I am eighteen years old. I ve been getting (for lack of a better descripstion) chest spasm for the last year. They are usually quick, sharp pains through the upper chest and leave within minutes. During my last month of school, one day they became much more. I could hardly breathe, I nearly collapsed, my chest was tightenting and the pain was shooting through my chest without any pause. For some odd reason, the nurse measure my blood pressure . It was 145/118. I didn t know anything about blood pressure, but an hour later when she sent me to class, a teacher asked what she d done and expressed concern over the numbers. Since then, it hasn t gotten that bad. I still get the chest spasms, but they re like they were to begin with. I m wondering if I should go to a doctor , though.