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An Elephant Sitting On His Chest?....
My boyfriend continues to complain of chest pain and describes it as feeling like an elephant is sitting on his chest. It comes and goes, but has been on-going tonight for at least 8 hours. He doesn't have any other symptoms, just a tight feeling in his chest and difficulty taking a deep breath at times. Any idea what this may be?
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1745647 tn?1394108876
At first this sounded like a heart attack...how old is your boyfriend? Is he having an irregular heartbeat or anything? I would call the hospital and talk to somewhere there, or head straight to the hospital and get him checked out. It may not be a full-blown heart attack, just an angina, and the sooner you get to the hospital the better. Don't freak out but just get it checked out. If he feels dizzy, gets breathless, sweaty or his heart beat gets fast or "fluttery" you should go to the hospital. The best thing that can happen is it's a false alarm
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It is known as 'soldiers heart' (Da costa syndrome). Not a serious problem but do get checked to be sure.
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1773743 tn?1314212374
Im not a doctor or anything but some people in my family has had that feeling and its either stress which makes it where he can have a heart attach if he dosent take it easy.. he needs to go to the doctor... they can tell him and help him out with whatever it might be.. good luck.
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