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Fluttering in the chest, pain in the chest and shoulders while breathing. Lightheadedness, palpitation. Any heart problems?

I just had a laughing fit and I had a flutter in my upper chest, which felt like it went into my throat too. Do you know what this could be? Also, I ve had a pain in my left side of my chest and in the same location in my shoulder blade when breathing in and/or taking deep breaths. This wouldn t be the signs of heart disease will it, as I m only 20 years old, I regularly go to the gym, and I ve recently had a 24 hr ECG which came back normal, 7 standard ECG s which came back normal, and 11 blood tests which all came back normal. I had those tests as I had palpitations back in May 2012. Since May, I ve had lightheadedness and funny woozy spells, but after frequent check-ups from my Doctor, I was advised I was fine, and the bloodwork also showed no abnormalities. Do you know what this could be? Thank you!
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to the forum.
Suddenly feeling jittery, chest tightness, light headedness without any cardiac or lung disorder, with no history of smoking, alcohol or drugs points towards anxiety disorder.
To help this problem you can take a few measures-
1.Check your caffeine intake-Avoid drinking too much tea, coffee or cola.
2.Avoid alcohol and cigarette smoking.
3.Try physical exercise like aerobic exercises daily for twenty minutes.
4.Avoid your worries and problems or solve them with the help of your family and friends.
5. Learn controlled breathing.
6. Do simple relaxation exercises like yoga, meditation, etc.
You can also discuss the problem with your GP who will help you in choosing a good antianxiety drug with low day time sedation.
I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Welcome to the forum.
Palpitations or arhymthmias are abnormal heart beats, either too slow or too fast.
Normally the 'electrical current' that controls the heart rate starts at one point and flow through the rest of the heart along a certain pathway.
As the heart works harder and faster, it loses some of its efficiency and there may be temporary and reversible impaired supply to the organs such as the brain-dizziness or lightheadedness occurs.
Treatment depends on the cause of the problem .
I hope this is helpful to you.
consult me again directly through my profile .
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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