pain was highly dependent on how I was positioned and would increase with breathing. Now, that is gone.
I've tried to be as thorough as possible. If any other info is necessary I would be happy to provide it. Thanks in advance.
I really appreciate it.