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On going chest pain for a very long time

I have been experiencing chest pain for about 9 months now. The chest pain usually lasts for seconds but sometimes up to 3 minutes and isnt the sort of pain described in heart attacks. Its a really weired and changing pain around my chest at specific places, usually small areas, and is usually towards the left side of my chest and sometimes right. Sometimes the pain is sharp and sometimes its not. Sometimes theres a burning sensation but im sure i dont have heart burn as my doctor has done alot and that hasnt got anywhere.
Also, I have had a cough for very long but not as long as the pain --- however i believe my coughs are because of a very itchy throat and they are not chesty coughs that you get when you have a lung infection and im not coughing up blood.
I am only 17 - and the closest I have come to smoking is doing shisha (arabic style bong with flavoured tabacco ususally 0% tar) around 8 times max.
I have had a chest X-ray without any problems and also various types of blood tests without problems.
However this chest pain is really woorying me and i just dont know what to do
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I've been having chronic chest pain as well...for just over 6 months now.
For me, the pain feels more like my sternum and ribs are bruised or sore. The soreness is pretty manageable...by massaging the area of taking ibuprofen.
Sometimes, however, there is also a sharp sudden pain in various places - sometimes the left and sometimes the right side.
Sometimes I've also experienced shortness of breath usually at night when I lie down to sleep. I'm a 22 year old female and I don't smoke. I try to convince myself it's just anxiety.
I hope things get better for you - maybe knowing there's someone out there with similar symtoms (symptoms) will help?
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I am a male I get it too, i am getting it as I star this message then when I thought about saying that I just got the pain switched to the other (right) side. I belive this pain is psycosimatic for me and based on excessive optomism. Because if it is not then I belive I would change what I was doing my thoughts or actions. The body I belive is trying to tell me somthing? Any thoughts
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For 16 days I have been having deep chest pain in my heart area. On a scale from 1-10, it usually stays at around 3-4, but several times a day it shoots up to a 7.  I went to the ER, and was admitted to the hospital for 2 days, where I underwent all the heart tests, EKG, Stress Test, took pictures of my arteries, 2 chest x-rays,. and they said whatever it is, its not my heart. Yet, I know for a fact that this aching pain is coming from the heart.  It does not hurt when I breath, I do not have shortness of breath. I do have shallow breathing however. I have no cough, and have not had a cold or the flu in 30+ years. They told me if the pain continues to come back in 2 weeks, and undergo further tests, such as a CT scan, for bloodclots, or for embolism. I dont have any of the signs of purmatory embolism but they want to test anyways. The best way to describe this is like a migrane (migraine) headache in my heart area. It never goes away. And 20 years ago, I had costocondritus, which is inflamation (inflammation) of the rib  cartilage, and I can tell you, this is 100% different. Its not the sharp, unable to breath pain. So for 2 weeks, this has been ongoing. Then on Saturday, I woke up, and the pain on my heart side was gone, but I had massive pain on my other side. This was the kind of pain that I had when I had the costocondritus, hard to breathe, almost felt like a pulled muscle. Then superbowl sunday, I woke up, and ALL pain was gone.  Monday morning, the pain is back on my heart side, the aching, deep, very deep chest pain in heart area.  Im 46 yrs old, never smoked, dont drink.. Then just today, I felt my face becoming flush, and very hot, almost like circulation was being cut off, almost felt like it does when you take a high dose of Niacin. Im really getting scared now.  My bloodpressure is normally very low, 110/64, and Ive never had high bloodpressure. The doctors in the hospital want me back.  Has anybody ever had this problem? I am not going on 20 days with this pain..
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hello, I have this problem too. I have it really bad when I use the computer too much and the middle finger does all the clicking. it gets really bad with sharp pains all over stinging, hotness, numbness shaking the arm, all on the left side. After a few days of leaving the computer alone it goes away. It is scarry though because it hurts the whole left arm, middle finger and I think that nerve goes to the heart and back area. I have a lingering back spine pain right behind the heart and it affects my heart. and my whole left upershoulder and back is hot (like icey hot) the left arm would be numb. I went to the doctor and they did their usual ekg which upsetted me often because I told them to do a different kind of test and they keep saying this tells them what they need to know. I tell them please don't let my heart go bad. I do know that that carpotunnel issue will make you think you are having bad heart problems. I hope this helps. try and see if you have a pattern when you are on your computer. I am in horrible discomfort as I am typing this.
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