What Causes Occasional Episodes Of Chest Pain?
It may be from heart disease
Thanks for your query.
The pain which increases on exertion and relieves on rest is most commonly due to heart disease. Where is this pain located? Predominantly left sided? Then probability of heart disease even higher.
However, other causes are possible, like chest wall muscle or joint problems, pleurisy, etc. So a proper evaluation including ECG, chest radiograph, echocardiogram, may be required.
I would recommend you to visit the VA and not to do self-medication. Once in a while nitroglycerine under the tongue to relieve the pain is OK but not enough.
Hope this helps.
Still could be heart pain
I understand you can't go to a doctor now. But only after examining you the proper dose can be determined. We commonly suggest to our patients 0.3-0.6 mg tabs under the tongue at the first onset of pain and repeated every 5 min for upto 3 times if relief not obtained.