Heart Disease Community
Constant Chest Tightness
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Constant Chest Tightness

Please take time to read my post. thanks.

For the past year i have been have chest tightness, until about  two months ago i started to get the chest pain everyday all day. I am 22yrs old 5'8 205 pounds, I exercise often(walking, occasional run, basketball), I eat good healthy foods most of the time, and Im in pretty good shape. I was however a heavy drug user for 5 years, smoked, drank, pills, narcotics. I quit smoking a couple of months ago and I no longer do any drugs, and i drink in moderation from time to time. So Last december when the chest tightness first came, I paniced and went to the hospital, they took blood tests, and diagnosed me with Gastritis and peptic ulcers. I went on couple of months with the tightness comin and going. I however in august began getting the tightness bad everyday, sometimes felt squeezing, pressure all in my Left Chest under my Left Breast. I went to the ER one day cause during work i began getting the squeezing tightness feeling, I thought i was gonna have a heart attack. They took EKG and Chest Xrays, both normal. They gave me a Vikoden for the pain and it went away for a couple of hours.  A week later from that I went back to the ER for the same reason, Doc did EKG again and it was normal, this time i was diagnosed with Anxeity and panic disorder. Now ever since then I get chest tightness everyday and it varies. The only things that releives the Tightness is Sleep, and Heavy Exercise(running, lifting weights) But maybe and hour or two after the tightness comes back. I also sometimes get tightness in middle of my stomach. I am now starting to worry a bit.  The tightness feeling gives me anxiety. Im fine when i dont feel it. I dont know what starts it.  I am now reading that tightness is a good indicator of Heart Disease. I have insurance but is only accepted in ER's. PLZ someone offer me some good information. Thank you
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1391090750
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
keltan commented on Attention All Mouth B...
22 mins ago
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
amit2k8animator commented on Attention All Mouth B...
52 mins ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ejoli commented on HectorSF's status
2 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1391090750
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA