For three years now I have been dealing with a really uncomfortable tingling/tickling sensation in my heart area that comes and goes. Because I have a number of other chronic symptoms, this hasn't been at the top of my worry list. I've mentioned it as part of other appointments, but that's about it. It's really hard for me to even explain, so that makes it challenging to pursue. It's really strong today, though, so it's quite upsetting.
As best as I can explain this symptom, it is a very uncomfortable sensation deep behind my left breast, and it does seem to radiate beyond that area too, like around my shoulder and armpit. It's almost like I'm being tickled with a feather in there and it's irritating a nerve---that's really the only way I can think to describe it, although even that doesn't capture it. It is especially upsetting because it is in the heart area. I do see a cardiologist once a year for regular follow up regarding palps, and I've mentioned it before, but it is such a vague / hard-to-describe complaint that it hasn't raised her concern. I have my annual appointment in a couple weeks, so I will mention it again.
Today I've began speculating that I could have a lack of oxygen to my heart causing this feeling. If you have read my posts lately, I have enough health stuff on my mind that I don't need to add this to the mix. But it is such a scary feeling, even though it is not painful. I am trying to be calm about it and just keep in mind that I can bring it up again at my upcoming appointment. I hope I am wrong thinking it could be heart-related. I just don't know what to make of it.