I have taken advise from my Nurse as I also have Hypothyroidism (last 18 months) and read lots about how to prevent and defuse stress. Understanding it is essential to me. Although I know all about what causes the chest pains and how to deal with long term, I don't know how to deal with them physically in an onset. For example I had news last night, it's something I have to deal with until the situation is sorted, but the pains started immediately and will last until whenever. I even have them when 'resting'. I feel like I am just 'living' with them which can't be right.