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Offline MissFreaky

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pain deep in left side of chest under breast
« on: December 27, 2011, 06:18:47 PM »
Hi all, I would really like somebody to let me know if they understand what I am going thru.
I have GERD and have been taking PPI's for a couple of years.  still, even tho I take meds, it will sometimes flare up a bit.
the last couple of months I have noticed a discomfort/pain which i describe as follows:   deep inside my chest, under left breast, near to my esophagus.  It is not in my stomach.  I will feel the pain if I bend over or if I twist my upper body or if I cough a lot.  I don't get the pain if I breath deep but sometimes when I exhale forcefully or when I'm relaxing I may feel it a bit.  REcently I have been coughing a lot cuz I have a cold.  so I guess I am feeling it more.   can anybody relate to this?  or does anybody think it is something more serious?  of course I am thinking I have esophagus cancer or lung cancer or something.   any words of support would be greatly appreciated :)
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Re: pain deep in left side of chest under breast
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 07:35:10 PM »
I get something like that sometimes I have GERD and a hiatal hernia so air sometimes gets stuck there and it causes A LOT of discomfort!!! It scared me so many times i went to the ER for it and they said there was nothing wrong probably acid reflux that's hurting bad!
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Re: pain deep in left side of chest under breast
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 07:51:21 PM »
Hi I too am feeling pain as you describe however it is also radiating to my left shoulder. I was wondering if it could be possibly be from a hernia? It can be excruciating.when I bend like something rolled up under my rib perhaps and gets stuck. Have u spoke to your gp? I'm going back tomorrow as it's been getting worse and it is making me crazy anxious . X
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Re: pain deep in left side of chest under breast
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 09:06:40 AM »
I have not yet spoken to my GP about this feeling I am getting now.  I am waiting it out a bit.   I hate going to the doctors!    I am going to wait until after the holidays and see how I feel.  thank you for your replies.
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Re: pain deep in left side of chest under breast
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 03:19:17 PM »
I wouldn't be too anxious about this, though it's good that you're seeing your doc.

So many people have chest pain on here and in the posts that I've read (quite a few as my HA cycle started with this symptom) no one has ever gone to the doctor and been told that it's their heart. 

I still have no idea what causes mine.  I thought for sure at first it was gas, but what I ate didn't seem to affect it.  Then I thought GERD, but I've felt heartburn before and it wasn't like this.  I also didn't feel any acid burn in my throat.  Then it came and went.  Then I thought Costochondritis, but I can excercise my chest without feeling any pain.

Then I went on vacation for two weeks to a spa.  Do you know how many chest pains I had?  Zero.  I forgot what they felt like.  The minute I got on the plane to go home, they returned.  So as hard as it is for me to believe that it was panic/anxiety, this little experiment seems to have proven it.  I wish you the best, but I really would not be worried.  If it was your heart, you'd be having a lot of other symptoms, such as falling to the ground and calling 911.
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Re: pain deep in left side of chest under breast
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 10:29:03 AM »
thank you, kindablue :)
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