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    Hi, I’ve been having a pain in the left side of my chest since I was around the age of 7, my mother took me to my GP when I was 8 however he did not belive me and called me a liar to my mother. However since then they have been been getting more frequent within the past few months. Every now and again, when I breathe in deeply the left side of my chest, possibly my heart, feels a burning pain like someone is sticking needles into it, the only the way to get rid of it is to then breathe in deeply a few times, this is extremely painful, it doesn’t not hurt when I take shallow breaths but then I cannot breathe properly. This has been occurring for over ten years and does not seem to be getting any better. Does anyone know what this could be?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi, I’ve been having a pain in the left side of my chest since I was around the age of 7, my mother took me to my GP when I was 8 however he did not belive me and called me a liar to my mother. However since then they have been been getting more frequent within the past few months. Every now and again, when I breathe in deeply the left side of my chest, possibly my heart, feels a burning pain like someone is sticking needles into it, the only the way to get rid of it is to then breathe in deeply a few times, this is extremely painful, it doesn’t not hurt when I take shallow breaths but then I cannot breathe properly. This has been occurring for over ten years and does not seem to be getting any better. Does anyone know what this could be?
    Very unusual for GP to call you a liar.

    Call 111
    or go and see the nurse or a new GP.

    Could be heartburn, but you should get it checked for peace of mind.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi, I’ve been having a pain in the left side of my chest since I was around the age of 7, my mother took me to my GP when I was 8 however he did not belive me and called me a liar to my mother. However since then they have been been getting more frequent within the past few months. Every now and again, when I breathe in deeply the left side of my chest, possibly my heart, feels a burning pain like someone is sticking needles into it, the only the way to get rid of it is to then breathe in deeply a few times, this is extremely painful, it doesn’t not hurt when I take shallow breaths but then I cannot breathe properly. This has been occurring for over ten years and does not seem to be getting any better. Does anyone know what this could be?
    Not a very doctor thing to do, but sometimes doctors can think kids are making things up or confused about what they are feeling.
    Anyway, you are older now, you know that you are in pain and you know it's not normal. Go see your GP and talk to them about it. Remember to say how long it's been going on for.

    It is possible it's something like heartburn or indigestion so you might like to try taking an over the counter relief like tumms or gaviscon to see if that helps. Given that it's been going on for a long time though I would definitely get it checked by your GP to check there's no issues that need investigating.

    There are so many potential causes for pain that if they last a while you should really get it checked to be sure.
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    Not a very doctor thing to do, but sometimes doctors can think kids are making things up or confused about what they are feeling.
    Anyway, you are older now, you know that you are in pain and you know it's not normal. Go see your GP and talk to them about it. Remember to say how long it's been going on for.

    It is possible it's something like heartburn or indigestion so you might like to try taking an over the counter relief like tumms or gaviscon to see if that helps. Given that it's been going on for a long time though I would definitely get it checked by your GP to check there's no issues that need investigating.

    There are so many potential causes for pain that if they last a while you should really get it checked to be sure.
    Some doctors are just horrific and don't care one iota about their patients.
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    Some doctors are just horrific and don't care one iota about their patients.
    Unfortunately that's true, but a lot of the time it's more that they misunderstand than that they genuinely don't care.
 
 
 
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