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Chest discomfort.

Hello. I'm 21 and I suffer from anxiety. I have no heart problems that I know of. But lately I've been having chest discomfort(tightness) for 1 week and a half now. The first night I felt it I went to the ER and they did an ekg & blood work but everything came out normal. They said it could of been costochonditritis. (Yet I'm not tender at the touch) Today is about my 3rd time feeling that way, I kind of feel it on the upper left side of my chest. Anyone else feel this? What can it be? Any idea what I can take?

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think the combination of anxiety and chest pain is one of the commonest posts on here. There seems to be at least one person every day does a post about this and yet not one of them ever has been found to have any physical problem with the heart or lungs.

Try doing a search in this site on chest pain and then read some of the hundreds of posts and replies. They usually have dramatically descriptive symptoms, get investigated, go to a and e or their doctors but there is never any abnormalities found.

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Hi Sara5, I have costochondritis at times. I use warm compresses as well as a Tylenol. It goes away as fast as it came on. Irritation of the nerves between the ribs of the chest. Nothing to do with the heart or lungs. x

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Do you have tenderness when you get it or just the pain? Mine is usually pain(tightness) no tenderness.

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Sara, I experience tightness, tenderness and pain. I could literally touch every trigger point where it's coming from. It just doesn't bother me anymore. I deal with it and go on with my day.

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Anxiety, it's a bitch:(

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