I'm 26 years old and since about a week or so, I've been getting strange chest pains after eating. It's not constant and it usually gets paired with either nausea or dizziness or both. It doesn't feel like a severe stabbing, but more like someone is pushing on my chest and when I swallow food it some times feels like it pushes down on something that's already in the way. I have to say that I have drank a lot more alcohol over the last three weeks than I usually do, as I'm not much of a drinker mostly, but I've never had this happen before.
It kind of disturbs me and a few times it's almost pushed me in to a panic attack because when the dizziness does kick in, everything feels incredibly surreal. The reason I find it hard to stay calm is because I did have a panic attack about five years or so ago which gave me a similar feeling of surrealness, only much stronger.
I have not been to see my doctor yet as it's only been going on for a week, but I will try and see her this week. In the meantime I'm just hoping for some peace of mind really, because my brain always jumps to really severe conclusions which I know aren't very likely, but it just plagues my mind.
The only thing I ever had happen to me that was kind of similar, was a stomach problem which my previous doctor told me was stress. My body does tend to react very strongly to stress, but I hardly ever get stressed about things and can't really think of anything that would cause that for me at the moment.
Any words of wisdom would be most welcome.
I read your question and i understand your concern. At age of 26 anxiety and panic attacks are the commonest cause and it is the likely cause in your case. Take some anxiolytics and rest for a while.
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