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Sudden first time chest pain. Help appreciated.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 3, 2010
  • 04:40 AM

Hello I am 16 years old, last night I was up late due to drinking a moderate amount of coffee, about 12 a.m. I started to feel light headedness. I ignored it because I assumed it was just the strong caffeine effecting me since I do not often drink caffeinated drinks. About 3 a.m. I started to notice a small pain in my chest (connected to a slight head pain) while in bed, it seemed to be in my left side but when I rolled onto my back it then seemed to be near the middle of the chest, center. I eventually awoke around 8 a.m. still feeling the pain, went back to sleep, then awoke around 12 with the chest pain still there, along with severe soreness in nearly all my body. It is currently 10:36 PM here, still have the chest pain, which is only really bad when inhaling or bending over. Also last night+this morning I took acai berry pills, doubt this has any effect on anything though.

Would also like to note I'm a wrestler and football player and would like to think I'm in pretty top shape, so this makes the situation even more strange.

I was reading this thread and most of this woman's symptoms I've often had/have, decided to link this.

Sorry for the long read, but any help/info would be greatly appreciated, I am not overly anxious but would like to know what the problem is, especially considering I have wrestling practice tomorrow at 2 p.m.

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  • Don't worry too much. I've had random chest pains before that have lasted a while too. I'm also an athlete and around your age (well I'm 21, but as far as health goes probably pretty similar). Caffeine can mess with you a bit, especially if you drink too much of it. Wouldn't be surprised if it can give you some chest pain. Try laying off of it for a while. I'm no expert or anything, but I would imagine that it is pretty unlikely that you are having a serious problem. If it was something with your heart, you would be getting a lot of other symtoms as well most likely and judging by your age and the fact that you are an athlete it seems highly unlikely (unless you have a strong history in your family of heart diseases in which case get yourself checked out). Again, I'm no expert but don't fret about it. If the pain doesn't go away though, and/or it returns consistantly I'd get it checked out by a doctor. The fact that you say it hurts when you breath in would GENERALLY mean it is something skeletal rather than cardiovascular. However, if the pain doesn't go away have a doctor see you.
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