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Chest pain, dizziness and nausea after eating

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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.
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replied January 31st, 2016
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

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.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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