Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
pulling sensation in left side of chest
I have a pulling sensation on the left side above my heart.  It hurts when I reach for something, comb my hair but especially when I bend over.  it comes on as a quick pull no pain.  I am taking metoprolol that was initially given to me for a fast heart rate due to my thyroid med. being off.  My doc adjusted my medication but kept me on metoprolol due to the fact I have severe panic/anxiety disorder and PTSD which keeps my heart within normal range.  I'm wondering if this pulling co9uld be from the metro. I have been on it for about a year and a half to two years.  Any suggestions or ideas as what this pulling could be?  thanks
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
875426 tn?1325532016
Look up the symptoms of costochondritis and see if that sounds like it might be the problem?  Try to see if there is a pinpointed area of your chest that is sore to the gentle pressure of your fingers.  Please let me know if you find one?
Comment
Cancel
875426 tn?1325532016
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Thank you for your comment and info.  I went to the docs. today and you were right. I showed him the area where it hurt.  He pressed on it and I jumped because it was very uncomfortable.  He said he didn't think it was my heart but exactly the condition you had suggested to me.  He gave me a prescription for the discomfort.  Thanks again.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
875426 tn?1325532016
You're welcome!

So glad it wasn't more serious, though I know it can be quite painful!  You might, in addition to your prescription from your doctor,  want to see if moist heat soothes the area at all & if you can, try to rest the area for a few days.  

Also, I don't know if you are like me, but if you lean your elbow on a chair or anything like that, this can aggravate my costochondritis when I am having a bout of it.  So if you find out you are doing something you didn't realize that may be aggravating the condition, of course, you will want to try to avoid it.  :0)
Comment
Cancel
875426 tn?1325532016
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar universal
Blank
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Avatar universal
Blank
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous commented on stilltrying1965's status
May 29
Avatar m tn
Blank
JCB1606 cautiously optimistic Comment
May 27
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous commented on cast out
May 26
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar universal
Blank
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Avatar universal
Blank
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank