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    Mods, please leave this anonymous as I would rather my health issues were kept private, thanks .

    So here's the thing, I'm a 21 year old male, non smoker, non drinker, non drug user. I've recently moved down to London and have been having some strange pains in my chest for about 3 or 4 weeks. It's not a sharp or crippling sort of pain, rather a tingling pain that seems to move around the left side of my chest.

    About a week after they started I went to a walk in NHS clinic to get checked. The nurse ran all the tests - heart trace, blood pressure, pulse, asthma etc... everything came back perfect. She said it is highly unlikely to be anything heart related, but if the problem persisted then I should get myself to A&E for further reassurance.

    2 weeks later I did this - had a heart trace, blood pressure etc etc from the nurse there, then a consultation with the doctor who said that all my stats were perfectly normal, and that I shouldn't worry as it's nothing immediately threatening. He said I should see my GP for a further opinion if I wanted, maybe to get a referral to a specialist.

    I did this today, my GP ran all the same tests again, again... squat! He was unsure as to what the problem was, in fact, he prescribed me with some very mild antidepressants which are supposed to be good at blocking unwanted nerve signals... :confused:

    What the hell is causing this weird tingly pain in my chest? Is it my nerves? Is it anxiety? Is it all in my head?!

    Would appreciate advice if anyone has had a similar feeling.

    Thanks
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    Why do you need to use the anon function for a thread like this ?

    It could be nerves , seeing as the anit-depressants cut on unwanted nerve signals , that's all I can think of though.


    Hope it gets better
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    To be fair if the gp is unsure as to what it is, we dont stand much of a better idea as to what it could be.

    Try the antidepressants like you GP has suggested if they dont work then go back and see if you can see a specialist.
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    (Original post by Maximum Velocity)
    Why do you need to use the anon function for a thread like this ?

    It could be nerves , seeing as the anit-depressants cut on unwanted nerve signals , that's all I can think of though.


    Hope it gets better
    Thanks. The reason I use anon is because a lot of my friends use TSR and I really don't want my health concerns to become public knowledge. I don't want unnecessary attention from people you see :o:
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    Your heart's in the middle of your chest, btw.
    My grandma gets this all the time, it's called wind :p: Stretching generally helps her (but please, do it alone :lolwut:)
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    (Original post by tom_tom_tom)
    To be fair if the gp is unsure as to what it is, we dont stand much of a better idea as to what it could be.

    Try the antidepressants like you GP has suggested if they dont work then go back and see if you can see a specialist.
    Just thought I'd see if anyone had had a similar sort of problem before really...

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Antimatter)
    Your heart's in the middle of your chest, btw.
    My grandma gets this all the time, it's called wind :p: Stretching generally helps her (but please, do it alone :lolwut:)
    The heart isn't always in the middle of the chest. Who told you this ?
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    (Original post by Maximum Velocity)
    The heart isn't always in the middle of the chest. Who told you this ?
    Well, 2/3 is to the left, 1/3 is to the right of the sternum. Point is, it's not as far left as some people think, we only hear it to the left because it's hard to feel through bone. Unless, like, you're pregnant or something (but then why be prescribed an SSRI...
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    Maybe you've scratched your lung some how. As you breathe the lung moves around so thats why the pain moves.
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    I've always had these weird chest pains and not really taken much notice of it, then it started happening quite often and I decided to research it a bit more and found this, which seems to be very similar to what I've been experiencing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precordial_catch_syndrome

    Sound anything like your problem?
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    i get sort of sharp or tingly pains in my chest aswell, but i havent been to see a doc yet. its just a bit more worrying as i also get blue&cold feet and hands, dizzy, and out of breath when i am just sat on the sofa
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    Woah - someone who went to a number of professionals before asking tsr what to do?!
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    Heart burn? :ninja:
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    (Original post by Antimatter)
    Your heart's in the middle of your chest, btw.
    My grandma gets this all the time, it's called wind :p: Stretching generally helps her (but please, do it alone :lolwut:)
    Right in the middle chest, no. A couple of inches left of that, yes.

    Though you're pretty much right about wind. Usually if it's heart related the neck and left arm begin to suffer pain too.
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    It might be the change of atmosphere.

    I moved from Birmingham to Bedfordshire when I was younger and was coughing and sneezing for weeks. The same happened when I moved back.

    Try the anti-depressants and if they don't wrk then ask to see the specialist
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    Mods, please leave this anonymous as I would rather my health issues were kept private, thanks .

    So here's the thing, I'm a 21 year old male, non smoker, non drinker, non drug user. I've recently moved down to London and have been having some strange pains in my chest for about 3 or 4 weeks. It's not a sharp or crippling sort of pain, rather a tingling pain that seems to move around the left side of my chest.

    About a week after they started I went to a walk in NHS clinic to get checked. The nurse ran all the tests - heart trace, blood pressure, pulse, asthma etc... everything came back perfect. She said it is highly unlikely to be anything heart related, but if the problem persisted then I should get myself to A&E for further reassurance.

    2 weeks later I did this - had a heart trace, blood pressure etc etc from the nurse there, then a consultation with the doctor who said that all my stats were perfectly normal, and that I shouldn't worry as it's nothing immediately threatening. He said I should see my GP for a further opinion if I wanted, maybe to get a referral to a specialist.

    I did this today, my GP ran all the same tests again, again... squat! He was unsure as to what the problem was, in fact, he prescribed me with some very mild antidepressants which are supposed to be good at blocking unwanted nerve signals... :confused:

    What the hell is causing this weird tingly pain in my chest? Is it my nerves? Is it anxiety? Is it all in my head?!

    Would appreciate advice if anyone has had a similar feeling.

    Thanks
    Hi OP, have you been suffering from stress recently? Any big event happened or happening? How have you been coping in London? You might subcontiously be quite stressed, or suffering from anxiety. I had anxiety which brought out similar pains to what you describe, after moving away from home to University. It got better when I learned to handle my stress better, and now It only really comes back if I get stressed.
 
 
 
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