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Piercing, sharp pain in heart

  1. 0 Hi everyone,

    For the past couple of months i've been experiencing this piercing, sharp pain on the left side of my chest, under my left breast. It feels like my heart is majorly cramping up. I don't have any pain that radiates, no shortness of breath, & no dizziness. The first time it scared me to death, it kind of hurt to breath in, so i placed my right hand on my chest, leaned forward and waited for it to go away. The pain lasted about 5-10 seconds but it felt like an eternity. The next time it happened i just froze and held my breath. Its happened 4 or 5 times within 2 months. I am a 33 year old healthy female with no heart disease in my family. I do get heart palpitations though when i eat alot of chocolate or drink alot of caffeine. Is anyone else experiencing something like this? Thx.
  2. Visit  IsseyM profile page

    About IsseyM

    40 Years Old; Joined Jul '06; Posts: 174; Likes: 69.

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  3. Visit  pattycakeRN profile page
    Go to the doctor.
  4. Visit  sharlynn profile page
    Like yesterday!
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  5. Visit  TazziRN profile page
    We can't give advice here, against the TOS, other than hie thee to a doctor.
  6. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
    These symptoms must be very frightening. As others have said, this is not the place to seek medical advice. Please see your doctors as soon as possible.

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