yesterday when i sat down i got a sharp pain in my sternum, above the breasts. it was worse when i had my hands behind my head and laid back so i sat up and shifted around and it went away by itself. last night i was a bit of a pig and ate 2 plates of spaghetti, i felt so full all night and gas came out of both ends. i even went to bed early because of how crappy i felt. the chest pain did not return but i had a tummy ache. today, randomly when i sit down the pain rears it's ugly head. i did the web md symptom checker and it freaked me out when i clicked "sharp, stabbing pain" and it said "please seek medical attention immediately for any sharp or stabbing pain" i already have high anxiety issues so im a bit of a hypochondriac and will turn any kind of ailment into something terrible. but anyway the second on the list was Heartburn/GERD. is it possible it's only that? i do not feel the pain when i breathe deeply or anything. it only lasts a minute or two, and sometimes there's a burning sensation in the sternum area accompanied by a burning, acidic feeling in my diaphram area. when the pain occurs, if i bend over forward slightly to where my breasts squeeze together, i feel the pain more then, or if i put extend my arms far behind me, it feels like i need to crack it or something.
Answer by miamoma at 4:40 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
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