It's really hard to say. Angina
can present itself in many different ways. It sounds like it could be heartburn
or even chest wall pain. Angina is usually not positional in nature. People that have chest wall pain are usually given an NSAID (Motrin
) to see if that relieves the pain. You can try an antiacid (Prevacid
) to see if that relieves the pain.
If you have pain with exertional activities that goes away when you rest, this is more concerning for heart pain. Do you have risk factors for heart disease? Age? Smoker? Hypertention? Are you diabetic? Family history of heart problems? Those are all questions your doctor will want to know if you are concerned it could be your heart.
Otherwise, I'd mention to your doctor next time you are in for a physical (unless this is something that keeps recurring, then I'd make an appointment sooner.) And get a baseline EKG.
Hope this helps!