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There are so many things that can mimic heart disease that at age 34, I will hope that this is not what you are up against already! However, with that said, I would strongly advise you to see a cardiologist to get yourself checked out thoroughly-including a stress test!
Do you notice any SOB (Shortness of Breath), or tight feeling in the center of your chest/sternum area? Do you have any nausea? How long does this pain last? What makes it feel better ?
One of the biggest mimics of Heart Disease is GERD or Gastroesophageal reflux disease . The gastric acids actually come back up the esophagus causing such irritation of the esophagus that it will literally wake you out of bed, causing chest pain an in some cases, too.
Yes, anxiety can be the culprit too but first rule out any heart problem and then talk with your Dr. about other causes.
I do hope you post with us here in the forum and take advantage of the benefits of all of the members here that understand chest pain and are willing to share.
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. www.healingwell.com"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."~ Vivian Greene