Hello Doctor, I Am A 24 Year Old Male That
Most likely anxiety
Hi and welcome.
You symptoms are suggesting anxiety, because some specific heart or lung disorder would have other symptoms such as pain during physical activity, dizziness, pain in left arm, cough or shortness of breath. You may also have gastritis or GERD which is always aggravated by anxiety and stress. Another option is pinched intercostal nerve or muscle. I suggest to take nonsteroid painkiller and 2mg diazepam when you feel pain and rest. If new symptoms develop, work up may be necessary. Wish you good health
Also, is it normal for these anxiety symptoms to prevent you from feeling sleepy at night? It's not common, but there has been instances where I wasn't able to sleep on time because of the feelings in my chest.
Lastly, are anxiety chest pains dangerous in the long-term effect? I ask because the chest does feel warm and I'm hoping it's nowhere near as serious as my brain can make it to be.
Yes, all these symptoms are suggestive of psychosomatic issues.
It may be a combination of GERD, anxiety, and panic attacks. Sleeping difficulties are also commonly seen in these scenarios.
There are no long term negative effects, but stress relieving therapy, dietary and habit changes are required to make you feel better.
Medical therapy is required of there is no improvement and include painkillers, muscle relaxants, and benzodiazepines.
Wish you good health.