chest pain. please help.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-12-2004
chest pain. please help.
Wed, 03-02-2005 - 3:02pm

Hello! This is my first time posting on this board.

This morning, shortly after getting out of bed, I felt a sharp pain in the left side of my chest. It lasted less than a minute, but the pain worsened when I took a deep breath. It went away and hasn't happened again, but now I'm nervous so I have rapid heart beat. This sort of thing has happened before, but not often at all, which is why I haven't tried to find answers.

Another thing I've experienced in the past, although very seldom has it happened, is a heart flutter. Less than once every several months, I'll feel my heart flutter for maybe 3 seconds. I don't know if this could be related to the sharp pain I sometimes feel.

I don't have health insurance, which is why I thought I'd come here first for any advice. If you have any info you could provide that may shed some light, that'd be great. I'm mostly wondering if this could be related to stress/anxiety or if it is something more serious.
Thank you!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2003
Wed, 03-02-2005 - 4:40pm

First of all, welcome to this fine board.