I have been having strange pains in my left chest area. It is like thumping inside (under armpit, above/under left breast, heart, down left arm). The thumping/palpitating sensation stops me dead in my tracks. I also have burning/stinging pains. Hurts worse if I breathe deep.I notice my heart skips beats & my heart rate goes up/down. I am constantly holding the left side of my chest. I've noticed when I swallow a drink, I feel it go down my throat but then veers off to the left over my heart & goes down under my left breast. I was diagnosed w a Hiatal hernia in 08. Could it have worsened? 2 weeks of every month my breasts hurt- pinching/burning pain. Ive always had mild tenderness with my cycle, but since May, it has been unbearable. I also had breast implants in 05. I first had them under my muscle/saline. Replaced them with silicone/on top of the muscle in 07. I had them completely removed in 08. total of 5 surgeries. Could there be a chance I am having complications from that now? I've had itchy skin in my upper back/neck/chest/breast/ abdomen/upper arms, accompanied by spots. Intuitively, this itching/rash indicates something going on internally. I had an appointment to get an endoscopy last week with my gastroenterologist but when I told him about these feelings he said it had to be canceled, get cardio clearance before doing it. The apt with the cardiologist isn't for 2 weeks, but I am worse every day- throbbing headaches, nausea, unable to eat, disorientation, I feel/hear ticks all along my spine/back of my neck, with pain. I wake up gasping for breath, cant feel my movements, just feeling overall ill. These symptoms have been going on since May. The ticks along my spine is recent (Oct) & thumping/pain in my left chest area started 2 weeks ago,I am very in touch with my body, and I KNOW something isn't right. I need some guidance/advice.