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You are in good company. I've been there, done that too. I'd had little incidents of chest pain since my 20's. It would go away. Then at 53, I had a whiz of one. I was in my senior year of college---yeah, I'm a late bloomer. The pain was so much my doctor ordered my to undergo an angiogram. By then, I was totally scared out of my wits. Well, as I'm watching the monitor, the heart surgeon threads the probe up into my heart and says"You have the heart of a 25 year old!" Well, whoop dee doo, so what is causing the pain? No answer. They never did come to a conclusion on that. I had to do my own research to find out that fibro can "some times mimic chest pains and heart attacks."
I have had several incidents since, been to the ER, been to the heart specialist, had treadmills, EKG's etc. It is very disconcerting to say the least. Even though I "know" that its probably fibro, my dad and my uncle died from heart problems. This leaves you up in the air about whether you should ride it out or go get it checked out. It seems like the more I wait it out, the more anxious I become. Anxiety can be a bummer.
Anyway, hang it there. You have fibro friends here and we understand what you are going through.
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.