I'm a 23 yr old male, 6ft and weight 205lbs. I have been experiencing this left side chest pain for over 2 years now. The past year and a half, I have been in the charity system and had multiple test including, echo's, blood work, stress test, holter monitors, ekgs. I recently just got insurance and got established with a family Doc, been seeing hime about 3 months. I've had an ekg, holter monitor, and blood work done through him. He referred me to a cardiologist and he did an ekg and then just pushed it off and said I'm fine. Everyday I have the left side chest pain that is like right over my heart and it's like an intermittent pinching pain. It feels like its coming from my heart. What could be causing this??? Today I had it really bad and my left arm started to ache, which it does sometimes with the chest pain, so I checked my b/p at wal-mart on one of those machines and it said 187/97!!!!! I immediately went to my Doc and they checked it and it was 164/92. Doc listened to my heart and did a physical exam and said don't sound heart related, sounds muscular, just pushed it off, and before I left checked my bp and it was 147/84. How could this be muscular for so long, over 2 years is a long time. And when I feel the pain I can feel my heartbeat get really hard and feels weird. Also my cholestrol was total (245), triglycrides (182), HDL (48) and LDL (160). Please tell me what you think about all the info I gave you and what do you think could be causing all my symptoms and the everyday left side chest pain, with skipped heartbeat sensations. Thanks you so much!!"