I was just wondering if anyone has any idea. What it could be? Pain in chest and feeling dizzy
Hello, I am 25 years old female. I've been getting pain in my chest which feels like a sharp stabbing pain while breathing in. If I try to hold a long inhale the pain gets worse the more I breath in. I've had this problem on and off since the age of 16, at that age I thought nothing of it. Usually happens once or twice a month. Yesterday at work I started to feel dizzy now, like going off balance, and light-headed and I don't know if it's linked. I've been to my GP and was told just to come back if it gets worse. I have no idea what it is. I was just wondering if anyone has any idea. What it could be?
@lotte Hello, I think your problem isn't heart-related at all. Pain on breathing in is almost never associated with heart issues the only exception is pericarditis, an inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart, which can, in fact, cause pain. I think you may have costochondritis, which is an inflammation of the connective tissue between your ribs where they attach to the sternum. It could be something else even less serious than that, but it's a very common cause of the sort of symptom you describe. It is not serious at all and usually responds to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as Advil or Aleve. Also, dizziness may be caused by hyperventilation. I hope that is helpful. Please follow up with us as necessary. Thanks!!