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Sharp pains in chest and body.

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  • Posted By: croccokm
  • September 15, 2010
  • 11:40 PM

At about the age of 10 I started getting these sharp pains in random areas throughout my chest. I went to the doctor a few times over the next years but they always sent me home saying they were just growing pains and that they'd go away as I got older. Now I am 21 years of age and the pains have not only gotten worse, but have started being present in random parts of my body such as my neck, calf, arm, abdomen, foot etc.

Describing how the pain feels, it usually only lasts a few seconds but can often cause discomfort for longer periods lasting up to a few minutes. The pain comes on randomly and very sharply so that I grab for the affected area and often double over and cry out. Over the next moments, the pain increases then "bursts" and fades away, almost as if it were a bubble. People with me say I look as if I'm having a heart attack or if a horse just kicked me. It is always in an area that I can point to directly. It's not a "it hurts around this general area" pain but a "it hurts exactly right here" pain. Sometimes it is tolerable and other times I feel as if a red hot pike is being driven through my body.

I was browsing the web in search of an answer when I came across this --> http://www.failedsuccess.com/index.php?/weblog/comments/precordial_catch_syndrome_chest_pain/ article. It sounds exactly how my chest pains feel. However, I am lost when trying to find the cause to the pains throughout the rest of my body.

Some other problems I have recently noticed, I have started to twitch or lightly jolt my neck and an arm or leg on more rare occasions. I also often feel dizzy, confused, lethargic, nauseous or just not-all-there. Sometimes when I am in a pressured situation, like if I am speaking one on one with my boss in a private meeting, I will get so dizzy that I feel as if I am going to faint. Also, over the years my vision has also taken a plunge for the worst, though I am not too sure that it is connected with these problem pains.

Please, if anyone can help me by providing me with any information or guidance, I would greatly appreciate it. I am starting to get scared.

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