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Heart pain only when sitting

Please please help me. I'm 28 and good health. Until this began I used to workout 4 days a week. I weighed 175 lbs. I eat very healthy. I've never smoked. I don't drink ever. I don't drink coffee or do drugs and no anxiety. In late September 2013 I began to get chest pain left of my sternum when sitting down. I will still sit down and within a few minutes begin to have chest pain. The longer I sit the worse the pain is. It is only when sitting. When I stand it will very slowly alleviate. On Nov 22 2013 after weeks of this chest pain while sitting at my desk my heart felt like it stopped then started again. It was painful. I nearly passed out and couldn't breathe very well. For a month after this I had very bad shortness of breathe and had chronic weakness and fatigue and lost almost 20 lbs. as well as a very rapid and hard pounding heart beat. Since that event my heart does not beat the same anymore. I still cannot sit without having pain in my heart. It gets so bad it radiates to my neck, left arm, and left shoulder blade. I have seen two cardiologist. EKG don't show anything nor Xray. I have three children. Someone please please help me.
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It sounds like gerd or muscle problem heart problems usually don't just. Happen only when sitting  IMO more with excersize shortness of breath with excersize is what I see most docs look for you seem to have a little anxiety to I don't know for sure but I know that anxiety brings in some weird stuff you wouldn't think it could its crazy. Ask for and echo good luck
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Hello,
For your symptoms, I suggest you to get an electrocardiogram, blood tests (cardiac markers), cardiac stress testing and stress ECHO done to rule out any cardiac cause of this tightness and chest pain.

Secondly it can be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that can causes belching and burning pain and mimics a heart condition. For this, avoid alcohol or drinks with caffeine in them, chocolate or spicy or greasy foods and instead take cold foods preferably liquids like milk and yoghurt. It also might help to avoid eating or drinking for two hours before you lie down. You may also need antacids and proton pump inhibitor drugs for controlling the stomach acid.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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