Yes, tight clothing can affect circulation, which ultimately affects the heart (makes it have to work harder). You may be experiencing heart palpitations (the fluttering or rubbing sensation in your chest) - an EKG may reveal these palpitations, so it would probably be a good idea to discuss this possibility with your doctor. Take care,
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds: Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).