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Sunday, February 21, 2010 FrankTJr, Community Member, asks

Q: I get pin prick pains constantly - Why?

Dear Community


For many years and more frequently lately I get small but strong Pin Prick Pains ( Daily ) near my heart area? - I feel that something is going on but don't know what it could be, I've gone to take a physical and everything came out negative (blood presure, cholesteral, diabete's, Ultra sound etc.)


Here is the scary part, last night I felt that I went into a blackout while sleeping, I stopped hearing everything including the fan and went into a complete really black darkness, I remember snapping out of it really quick because I got really scared about it. I'm a light sleeper and even when I am sleeping I hear things, but last night it was something that I have never experienced before. EVER.


My question is, What am I or could I be going thru to feel these pin pricks and this crazy blackout experience??? I felt that time stopped for a couple of seconds.  Is it possible for the heart to stop for a second and snap back??? Do I have Heart Disease???  Someone please help me with some advise! + Going to see a doctor this week again to take some more tests again for the pin pricks!




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MonicaRD, Health Pro
2/22/10 9:00pm

Hi FrankTJr,


Here is some information on sharp chest pains and arrhythmias. 


Sharp Chest Pain


Arrhythmias: a patient Guide


It is good that you are seeing your physician.  Make sure that he/she is aware of everything you just described in this post. 


Best of luck,

Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN



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By FrankTJr, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/31/13, First Published: 02/21/10