Chest discomfort for over a month, normal results

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   Posted 7/16/2017 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been having pain in my left chest. It feels like someone is jabbing me with their finger. It is almost always there. And sometimes more intense. I had blood work, EKG and x-ray done. All came back normal. I had a heart flutter early today while sitting. It lasted about 10 seconds, and took my breath for a second. I do have hypothyroidism, and take 150mcg of levothyroxine daily. When my thyroid is acting up, I do have heart flutters. But never that intense.
What should I do? What tests should I ask for?

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   Posted 7/17/2017 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
My thoughts go to gas and/or gallbladder actually. Do you notice the pain more after a meal or at different times of day?

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   Posted 7/17/2017 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you considered the possibility of GERD/acid reflux?

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   Posted 7/17/2017 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I do have acid reflux. The pain isn't near my esophagus. Behind my left breast area. It's definitely not that. Doesn't burn. Feels like someone is poking me with their finger.

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   Posted 7/21/2017 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Floridamissy, just a thought, perhaps its time to see your endocrinologist for your thyroid. If that checks out ok, then perhaps visit your gp & see if he/she will refer you to a cardiologist. He may or may not consider doing an echo of the heart. You are concerned so perhaps seeing the drs will help get to the bottom of this. Take care.
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