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I have heart stomach pain. I was a smoker and drinker

I am a 30 year-old female. Not overweight . No history of heart disease in family. Ex-smoker, ex-binge drinker in my 20 s. Now lead healthy lifestyle. Have weird pains in my chest or stomach. I am not sure which - kind of just where the bra sits under boobs. Dull, heavy pain. Have had chest pains on and off for a year. Get clammy and panicky when the pains start. Been to a few docs. Had numerous EKG s, thorough blood tests etc. Am apparently very healthy. Every doc seems to think it is psychosomatic as I have previously suffered from quite severe anxiety/somatoform (hypochondria) disorders. Maybe my response level panic is high, but the pain is REAL and quite annoying/scary as well as actually quite painful. Do any other women get chest pains before your period? I am now monitoring to see if it usually happens around that time of the month or not? Has anyone experienced this kind of thing? How worried should I be? Don t advise me to go to a doc, because I am going next week.
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Your chest pains might be due to anxiety attacks, heartburn, and even gallstones. Anxiety is exhibited with cold, clammy sweaty palsms with SOBand even chest pains. I'm sure the doctors did an EKG when you had the chest pains. Now they have a base line. And for subsequesnt EKG; they will be able to compare them and evaluate for any changes. to determine any cardiac ischemia. Another possible cause for this pain that you might consider is IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. No, chest pains are usually not correlated with menstruation Although stress, anxietry, headaches and other PMS symptoms. like mood swings and bloating.and water retention. are.
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