• Julie Julie
    October 12, 2009
    Chest pains during exercise, on waking?
    Julie Julie
    October 12, 2009

    I am 27 and experience a muted pain in the chest, usually during exercise, but occasionally at other times.  I've taken Nexium for over a week now, but no difference.   Sometimes when I bend over I get a sharper pain.  Several times, the sharp pain has been so bad I could only breathe shallowly and sit/stand upright. This kept me up all night on a few occasions, since I couldn't recline to sleep! 

    I'm 120 lbs, eat pretty well, exercise regularly (4-5x per week, heart rate up around 166-172, for about 45-60 min).  I've been 3x to doctors and one gave me Motrin, another Nexium, and the other told me it might be digestion.  This doesn't make sense since it happens when I wake up when I have no food in the system (but also in afternoon after I've eaten).  I have an apppointment with a cardiologist next. What should I get checked for?  How can I communicate better with the doctor?

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