Heart or Mental?

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Date Joined Mar 2015
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   Posted 3/9/2015 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
35 year old male, adopted with no record of family health history.
fairly healthy with good cholesterol and very active

began experiencing light chest pains/tightness 9 months ago. was very scared and went to ER.
chest xray, bloodwork, ekg all came back normal. Doctor prescribed me Xanax and Zoloft as he thought it was anxiety. For the past 9 months everything has bee pretty normal. Once every 7-10 days, i would wake up in the middle of the night with chest tightness and a rapid heart rate. Would take Xanax and try and go back to bed.
Chest pains have subdued over the past few months but still have random tightness and discomfort.

For the past few weeks i wake up every morning with chest discomfort and a sore lower back. The pain doesnt stop me from playing tennis, golf, exercising and i've never experienced any chest pains while being active.

I keep telling myself that it is just anxiety, but it seems like the feelings are happening more often now.

Stress test was normal and my doctor doesnt think it's cardiac related. How can i be sure without paying for more tests?

Has anyone experienced the chest discomfort and sore back on a daily basis?

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/10/2015 2:21 AM (GMT -6)   
hi bmyers72. you have had all the checks done. i would try and relax. backs play up. i have a slipped disk. chest tightness and not cardiac, i have no clue. (gastro-gord?) me double by-pass. many healing thoughts.

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