What could my mystery chest pain be?
June 16, 2009 2:03 PM Subscribe
Chest Pain Filter: So I continue to have this weird chest pain at the bottom of my breast bone area, perhaps a little down and to the left of my nipple. What could it possibly be?
posted by UMDirector to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I do occasionally do push-ups. I don't have enough data yet to see if there is a corrolation.
I do have occasional, most likely stress related, heart palpatations and am on beta blockers for them, yet they still occasionally pop up.
I am 6', 34 years old and probably about 40 pounds overweight, if you believe the gov't. (I am 228)
I have asthma and under so-so treatment for it.
The pain is not continuous, in that its constant. When it does happen however it lasts for hours hurting for a few seconds then going away for maybe 30 seconds to a minute then returning.
Feels like someone is poking me with a needle or like a pinched nerve might feel.
I have been to the cardiologist. They did an ultra sound (echocardiogram), stress test and a halter monitor (the thing you wear for a week). That's how I ended up on the beta blockers.
There does not seem to be much relation between this and running on the treadmill. I have run up to 25 minutes lately with no pain.
I do have high cholestrol, but only very slight elevated blood pressure (124/80)ish.
I do have an upcoming yearly update with the cardiologist...I am hoping for some advice before I go see him.
So what could this current pain be?