Should I be concerned?

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Jasmine Grace
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   Posted 7/24/2013 3:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had several types of chest pain:
•tightness, hard to breathe, panic attack pain
•shooting chest pain
•heartburn/GERD
•stabbing pain directly below my left breast, always in the exact same small spot
•painful fluttering sensation in the middle of my chest, from dehydration

I'm not worried about the panic attack pains or the acid reflux pains. The shooting pains are probably part of my fibromyalgia. I now make sure to drink plenty of water to make up for my severe diarrhoea. What I'm not sure about is this stabbing pain. Is it anything to be concerned about? I keep getting it several times a week. It started a few months ago and it seems to be becoming more and more frequent. It is quite distracting, sometimes debilitating.
Age: 18
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerances, complex regional pain syndrome, anxiety, GERD, allergies, dermatitis, low immunity, tinnitus, restless legs syndrome, scoliosis, etc.
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stkitt
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   Posted 7/24/2013 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Common causes for stabbing chest pains include  muscle spasms, inflammation of cartilage between ribs and gastric reflux.
 
If you have had this stabbing pain for awhile you should have it checked out by your physician.
 
Good luck and let us know how you are doing.
 
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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Jasmine Grace
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   Posted 7/24/2013 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
So it's probably part of the GERD or fibromyalgia then...

But I'll get the doctor to check.

Thanks!
Age: 18
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerances, complex regional pain syndrome, anxiety, GERD, allergies, dermatitis, low immunity, tinnitus, restless legs syndrome, scoliosis, etc.
Goals: to be an occupational therapist; to explore the world.
"Reach for the moon; even if you miss, you will land among the stars."

stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 7/25/2013 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Jasmine,
 
Yes, Let's hope it is part of GERD or fibromyalgia and believe that your heart is strong and healthy. 
 
May I kindly suggest that you do all you can to prevent dehydration as I got myself into a bind a couple of times by forgetting to drink enough water during my chemo.
 
Gentle Hugs,
Kitt
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