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Old 12-28-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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I agree..keep going to someone new till you figure it out. A friends mother had the same thing happen as Houston3 and she was in her early 30's. She actually had a heart attack though. (also thin generally healthy BUT a smoker)
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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Are you tall and lean like a basketball player? If so, have they checked you for Marfans?
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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Mitro Valve Prolaps can cause chest pain, but the doctors would have heard that by simply listening to your heart.

It could be hearburn or reflux.

You'd be amazed how heartburn and reflux can mimick a heart attack. My husband was rushed to the hospital for severe chest pain.

His EKG was wacked out. They did a cath through the vein in his leg to look at his heart. Everything was fine.

Turned out that it was a muscle spasm to some hot wings he ate the night before that had a lot of pepper seeds in the sauce.

But my best is on anxiety. Many people are unaware that they even have anxiety. It can cause extremely painful chest pain.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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I still worry about my daughter who has chest pain under stress and with caffeine. She does have mitral valve prolapse though...........and wore a holter monitor on two separate visits for 24 hours as well has having an echocardiogram. But I would not stop until you figure it out.......

I have reflux and went in [not the ER] to the doctor for chest and arm pain and doctor did a stress test, found an anomaly, did a cardiac cath, cleared me [big boobs can mess up a radiological stress test] .............However, my husband just had a very minor heart attack [no heart damage, debatable as to whether it was truly a heart attack but cardiac enzymes were elevated after the event] and, thankfully, he went to the ER with the pain and is now sporting more stents.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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I still worry about my daughter who has chest pain under stress and with caffeine. She does have mitral valve prolapse though...........and wore a holter monitor on two separate visits for 24 hours as well has having an echocardiogram.
MVP can be extremely painful. I know first hand.

Learning to not worry about the pain is very important because worrying causes anxiety and adds to the pain.

At the same time, it's important to be in tune with what's normal to be aware of when it's different.

Honestly, if stress and caffeine are major factors, I bet your daughter has problems with anxiety.

People are often unaware of the physical symptoms associated with anxiety. Many doctors too.

It took years before any doctor identified my son's symptoms as anxiety. Many, many years.

It's a shame that so much time was wasted looking for other causes.

Anxiety is important to diagnose and address because lifelong anxiety can ultimately cause serious heart problems in adults.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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I checked with my daughter and it is a leaky tricuspid valve.........of course I looked that up and that can eventually cause problems.......

She is working to avoid both stress and she drinks no coffee limited sodas.......

But this stuff is scary, particularly with someone young.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:16 PM
 
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does the pain reach ur back?? or become better when u sit up straight??
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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does the pain reach ur back?? or become better when u sit up straight??
umm....no...doesn't reach my back....
the pain doesn't go away if i change positions...i don't think.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:08 AM
 
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Anxiety....these attacks have similar symptoms as a heart attack. And since you mention you get them during times of duress.....
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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I would definitely go to a doctor and have a work up done.
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