Hi, I am a 36 yr old woman who is recently experiencing persistant chest pains in the middle of my chest. its a dull pain but it hasnt gone away now for weeks. i dont notice any triggers or relief even with tylenol. what could this be? i am a smoker which this has made me quit and i have been feeling stressed. any idea on what it could be? I also have type 1 diabetes.
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Any chest pain is cardiac unless proved otherwise. You need to get an EKG or ECHO done to rule it out. Other causes may be gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD), costochondritis, muscular pain, lung diseases, thoracic outlet syndrome, gall bladder disease and hiatal hernia. Try raising the head of your bed about four inches with blocks. It also might help to avoid eating or drinking for two hours before you lie down. To help control the stomach acid, one should not drink alcohol or drinks with caffeine in them, or eat chocolate or spicy or greasy foods . Also take some antacid but if the symptoms are severe, then it will be best to consult a physician. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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