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Chest pain in centre of chest, trapped air, overweight. Medical attention required?

I have been experiencing a chest pain , mainly in the centre of my chest. It started whilst I was at work around 5pm. The pain would last about 5seconds then go. I managed to cycle home, but the pain persisted periodically all evening. I m still getting the pains this morning. It feels like trapped air. I m a 42 year old women, over weight, but I exercise five times a week (cycle to work every day and attend the gym 2-3 times a week). Do I need to see my GP or could I pick something up from a chemist?
Asked On : Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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There are a few possibilities in your case firstly it could be a simple gastritis or the other it could be a myocardial ischemia ( heart attack ) .

It is generally difficult to distinguish between the two clinically

The option in your case would be to take an antacid / proton pump inhibitor such as Tab. pantoprazole 40 mg and immediately visit your doctor to rule out M I . Do not strain yourself

You might have to get an E C G and an enzyme test done .

Since your age and body weight are suggestive risk factors you will need to get yourself evaluated at the earliest.

Answered: Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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