I'm having intermittent chest pain mid-sternum left sided, sometimes inside by my armpit (left side) thoracic area, and other times towards the apex of my heart
. Tonight it started around 3pm and is still there but has moved location and each the pain was sharp when it was mid-sternum (only lasting mins to seconds each), now its by my armpit, more dull in intensity, and it's lasting. HX; of GAD and in a nursing program so I'm sure I have stress but don't feel anxious. Went to hospital 7 mo ago d/t same pain and was told EKG was negative. Have arrhythmia's as well, since as long as I can remember, and have had echo and wore a halter for 24 hrs and the tests were both negative but did show the arrhythmia (these tests were done more than 10 yrs ago).
I am a light smoker 4-5 ciggs p/d (trying to quit), I'm 41 and a female. I haven't been working out much d/t my studies, and am 140 pounds and 5'5. There is no HX of heart attack in my family, but my dad does have COPD and emphysema d/t heavy smoking. I am currently taking no scheduled meds, but do have PRN Ambien, T3, and Lorazepam.
I don't want to go to the hospital and be told nothing's wrong again, but am worried about the pain and what's causing it? Any suggestions?