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Tightness and ache in upper chest wall

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Sweetpotatocurry Wed 18-Nov-15 13:55:18

For two weeks I have had an ache and tight feeling in my upper chest wall, so centre between collar bone and cleavage. I have been under stress for quite a while, esp the last year or so. I am putting it down to anxiety. I suspect my bp migt be up, but not sure. I am reluctant to go to the doctor, as last time I went with similar, ages ago, it went on my medical records and I almost missed out on a job because of it (had to give employer all of my medical records for previous five years - they put me through the mill when it showed i had had a low period after redundancy). I will go if it deteriorates more, but I just wondered if anyone else has had similar, and if you can suggest anything to relieve it? I am also very tired, but have no support where I live and dh works away most of the time. The root of the stress cannot be fixed unfortunately. Thank you

thewookieswife Wed 18-Nov-15 14:03:18

I had something that sounds the same - I put up with it for a while - then went to my GP expecting the worst - only to be told it was due to my new, not as supportive as they should be, sports bras ! How embarrassed was I !! But so relived it wasn't anything horrid !

When I comes to your health and wellbeing - don't skip visiting the doc - hopefully with you it's something as silly as mine was !!!

sadie9 Wed 18-Nov-15 15:26:59

Don't some of the big pharmacies do blood pressure checking. At least you'd know if that was ok, it'd be one less thing to worry about. It could be something as simple as heartburn, or gastritis/indigestion from stress. Have you tried Gaviscon 3 times a day for a few days, just to see.
Notice if the pain/pressure is worse after eating, or at night or anything else. As other poster says, a quick trip to the doctor might put your mind at rest. So at least you can deal with your ongoing stressful situation knowing you are more or less okay physically.

Sweetpotatocurry Wed 18-Nov-15 16:23:02

Thanks very much! I will try those things Sadie, good idea. I think it is probably stress related though as it creeps up on me especially when I am particularly upset or tired. And thanks for trying to put my mind at ease wookies wife!

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