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Spasms When Relaxing or Sleeping.

I have been having a troubling problem for a few years now. Many times I may be watching TV and feeling tired. Or I may be sleeping. I get this tight sensation in my chest. This spreads very quickly to the rest of my body. It causes a brief but intense, highly unpleasant spasm. When it happens while I sleep, it will jolt me awake. I am 54 years old. I wonder if this is just something that happens when you get old. One thing I have noticed, eating seem to make it worse. But being on food stamps, eating healthy isn't really an option for me. I asked a cardiologist about it once. All he told me was that it was a fairly common problem. Being a bit of a worrywart, I have to wonder if he was trying to spare me from excessive worry by not telling me that it was a sign that I was getting ready to kick the bucket. I have already outlived my father by four years. So my worries about dying aren't unjustified. Has anybody else out there been having these problems? If so, please tell me what you have learned about it. Thank you.
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replied July 7th, 2013
There two possible explanations. One is a hart disease. You appear to be seen by cardiologist. So, it is ruled out. Another is a spasm in the digestive tract. Pain in the chest is sometimes hard to differentiate from the heart. By Andre Strizhak


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