I have ongoing chest pains, which feel like a cardiac problem. Tests at my local hospital, however, have proved negative. Nevertheless, any strenuous physical exercise is now liable to set off a heavy "pressing" sensation on the left side of my chest. Indeed, these outbreaks can also result in pains across my back, plus persistent tingling sensations in my left hand. The one thing missing, however, is that I have no shortage of breath. My breathing remains untroubled at all times. So is it possible to have an impending heart attack without breathing problems?
I do have IBS, and I understand that this condition can affect the chest, as well as the stomach and bowels. All the same I have now micro-managed my diet to the point whereby I no longer experience any noticeable IBS symptoms. Yet the chest pains continue unabated. As a result I have now given up my exercise regime - swimming, running, cycling etc - which I find grievous, having exercised for many years now. Nevertheless, in my present state of unknowingness, I feel I can no longer take the risk. Please advise.