hi i am a male 18 years old and im having a problem with my chest it feels like a sharp pain that comes and goes in my left side right under my chest muscle and my ribs and back muscle are sore if i press down on my left side sometimes the sharp pain goes to my right side of my chest also i have recently stoped smoking i have not smoked in over 15 days and i was having an anxiety problem but thats not bad anymore sometimes when i get up my heart races though i went to the hospital but all the test came out good i had an i think its called ekg and blood work and a urine sample but that came up with nothing and im wondering why my muscles could be sore when i havent worked out lately well thats all i can think of besides i get bad head aches everyday and sorry about my writing i was always bad in english.
Even without exertion you can still get twinges in the chest area due to chronic tension of the area. Check when you breathe, is your tummy rising and falling or is your chest rising and falling? If it is your chest then you are shallow breathing because your chest muscles are tense. They can then spasm (the pains you feel). Try to concentrate on breathing from your tummy for a few minutes a few times a day. Good luck with everything.
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