Chest Pain Left side

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   Posted 3/6/2018 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been having chest pains on the left side of my chest. It comes and goes. I had a Echo, and stress test which came back normal. The pain however starts off dull and then becomes sharp. Shortness of breath and fatigue soon follow. Co-workers, friends, and family have told me that I start looking pale and not feeling well. The VA told me it is probably Acid Reflux which I do not suffer from. Any one else having these problems? I am trying to work, but once I get to that certain point I just run out of energy and my chest hurts. Don't know where to turn.
Thanks for any advice.

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   Posted 3/7/2018 2:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I get this as well but it is due to GERD.
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   Posted 3/7/2018 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
It's possible that you may be suffering from acid reflux and not know it.

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   Posted 3/7/2018 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree. Also, I have Costochondritis often and it feels like a heart attack. But the GERD thing is very typical of this kind of pain. And sometimes you don't have heartburn. My husband gets a lot of left sided chest pain and he does have heart problems. But, they always say this pain is NOT from his heart issues. Could also be scar tissue from heart surgery.
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   Posted 3/8/2018 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
What is Costochondritis? Whatever it is, I am ready for this to stop.

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   Posted 3/8/2018 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I suggest that you go to & type in costochondritis. They give a detailed explanation about this including how it is diagnosed & treated by a dr.. I like using the Mayo Clinic's site because the information is always accurate, too much garbage on the internet.
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