do you guys feel pain in your chest when working out?

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    Jun 02, 2013 5:32 AM GMT
    I been having chest pains and pulsing headaches when I workout and even when I dont work out. It comes at really random times. I don't know what's wrong. It feels like a really bad squeeze pain in my chest and it causes me to get a headach. I have been worried since It has been getting worse. I keeled over in pain and Ilost feeling in my chest and arm. And these are very sudden I'm not taking any meds. And I'm afriad to go to the doctor because most of my family has a bad history of diabetes and heart disorders and heartattacks. I hope I can afford to pay off the doctor.icon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 02, 2013 7:46 AM GMT
    Read about "stable angina" & reply if you think this is what you have been experiencing. It sounds like it
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    Jun 02, 2013 12:35 PM GMT
    GO TO THE DOCTOR -- GET OVER THE FEAR! FEAR = False Expectatons Appear Real
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    Jun 02, 2013 12:42 PM GMT
    like the post above me said GO TO THE DOC ...l.could be nothing or could be a sign of something bad at least youll know
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    Jun 02, 2013 1:42 PM GMT
    Enigmatic_me saidRead about "stable angina" & reply if you think this is what you have been experiencing. It sounds like it


    He's only 20 and I seriously doubt that's it! But I do agree that he needs to go see a doctor.
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    Jun 02, 2013 2:03 PM GMT
    As soon as you read this reply, call the doctor to make an appointment. Not in a few minutes. Not after you read a few more posts. Not tomorrow. Right now. You'll feel better and it might even save you money, and your life, in the long run. Go.
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    Jun 02, 2013 2:11 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    Enigmatic_me saidRead about "stable angina" & reply if you think this is what you have been experiencing. It sounds like it


    He's only 20 and I seriously doubt that's it! But I do agree that he needs to go see a doctor.


    He was also born prematurely, and often times premie babies can have special challenges with their heart and lungs, so I wouldn't write it off so quickly. The symptoms he's experiencing are serious. GO TO THE DOCTOR NOW! And like RockBiter says, even if it's not serious you'll feel better knowing.
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    Jun 02, 2013 2:13 PM GMT
    I would absolutely agree... go to the doctor and get input.. DON'T WAIT...
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    Jun 02, 2013 2:27 PM GMT
    I made a appointment for wendsday
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    Jun 02, 2013 2:29 PM GMT
    Katon_user saidI made a appointment for wendsday


    You made an appointment on a Sunday? icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 02, 2013 3:17 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Katon_user saidI made a appointment for wendsday


    You made an appointment on a Sunday? icon_confused.gif


    Some clinics have an online system that you can make an appointment 24/7.
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    Jun 02, 2013 3:42 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    Scruffypup said
    Katon_user saidI made a appointment for wendsday


    You made an appointment on a Sunday? icon_confused.gif


    Some clinics have an online system that you can make an appointment 24/7.
    yeah some nurses work for short period of time during Sunday. And they welcome walkins for appoint ments well its a really small town here that's why.
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    Jun 02, 2013 3:44 PM GMT
    Okay, good. Please don't workout or do anything that brings on those symptoms in the meantime. I still think you should go to the emergency room today.
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    Jun 02, 2013 8:14 PM GMT
    Katon_user said
    Erik101 said
    Scruffypup said
    Katon_user saidI made a appointment for wendsday


    You made an appointment on a Sunday? icon_confused.gif


    Some clinics have an online system that you can make an appointment 24/7.
    yeah some nurses work for short period of time during Sunday. And they welcome walkins for appoint ments well its a really small town here that's why.


    Best wishes to you! Hope everything is okay!
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    Jun 02, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
    I work as a Paramedic and have a pretty good understanding of cardiology. You need to get to the doctor ASAP. As some have previously mentioned it could be benign. However only a medical professional can say for certain. As far as your financial situation goes I understand but waiting will end up costing you more money. I see it all the time where people who have an easily treatable condition wait until it becomes a serious problem. Serious equals more money. Go to the doctor. I would recommend pushing your GP/ family doc to get you into a cardiologist.
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    Jun 03, 2013 3:57 AM GMT
    Katon_user saidI made a appointment for wendsday


    Good man.
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    Jun 03, 2013 5:18 AM GMT
    Katon_user saidI been having chest pains and pulsing headaches when I workout and even when I dont work out. It comes at really random times. I don't know what's wrong. It feels like a really bad squeeze pain in my chest and it causes me to get a headach. I have been worried since It has been getting worse. I keeled over in pain and Ilost feeling in my chest and arm. And these are very sudden I'm not taking any meds. And I'm afriad to go to the doctor because most of my family has a bad history of diabetes and heart disorders and heartattacks. I hope I can afford to pay off the doctor.icon_neutral.gif


    You need to have an EKG and an echo stress test.

