Originally Posted by Southernlocs
The docs feel since im only 29 i cant possibly have anything wrong with my heart
I just plan on keeping my eyes open and getting it checked out when i feel necessary
Ummm, that's not true!!!
I can't believe what I'm hearing people say in this thread about what doctors have told them!
Many heart birth defects aren't diagnosed until adulthood. Heart problems can strike at any age, not just the elderly!
I'm a nurse and have looked after young people, I'm talking 20 year olds that have had a massive heart attack, or stroke. I've worked on the CVT ward that looks after patients before and after heart surgery. I've had a number of patients who were under 40 years, even some in their 20's who have had problems with their heart valves from childhood diseases.
There are certain conditions that mimic heart pain, such as gallbladder. When you go to the ER with chest pain they first test if it's your gallbladder by giving you a cocktail of medicine, and if the pain is still there after that, then they do more serious testing for the heart. As someone suggested earlier too, stress/anxiety can cause chest pain as well.
Make sure you push your doctor to find the source of your chest pain and not accept "it's probably just....." Find out for sure what it is and take measures to fix whatever the problem is, even if it involves taking anti-anxiety medication for anxiety attacks if that's what is causing the pain.