I hurt my lower back last week and have been pretty imobile for a week therefore . Even when lying down or standing i have been feeling chest tightness/pressure and some dull pain in my chest. It seems to last for hours and goes away when I sleep. It is not there when I wake but comes later in the day. Oddly I have been able to swim to get excercise in pool but the pain and tightness does not bother me while swimming. can this be angina caused from heart disease or something else? Also, I have been very anxious lately.
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The chest pain could be something simple, like muscle strain, or something serious, like a heart attack.
From what little information you have provided, and given that today is a Sunday, I think you need to seek care at the local Emergency Room. Please bear in mind that this site is not designed to provide treatment for acute problems.
I hate to answer before the doctor does, but I would suggest you get this checked out with an ekg and blood work in a walk-in clinic, if not an emergency room -- an emergency room definitely if you are having any other unusual symptoms, such as shortness of breath or nausea. Angina that occurs with a heart attack can come and go. A heart attack can occur over a few days (a week seems long though), and it's possible to be mobile while you are having the attack -- such that no one would even guess you were having one. This is from personal experience... There are other possible explanations for the pain that may or may not be related to cardiac matters, so please don't be unduly alarmed by my reply!!! Good luck!!!
I guess I should have given more info... I am 33 years old. 6 ft. and 220 lbs. I recently had a stress test 1.5 weeks ago and ran 11 minutes on tread mill while dr. said there is nothing he sees on my ECG that indicates that there is anything to worry about. after he received the nuclear photos the next day he thought there might be a very slight area of the right inferior wall with not as much blood flow after excercise. It could hardly be seen on the photos. He wanted to do a catheterization . I did not want it. Of course, I felt fine and had no problems until after he told me this. Since he told me this, I have been getting these feelings. So I was wondering if it was anxiety.
I have gone to the ER twice before and they found nothing in my workups that indicated anything wrong with my heart. They even kept me overnight for observation.
So I was wondering if this was all in my head and being caused by anxiety. I dont want to go to the ER again just for them to tell me the same thing and send me home with XANAX.
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