Chest pain won't go away (have doubts about reflux)
About 6 months ago, I began having upper right quadrant pain. I still have this pain today. About a month later, I started having chest pain that went down my left arm and up to my teeth. After a couple incidents of it I went to my gen. Dr where I had an EKG done. It came back normal. She sent me to get a endoscopy done. I was diagnosed with Gastritis and prescribed two acid reducers (Pepcid and something else, one in the morning and the other at night). I also had an ultrasound for my Gallbladder which came back normal and a HIDA scan which came back at 35%. The prescription acid reducers do not reduce the center-left chest pain though. I also, out of desperation, take an OTC acid reducer when the pain comes on but it does nothing to make it go away.
My main concern is that about 6 days ago, I came into work and got extremely angry at a situation. I kicked a box and felt better, but a few minutes later I had pain in my chest that radiated all the way down to my fingers. My ring and middle finger tingled. This last maybe less than five minutes. Starting the night before yesterday, the pain came back, going down my left arm. It gets better, then comes back. Both yesterday morning and this morning, I woke up feeling okay, but a few minutes after getting out of bed the chest pain + left arm pain returned. I should add that my throat burns a little, but if it was reflux why would it only hurt when I'm sitting and not laying down? I also haven't eaten anything and I took my prescription reducer.
I'm 22 years old and a male. Both sides of my family have a history of heart attack deaths. I can't think of any other ways someone has died.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.