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Chest pain with history of heart disease but symptoms don't match heart attack? *update*

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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I am having a hard time taking deep breaths, my chest hurts right where my left breast is, but on the inside, like inside (or under) my ribs.  It's a constant throbbing pain, but if I breath in deeply it is a 7 on a 1-10 (10 highest) pain scale.  I can't take a full breath in.  This has been going on for 15-20 mins continiously. 

Anyone ever had this?

 update.

The pain stopped.  I was simply asking if anyone had similar experience.  The symptoms didn't match a heart attack symptoms I found online, or what I've felt before.  I did not want to be an alarmist and terrify my child, and drag him through a night of waiting around in an er for nothing.  Glad I didn't panic and call an ambulance (as most suggested).

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:51 PM
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LilysMama719
by Emmy on Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:52 PM
You should go to the er.
mcginnisc
by *Claire-Bear* on Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:53 PM

Yep...I have Mitral Valve Prolapse so I have chest pains often. I just breathe through them, take my meds and I'm good. 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

brimar
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:53 PM
Take 4 baby aspirin or 1 full adult tablet and go in. Better safe than dead
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:54 PM

I don't want to get my son out of bed and go unless it's absolutely necessary.

Quoting LilysMama719: You should go to the er.


TediLee
by on Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:54 PM
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Heart attack symptoms for women aren't the same for men. If your insurance will allow ER visits I say go. It's better to be safe then sorry. Plus if it's something else they can probably give you something for it to stop.

km1970
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:55 PM

go get it checked out. Heart attack pain doesn't always present in a "text book" way.

LilysMama719
by Emmy on Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:55 PM
Well, if you think there is even a slim chance that you are having a heart attack, waking him is better than the alternative.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

I don't want to get my son out of bed and go unless it's absolutely necessary.

Quoting LilysMama719: You should go to the er.

Missdameanor
by on Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:55 PM

PNEUMOTHORAX look it up

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:58 PM
I would go to the ER. Better safe than sorry. Heart attacks tend to be asymptomatic in women.
MomofBoys838
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:58 PM

I would go in.  Could also be a pulmonary embolism.  Serious stuff can go wrong.

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