I had pneumonia about four years ago in my left lung. Now it's bothering me again in the same spot, but I really don't think it's pneumonia this time. Help me relax until I can get in to see my doctor. [more inside]
My partner is having serious pain right now in the shoulder and chest. He doesn't think it is a heart attack and will not let me call 911. What can I do? [more inside]
Ongoing sinus issues, teeth hurting, painful to breathe. [more inside]
Surprise hospital trip yesterday for chest pain. Now what? [more inside]
Chronic costochondritis... help plz [more inside]
Help needed for a friend who is experiencing intermittent pain in his rib cage. [more inside]
Yes, yes, YANMD. When I'm very stressed I feel slight pain/weakness on the left side of my chest, under my armpit and sometimes across my shoulder. [more inside]
I'm doing an exercise stress test next week. What can I expect? [more inside]
So. Background: I'm in great shape. Eat well. Drink lightly. Work out at the gym a couple times a week and do martial arts. I'm also in my late twenties. Last few days I've had a tight feeling in the front of my chest, like a dull, centralized ache. I suppose it could be muscle pain, I did change my workout routine recently. But I've also found myself really short on breath intermittently. (It's hard to describe, kind of a fluttery, panic attack, 'can't catch your breath,' 'butterfly in my heart' feeling.) Coincidence? Could be. So the question is, should I be running off to see a doctor? I know they say to consult a doctor about ANY chest pain, but who likes to see doctors, and why would my heart be ailing anyway? I'm inclined to pass it off as nothing, but...
What on earth happened to me last night (involving Paxil, chest pains, weird breathing)? (And should I go to the hospital?) [more inside]
Will I be able to tell the difference between the physical symptoms of a panic attack and a heart attack?
ParanoidFilter: For the longest time I've been getting chest pain with my anxiety. Will I be able to tell the difference between the physical symptoms of a panic attack and a heart attack? [more inside]
I often find myself tensing muscles in weird ways, generally in my throat/chest/abdomen. It is uncomfortable, and it makes me feel short of breath, but I keep doing it. How do I stop? [more inside]
Can this be an anxiety attack even though my anxiety/stress has been constant and not sudden? [more inside]
How worried should I be about my current chest pain? [more inside]
I-know-you-aren't-a-doctor-but-filter: I have been exercising for two years...I go to the gym four or five times a week and take a LOT of spin classes-I'm in pretty good shape. At the end of one class this week my chest started hurting (more inside) [more inside]