So two week ago I experienced severe chest pain while sleeping. I woke up and it felt like someone was sitting on me and lasted about 5 min. Since then i have been feeling discomfort randomly in my chest around my heart, feels like someone is poking me with a needle or light squeezing. Also if I inhale really heavily it feel pain in the heart area. My blood pressure the last two days has been 138/98 and 161/105. Im fairly young, 21.
Actual diagnosis of your condition is not possible from the limited medical history provided.
The pain you have described appears to be in the epigastric region.
The common causes of such type of pain could be due to various conditions âincluding gastric reflux, Peptic ulcer disease, diffuse esophageal spasm, pneumonitis, musculoskeletal pain, etc.
Cardiac causes of such pain can include viral pericarditis, angina, myocarditis, etc. â
For the time being you can take Antacids like mylanta, tums, etc, and try to get some relief. In addition, âOmeprazole tablets can also be taken, to reduce the acid secretion. In case the above measures help, âthey may indicate that you had gastritis or Gastric reflux disorder. â
You may consult with your doctor for a examination âand proper tests including blood tests, a chest X ray, EKG, cardiac enzymes, Echocardiogram, upper GI endoscopy or a CT scan, which will help in proper âdiagnosis of the underlying condition. â
In addition, conditions like diabetes, hypertension, renal disorders also need to be ruled out and treated accordingly.
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