I have a history of Ibs but I came here for another health issue. I have had these one off strong contraction in my chest that freaks the hell out of me. Of course my first thought was heart and went to have it checked by the cardiologist who didn't find anything abnormal (but since this happens only once every couple of months, I am not surprised he didn't find anything). Now what I am interested in is to compare my symptoms and yours to have a better idea of what this could be.
I would characterize my contactions are a one time occurrence. They happen at random times, although I noticed they happen more around meal time. They are very surprising and freak me all the time. After, I tend to have some kind of stomach gas. So I don't really know if this is a kind of arrhythmia or some form of stomach/œsophagal contraction.
What do you think?