Squeezing in chest. Appreciate input

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Melissuh
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   Posted 6/28/2017 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I was awaiting my stress echo and got a Very sudden quick lasting squeeze in my chest. Maybe lasted 2 seconds.

I know this question probably seems ridiculous.

But id rather come here and ask if anyone has had this and if my stomach problem can cause it rather than googling it and ending up in the ER with a massive panic attack.

straydog
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   Posted 6/28/2017 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Melissuh, not sure of what you are saying, did this happen while waiting at the drs to do the echo? Or are you still waiting to have it. If you are having stress & anxiety going on right now, I would be willing to bet that is your culprit. Stay off of Dr. Google, he never dx's anyone right, not worth wasting the time with that.

Take care.
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Melissuh
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   Posted 6/28/2017 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi.
Im sorry, it happened WHILE waiting.
It lasted literally no more than two seconds.
A quick squeeze.

Ive also been dealing with horrible GERD, awaiting an endoscopy July 12th.

Ive never felt this squeeze, so it scared me.

Yes, google is horrible .
I decided to "google but just quick"
Now ive convinced myself it must be my heart...

straydog
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   Posted 6/29/2017 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry to read that you have now convinced yourself that is it your heart. Unfortunately, with GERD, what you are describing is very typical of GERD related symptoms. Chest tightness, all sorts of various chest pains can go right along with it. I just think its sad to see people Google things & convince their self they have something that they don't. That is like opening up Pandora's box & bringing on unnecessary stress which affects the body as a whole. The internet is a great source of info when used correctly. If I sat & read about my symptoms relating to many different health conditions I have the stress of it would have taken me out years ago. Hopefully you will be having your stress test soon & you will feel better.

Take care.
Susie
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Melissuh
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   Posted 6/29/2017 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
It was yesterday. Im now just waiting on my follow up in 1 week for my results.

Im trying to talk myself out of calling my cardiologist and asking about the squeezing. Ill look like a fool.
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Lanie G
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   Posted 6/29/2017 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Melissuh, I know that stress can create some symptoms that appear to be heart problems. This happened to me many years ago when I was in my 30's. I had never had anxiety or panic attacks and they scared the crap out of me (and worried my husband, too, because he had no idea what we were dealing with). After many tests at that time including a 24-hour Holter Monitor, it was determined that it was anxiety and I was prescribed medication for it. This was before we were able to use the Internet and Google so I looked all through health books in bookstores, etc. When I finally understood that it was not physical, I was relieved and was able to stop obsessing that it was my heart. I took the medication for months and then somehow, I realized I was ok and I became more in control of myself and my health as I learned how to focus on Life and family. Now, I'm 68 and as I wrote in answer to your other post about the Echo test, I had an irregular EKG but the cardiologist says my heart tests are normal.

Believe the test results and focus on other things in life, family, job, house, hobbies, pets, whatever. Eat healthy food and have an annual physical exam so you know you're taking responsibility for your health. You'll be ok, honest.
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