|box of rain|
Hi, I have been having chest pains for the last 5 months and have seen two general practioners and a chiropractor and no one seems to be able to figure out what is wrong. Thought at first it was a pulled muscle but after 5 months they decided it wasn't that. I went to a doctor last week and she checked out my heart and gave me an EKG and said everything seemed fine in that department. The chirpractor said it was probably and a problem with an internal organ and to go see an internalist which will probably be my next move but I was wondering if any doctors out there ever seen this or any runners ever experience anything like this. It is a sharp pain that comes randomly throughout the day. When it started it was initially just on my right side but is now right, left and center of the chest. Continues to steadily get worse. Feels like maybe I have over developed my lungs and they are pushing into my chest but not sure if that is possible but that is kind of what it feels like. Ok thanks alot for any info...
|I got my medical degree online|
1. Acid reflux. This shows up in lots of ways, sometimes with sharp pains. Talk to your doctor about trying Prilosec or another acid reducer.
2. Esophageal spasm. I have these occasionally, and they hurt like hell. They're sometimes triggered by acid reflux.
|the big swede|
1.) costochindritis was my initial reflex thought
2.) gallbladder disease (cholecystitis- have you had any labwork done?)
3.) GERD- reflux as previously described
4.) stomach ulcer
5.) pneumothorax (have you had a chest xray?)
6.) muscle spasms
7.) referred pain from diaphragm
8.) cardiac etiology
9.) intermittent volvulus
10.) internal hernia- omentum or diaphragmatic
11.0 multitudes more
-that is quite a nonspecific complaint to be completely honest. good luck.
I have a similar pain but it only comes about after 2-2.5 miles of racing or intervals. Once in a blue moon it will pop up on an easy run but usually it is darn close to 2.5 miles of hard running (~5:00 pace).
I thought it was heart but it's really shortness of breath and it seems very plausable that it is GI related.
I'll pack a piece of gum to pop at 2 miles - any other thoughts or similar experiences?