I'm a 16 year old female and for the past couple years I have had horrible chest pains. It's non-frequent but when it happens it's sudden and can last up to 20 minutes. It seems to hurt worse when I take deep breaths or hurts when I breathe at all. I try standing, bending, and laying in different positions to no avail. Nothing seems to help. I haven't been to a doctor yet because the only way I can describe it is a "mini heart attack". My family thinks that I joke about it, I mean who would take it seriously when I'm calling it a mini heart attack? But it hurts like crazy and I'm worried that one day it might be more serious. I'm only 16 and already having chest pains. What will happen when I'm like 40? I'm 210 lbs. And I have recently joined a gym and started eating healthier to hopefully be less of a risk for heart problems or diabetes.
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From the history provided it seems that your pain could be associated with a benign conditions like panic attacks or reflux disorder. These conditions are very common and cause the symptoms that you have described in most teenagers.
In addition being overweight can precipitate the symptoms of reflux disorder.
For the time being , you might consider to use OTC medications like mylanta, maalox to reduce the acidity related symptoms and prilosec to reduce the acid secretions.
You might get evaluated by your treating doctor for a definitive diagnosis. Investigations like a Chest X ray can rule out any lung or musculoskeletal disorders as well.
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