I get 4 kinds of pains,regularly, and have had 3 of for them about 7 years or so.
1. General fluttering. Happens for brief spells,10 or 20 seconds. Heart seems to not beat at all and then picks up like a machine gun. Really only feel it when lying down trying to sleep. Not nervously checking but just sort of passively. Through the neck sometimes even. You just notice it and it keeps you up. The least painful.
2. Radianting discomfort on left breast area. All over the left side. Its not agonizing pain but its a wide area inflammation mixed with a little feeling of pressure. Very long duration though. If it happens I'm not sleeping or focused on anything and this happens anytime anywhere with no trigger. Vague,could be acid/gerd but it doesn't accompany any of the other symptoms like reflux/upchuck of it/gas. Happens often.
3. This one is the one that literally makes me scream and clinch my chest. On about the right side of my left breast I get a very concentrated pain. Not burning, or inflammation sensation but more an intense pressure. Its as if my whole left side was folded into the space a penny would occupy and on that spot is what hurts. Intense pressure on a small concentrated spot and it feels as if my heart is beating so fast like a bullet bouncing between an enclosure in that spot only. It lasts about 2-3 minutes at full pain, and lets up in time for about 10-20 minutes to be gone totally. It gets me up,sweating,clinching,teeth locked,swearing and checking my bp to find out my pulse isn't the perceived 999 but 90's-100 but my bp is of course elevated.
This is the one that if I don't get mental focus I can lose myself in it and feed its intensity. I'm usually calm before these happen.Happens once every month or two now.
4. Radiating pain on left armpit. Somewhat tender to the touch but no lumps felt. The whole pit.High/low and in between. Swollen,inflammed, burning. Feels a lot like #2 pain. Lasts for hours.Happens often. Also happens the exact same way sometimes on the right armpit but left far more often. Often accompanies #2 pain. I've had this for a little over a year relentlessly. I can count on it ruining the day every day, most all day.
I was told I had mild arrythmia and it was common for my age by a doctor 7 or so years ago when I had everything checked out after the first time it happened, was worsened by my first panic attack and got the full works done. No stroke,no attack, no tissue damage found. Expensive, scary, and no clues gained to diagnosis.
I get little sleep, often 2-3 full days with none ,the pain stresses me out pretty bad sometimes to the point of light insanity.
Blood pressure runs normal.120/80 +/-5 through most the day If I check it when in pain from symptoms the top can go 140 and the bottom 90 worse I can recall.
Pulse (from bp machine) hangs around 72-94 most of the day. Upper 90's low 100's if I check it during the worst of it. Unsure of RHR. Norm range is mid 80's.
Not diabetic. I have had glucose checked
I have had these symptoms for over 7 years.
A lot more info below hope can help at least give
Age 25,M, ~180 lbs. Father, grandfather diabetes and heart disease. Parkinsons on mothers side. No otherwise special health concerns, no regular prescriptions.
Decade + long chain smoker (approx 20 - 30 depending on sleeplessness). Shred and roll my own to remove secondary damage from industrial additives at least as I lack the willpower to quit. Tried e-cigs,patches,gum,chantix (which helped give me some suicidal notions at the time) No go for now.
3~ mugs of coffee a day
Lifelong G.E.R.D. almost eradicated it by removing almost all dairy and wheat from diet.Very familiar with heartburn pains/acid reflux. Only presents itself now sometimes with alcohol.
No beer,sodas,opiates,narcotics,pot (panic is not a friend with chest pain in my experience),avoid sugar and opt for stevia/honey,no fast/junk food. Diet mostly cleanly, fruits,meat,vegetables.
I do drink to alleviate pain when symptoms happen. Sometimes to prevent, and sometimes just because but not @ abuse levels or frequency. Usually 375ml~ of 40% on a night when it occurs to numb and dumb myself out in hopes of getting sleep or at least having a better time being up.
Daily I take
-Fish oil- supplement
-Valerian root liquid extract to minimize panics role in place of getting a benzo addicition.
-St johns wort liquid extract ^
-Hawthorne berry liquid extract -hopeful heart regularity.
As for g.e.r.d I also sleep elevated on a wedge pillow.
Past month I have had large cysts develop on the back of my ear on both ears (different times). The space just below the hardest bone where it connects to the neck. Not acne, they don't pop they just swell up to large mm's and go away in time.