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It sounds that you have a known cause of pain that would fit your descrition of pain in your chest...
It sounds to me that the chest pain is being caused by your costochondritis...
Are you taking an anti-inflammatory med for this??
Just Ibuprfen I cant take steriods
If not then I would recommend that you would probably benefit to try Aleve >> 1 or 2 tablets twice a day with food...
OK then Ibuprofen is fine for this....\
You may take between 1 200mg tablet up to 4 tablets with food or milk... may take three doses /day>>>
Watch for stomach irritation especially if you take higher dose over a period of time....
Is your headache doing better now??
okay then since all those reports came back good it sounds like my heart is good, and yes it is from time to time
IT does sound from your history that this is NOT heart related at all!!
Yes I think your heart id fine!!
The quality of pain (sharp shooting) is more consistent with your history of costochondritis and is not an expected angina ( heart related pain) type of description...
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have further questions!
I hope that the costochondtitis settles down for you and that you feel better in general!!
the Dr at the ER looked at my anckles and I asked why he said if you have angina your anckles swell
Well that is very much an over-simplification.... ankle swelling may be caused by congestive heart failure among other possible reasons... it would not be accurate to say simply that if you do NOT have ankle swelling that this alone would mean that your heart is necessaily fine though....
So a lack of ankle swelling is good of course but there is just more to the issue than this alone....
You are very welcome!!
Take care and let me know if I may be of further help for you!!