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Can you have heart problems at 18?

Yesterday i got home from cutting the lawn and went in my room to gather clothes to take a shower. And all of a sudden as i reached for my clothes i felt a sharp pain in my chest , the kind of pain you feel after you go running and inhale real deep. So i ignored it thinking it would pass, but it didn t. Before long, within 10 mins, i couldn t breath deeply without an even worse pain going down my chest and into my left arm. The pain eventually made its way up the left side of my neck. I couldn t walk with all the pain so i curled up into the corner of the couch for an hour and eventually took a st joseph baby aspirin . An hour after that it felt well enough to where i was able to walk and breath again. Then right after i went outside to watch the fireworks and the further i walked, the worse the pain. I woke up this morning feeling better but the pain is still present with enough physical movement. I m 130 lbs, 20 lbs under weight, i eat healthy, and im a male. I wanted to go to the hospital last nite but my parents thought i was having a panic attack. This feeling was of pain, not of nerves , i know the difference and im still hurting when i inhale deep enough (it hurts like a burning pain in my neck, left side). Could it be a muscle related to the lungs or heart problems? I was told that you don t have nerves or feeling in your heart. My second guess would be fluid in my chest? Anyways, im going to the doctors monday to request an ekg but i wanted to know if anyone had any ideas of what it is before then?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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Dont worry yourself by asking on here, go to the doctors ASAP. I've been going through similar problems and the only way you can get it sorted is by going to the doctors, not by looking out for suggestions about what it could be online, this will worry you more, and probably make the problem worse. I'm / was convinced my problem was heart related but they're constantly telling me it's stress / anxiety, I worried myself real bad by looking up stuff on the internet, please, go to the doctors.
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