Dear OTM,

I have been getting these sharp chest pains for over 10 years. They are very sporadic, I could get it a few times a week or it may be months before I get it . It seems to happen when I’m settling down at the end of the day , for instance when laying in bed at night. I also used to work in day care centers and I would get it every single day during the kids nap time. It is a sharp upper torso pain with a rapid heart beat like heart palpitations but when breathing deeply it helps ease the pain .. It usually only lasts a few minutes but then 1-2 days after the attack I have a lingering discomfort in my chest. I assume these are panic attacks???? and nothing to worry about

Dear Tina,

Please get it checked. It may be heart palpitations, I get them at the end of a busy day at times.
It could be Angina or Atrial fluttering, anxiety, arrhythmia or too much caffeine but please have it checked.
The Women’s Heart Foundation says, 60% of women erroneously listed cancer as the leading cause of death among women. Deaths from all cancers in the USA are half as common as deaths from cardiovascular disease.
I told my doctor and I now take an low dose aspirin everyday. Tell your doctor and get it on record.
Our bodies give us signals all the time, listening to them is our responsibility.

Stay well and Huge Muther Hugs,

One Tough Muther

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