I have absolutely thought I was having a heart attack. My husband says it's probably muscular, and earlier in the day I had worked in the garden, so I figured he was probably right. But, in January I had bladder burch, hyterectomy, and intestine/rectal repair surgery, recuperation was very long, I could not lift anything over 8 lbs. for 4 weeks. I got that same intense pain in my chest, I know it wasn't muscular, I know I hadn't overdone. I, myself, am going to my cardiologist and make sure, I am one who wants to make sure
it isn't something really bad. I am post menopause now and have the same odds as a man to have a heart attack.
That pain sure can be intense, I really find it hard to believe it is muscular or heartburn and hurt that much. It's down right scary! I don't want to say I'm glad someone else has had the same thing, I am at ease that I'm not the only one would be more what I mean. If you haven't already, you should check with your cardiologist to make sure it is GERD or heartburn and not something more serious.