About Me: Male, 35, Modesto, CA, member since Jul 2009
I am in the Air Force reserves. I am married and have two daughters. I use to be in great shape, but then I got married and we had children and I didn't work out for awhile. Now I need to get back into shape for the Air Force, but I am having trouble exercising because
[More] I am having painful sharp chest pains when I start to work out. I can feel my heart pounding extremely hard like its going to bust out of my chest, I also have a sharp chest pain that is like a 8.5 out of 10 it is located just left of center of my chest. The pain really starts when I am really about to warm up. It starts to hurt so I have to go back to walking. It's really frustrating because I want to work up a good sweat but I can't. I have seen a cardiologist and he did a stress test, echocardiogram, chest x-ray, ekg, and CT Angio. The stress test had an abnormality, but all the other tests were clear according to the cariologist. Actually this pain with exercise has been going on for awhile, about 3 years ago I had a stress test done also and it had a minor abnomality but the cardiologist said it was nothing.
So now I am taking acid reducer that my doc perscribed, its been about 5 weeks that I have been taking them but I still get the pains with exercise. I am worried that I am going to get into trouble with the air force because I can't get in shape for the physical fitness, because of the chest pains when I run. I want to get more tests done, but it is so expensive so I hope they find out whats wrong soon. I am thinking of getting a new doctor, not sure if that will help.
Hmm... not sure if they symptoms have anything to do with my chest pains but I list all the little things that I have noticed.
- I have difficutly burping
- My legs and arms fall alseep easily
- My blood pressure is a little high, but just barely I think its like the low end of pre-hypertension. I think its like 130/90.
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