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What is the reason for regular pain in the chest and breathlessness at times ?

I have been having this pain in the middle of my chest since last night. Right in the center. Not a crippling pain it just feels like something is squeezing my heart or blocking it. I feel light headed and a little dizzy but it doesnt prevent me from working or doing what i have to do daily. i m 18 years old so i dont think its a heart attack , but what is it. its really getting me worried. a couple weeks ago my heart would beat strange like if 2 stop for a second and i would have 2 catch my breath . now this dull pain in the chest. WHAT IS IT?
Wed, 11 Jan 2012
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Hi welcome to healthcare magic forum

As you know heart attack is not common at your age.. do not get worried.. but just get a ECG done to rule out cardiac disorders... symptoms suggestive of acute gastritis, avoid spicy food, coffee, tea,stop alcohol and smoking if so.. antacids is sufficient for gastritis....
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