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throbbing in the chest most commonly is from acid reflux and heart burn or spasms of the esophagus.
it would be rare for you at age 36 to have a heart attack, but for women, they can sometimes present with odd symptoms.
excessive anxiety can cause frequently chest pains or chest pressure or throbbing chest sensation.
prilosec is a medication which works over a long period of time to decrease acid reflux symptoms.
medications like zantac or maalox or mylanta work for quickly and suddenly to decrease stomach acid.
let me know if you have questions.