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Throbbing dull ache in right side of chest. Cardiac arrest?
« on: January 29, 2014, 08:39:25 PM »
For the first time in my life, i felt a throbbing dull ache on the right side of my chest last night. It lasted for about 2 minutes and just went away.

It felt it was like an achy heartbeat on my right breast.

Now i woke up this morning and ate breakfast. And again, the same ache came back on the same spot and lasted for around 2 minutes. :(

The pain does not travel. From a scale, the pain was like 3 out of 10. It can pinpoint the spot of the ache.

I am scared that i will have a heart attack or cardiac arrest at the age of 23 :( is this a sign?

I've been feeling really gassy and been burping for the past few days but i dont think gas can cause a throbbing pain like that.

I did not have shortness of breath or anything. Doctors think i am too young to go on a cardiac test. Had cbc with differential count last december and it went perfectly fine. Other than that, no other scary symptoms. :(
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Re: Throbbing dull ache in right side of chest. Cardiac arrest?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 08:42:33 PM »
You would feel MUCH more pain and also have breathing problems if you were having a Heart Attack.
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Re: Throbbing dull ache in right side of chest. Cardiac arrest?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 09:16:44 PM »
Gallbladder/gastro issues are more likely.
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Re: Throbbing dull ache in right side of chest. Cardiac arrest?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 10:34:53 PM »
Thanks for the replies.

Now I am in panic as well as I am deathly scared of gallbladder issues as well :traurig001:
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Re: Throbbing dull ache in right side of chest. Cardiac arrest?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 11:54:58 PM »
I don't know where your gallbladder fears came from, so I am NOT diminishing them in any way.  But, both my mom and her sister had to have their gall bladders removed and it wasn't a major deal at all.  Both were in pretty bad pain for a short time, but the doctors knew exactly what was wrong, gall bladders removed, and no worse for the wear.  I am definitely nervous about feeling that kind of pain, but reassured that it seems to be a pretty common procedure.
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Re: Throbbing dull ache in right side of chest. Cardiac arrest?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2014, 06:38:18 PM »
Thank you beedot.

Ack, I just don't feel comfortable about going through a procedure like that. I've always been scared of my gall bladder as well too.

How about this chest thing? Sometimes I feel I cannot just shake it off that it's really the heart. :( I hope I am not the only one who had this :(
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Re: Throbbing dull ache in right side of chest. Cardiac arrest?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2014, 11:00:21 PM »
Yes, my apologies.  I forgot to address your original question!

I can't be 100 percent certain, but this sounds like similar pains I have had.  I get dull aches in my chest alllll the time.  Sometimes I'm able to shrug them off, but if I'm feeling anxious, I always think it's a heart problem.  I have had them constantly for weeks at a time before.  I still sometimes think it is my heart, but there's no way I could have had this much discomfort for this long with nothing else happening.

If you've had the tests, and they've come out clear, all signs point to you being ok.  Hard to accept that, I know, but that's part of the struggle we are all fighting.
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Re: Throbbing dull ache in right side of chest. Cardiac arrest?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2014, 09:03:41 AM »
I think I get that too sometimes. I figured I would be dead right now if it were something serious!
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Re: Throbbing dull ache in right side of chest. Cardiac arrest?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2014, 09:24:54 AM »
Your heart is on the LEFT side first of all, and secondly heart attacks don't last for 2 minutes.
And yes, gas CAN cause that.
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Re: Throbbing dull ache in right side of chest. Cardiac arrest?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2014, 03:39:33 AM »
Thank you BeeDot, burgundy, and sunlover.

The throbbing pain hasn't come back in a while. I still have gastro issues so that might be it.
I'll keep in mind the things you told me and hopefully I can get through this. Hopefully it won't happen again!  :sick0002:
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Re: Throbbing dull ache in right side of chest. Cardiac arrest?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2014, 07:55:00 AM »
jvrbx - if it comes back try taking a Pepcid twice a day for a while or Zantac.   
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