    Headaches usually indicate hypotension (low blood pressure). Drinking enough water?

    Chest pain that's spread around is angina, or possibly nerve pain, or some other things like arrhythmia, or even gas.

    A sharp pain in the chest could me a MI (heart attack). It that happens, CHEW an aspirin and seek immediate medical attention.

    Anxiety will sometimes cause some strange symptoms, too, but, what you describe (not very well, I might add) sound like angina.

    Angina will generally radiate via your left arm, spreading to your right arm, then shoulders, and neck. Stable angina is triggered by certain activities (e.g. eating exercise). Unstable angina is bad news and needs treatment right away. Any chest pain bears investigation, but, not panic.

    Check your blood pressure at any pharmacy or fire station NOW...today..and get to a cardiologist. If your systolic pressure is above 160, you absolutely must seek medical attention. Failure to do so could result in loss of vision, a stroke, organ damage, or a heart attack. YOU MUST TAKE ACTION if your BP is out of bounds. Normal bp is about 120/80, or lower for non-muscular folks and around 130 to 135 / 80, or lower for muscular folks. Post workout, you'll develop wide pressure, which is normally. Your bp can reach 300 with heavy weight work, but for very short periods.

    You might very well have a cardiac problem but it can be many other things, too.

    Given your non-detailed description it sounds VERY MUCH like angina, and a cardiac problem. Angina is dull and widespread...almost like you are being squeezed and your arm might go numb (just like you describe). A heart attack / MI is a sharp stabbing pain.

    You need to see a pro. NOW. NOW. NOW.

    Angina is a WARNING SIGN. Better to address it now, than, later.
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    Jun 03, 2013 5:19 AM GMT
    seanboe1 saidI work as a Paramedic and have a pretty good understanding of cardiology. You need to get to the doctor ASAP. As some have previously mentioned it could be benign. However only a medical professional can say for certain. As far as your financial situation goes I understand but waiting will end up costing you more money. I see it all the time where people who have an easily treatable condition wait until it becomes a serious problem. Serious equals more money. Go to the doctor. I would recommend pushing your GP/ family doc to get you into a cardiologist.


    Even a pro can miss even the most basic of stuff.

    Clearly, however, this can't be diagnosed in a forum, nor should it be.

    A cardiac workup is in order...

  • Jun 03, 2013 5:21 AM GMT
    Buddy RUN to the doctor!
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    Jun 03, 2013 5:28 AM GMT
    It's important not to panic. If you get pain, stop doing whatever you're doing and rest. Schedule a workup with a cardiologist.

    If you have a sharp pain, CHEW an aspirin (it'll help prevent a blood clot), and get to a trauma center / cardiac ER as soon as possible (heart tissue could be dieing).

    Panic will make any vasospasm worse. Breathe with your diaphragm and don't workout with a bunch of pain.

    Red line training, in cardio, can be very painful.

    Cardiac rehab can be painful.

    Given your age and symptoms, it's best you seek a pro's advice and tools.

    DO NOT PUT THIS OFF.
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    Jun 03, 2013 5:33 AM GMT
    Oooohhhhhh k. As a med student I'm flipping out just reading this cause the list of possibilities is terrifying! GO TO THE DOCTOR NOW! Don't even call just walk in and start telling them this! they will see you! i promise.
    PLEASE do not wait for this to happen again!
  • pharmstudent

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    Jun 03, 2013 6:35 AM GMT
    It's better you go see a primary care Doc or a PA now than coming to the ER. Which can be a lot more expensive. Most local clinics have payment plan and discounts.
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    Jun 04, 2013 2:20 AM GMT
    Today I passes out at work and I had a really bad heat stroke and I did not realize it that's why I been having pain all the time and on top of that I had a sever a panic attack and a really bad anxiety attack that put way too much stress on my heart . And now I can not go outside for weather above 90' and I have to start slowing down my martial arts icon_sad.gificon_sad.gif but they recommended Tai Chi with meditation balls. And Ialso have to go on a new food schedual to gain back my strenght. So I would have to take thing really slow for a long time.
    Scruffy pup you were right it was because of my heart and chest. The contractor I work for when I was there said he pay t off for me icon_smile.gif he's so nice icon_smile.gif he even went to comfort me and told me not to worry about a thing. So now I have to work side by side with my doctor now if I want to something strenuous and I have to get his permission to do things that might eventually hurt me so now we are buddies icon_lol.gificon_cool.gif
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    Jun 04, 2013 5:26 AM GMT
    I'm so confused by your post. So you DID go see a doctor?
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    Jun 04, 2013 4:11 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI'm so confused by your post. So you DID go see a doctor?

    I did go to the doctor but I ended up in the ER in the next town over so I could have a IV line put in me. I have to go back today to make sure I'm okay(checking my heart) just in case.