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hende
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 1/22/2007 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, I am a 19 year old Male. I am very active and in good shape. For as long as I can remember I have had chest pains, when I was around 5 years old I was taken to the hospital and was told that is was merely growing pains. As I have grown older I still get chest pains and the occasional loss of breath with heart palpitations. I also just recently have been getting horrible pains in my neck and jaw line that last for about 15 seconds, granted i have only had two of these in the past 3 months, but this is nothing I have ever experienced. Also a day ago I was struck with one of the worst chest pains I have ever had, these pains often stop me in my tracks and are very painful. Why I was writing today is to ask some questions. What is the possibility of a young healthy 19 year old having a heart attack? I have also read about Unstable Angina, are these symptoms, and am I to young to have them? Hopefully some one may have some helpful answers or some insight. The last chest pain was rather frightening, and I would like to get some advice. Thanks


DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 1/22/2007 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  Hi,  i first was wondering if you still live at home? do you have insurance?  did you ever go to a doctor for the pain, and if so what was the diagnosis.  yes it is possible to have heart issues at your age, it is uncommon, but we have a lot of people in their twenties on this site.   give me a little more info.

hende
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   Posted 1/22/2007 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes i went to the doctor for the symptoms when i was little, but they did not do much for me but tell me it was merely growing pains. I have had the chest pains most my life but lately they have become very strong, and sporadic. I have dealt with them my whole life and not thought much of them until yesterday when I experienced my worst chest pain, the pain was paralyzing and very freighting. and Yes i still live at home, and have insurance.


DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 1/22/2007 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  thanks for the update.  Hende,  sometimes your stomach can cause pains in the chest or in my case muscles cause a lot of pain in my back and around my stomach.  if your pain is high up on your chest i t could be acid reflux, truly  there are so many things it could be, but none of them should be ignored or dismissed by you. i would get to my general practioner and tell him you want to have some tests run to check your heart and your stomach. so not be shy about it, even if you are fit you could have some kind of undiagnosed disorder. i guess being a parent  i am surprised your mom hasn't dragged you in for peace of mind.  i doubt that anyone here would tell you not to worry, as it is never good to let pain go undiagnosed,  please let us know how you do.. i hope someone comes along that will be able to answer the issue of angina, but no matter what, get to the doc.

pegleg
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   Posted 1/23/2007 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Hende: If you have these symptoms on a daily basis, has your MD prescribed a holter monitor for you to wear? I have PVCs & PSVTs which showed up on a holter monitor, but only until I wore an event monitor (you wear this for 30 days & only take off while you shower) did paroxysmal A-Fib showed up. Now my arrythmias are much more controlled. Good luck!
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