My boyfriend continues to complain of chest pain and describes it as feeling like an elephant is sitting on his chest. It comes and goes, but has been on-going tonight for at least 8 hours. He doesn't have any other symptoms, just a tight feeling in his chest and difficulty taking a deep breath at times. Any idea what this may be?
At first this sounded like a heart attack...how old is your boyfriend? Is he having an irregular heartbeat or anything? I would call the hospital and talk to somewhere there, or head straight to the hospital and get him checked out. It may not be a full-blown heart attack, just an angina, and the sooner you get to the hospital the better. Don't freak out but just get it checked out. If he feels dizzy, gets breathless, sweaty or his heart beat gets fast or "fluttery" you should go to the hospital. The best thing that can happen is it's a false alarm
Im not a doctor or anything but some people in my family has had that feeling and its either stress which makes it where he can have a heart attach if he dosent take it easy.. he needs to go to the doctor... they can tell him and help him out with whatever it might be.. good luck.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.