Since January this year, I have been experiencing random but pretty constant chest pains. They last for a few seconds in duration, are not too painful but I get them up to 20-30 times a day. I was totally convinced it was my heart and they landed me in A&E 2 months ago with a panic attack. (I thought I was having a heart attack)!
All along, the doctors have told me that they think its the muscle band around my chest and I was told to take Ibuprofen which I have been doing. Now, I THINK they are helping as they are never too bad or frequent in between tablets but they are still always there. They are not worse when I exercise but I always notice them afterwards. They do not worsen with stretching or changing position either.
I have had 3 ecg's, a chest X-Ray and a CT scan of the Thorax and abdomen last week. I am awaiting the results for this but all the other tests came back fine. My blood pressure and cholesterol levels are absolutely fine too.
The ongoing pains have induced my first ever panic attacks and are starting to rule my life!
My question is, can muscular pain last 7 months with no improvement and why hasn't it healed yet? Could it be a heart problem?
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