Mumsnet Logo
My feed

to access all these features


Chest pain for 12hrs+

19 replies

coffeeoclock · 27/12/2019 18:09

I've been having pain when I breathe in since last night- slept fine and it's not severe, can still breathe normally etc but it does hurt a bit.

I'm 20 and a normal weight (maybe even a bit under). Been quite stressed recently and do have a diagnosed heart murmur from childhood. Do I do anything about it? Don't want to waste time with doctors/hospital.

OP posts:

twoturtledove · 27/12/2019 18:12

Call 111 for advice. Chest pain should never be ignored!


stillstandingatthebusstop · 27/12/2019 18:13

Why don't you ring 111 and talk to them about it? They can get the right help for you. If you're worrying about it it's worth getting it checked out.


DustyMaiden · 27/12/2019 18:14

You have nothing to lose by getting checked out.


flouncyfanny · 27/12/2019 18:15

This reply has been deleted

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

coffeeoclock · 27/12/2019 18:17

Oh dear, that doesn't sound good then! I don't feel it's bad enough for 111 though, I feel fine other than the random pain every now and again. I've never had heartburn so could bee a possibility it's that and I just don't recognise it?

Might wait it out and see how the next few hours go but will of course ring 111 if it gets worse. I'm a bit of a health anxious person so aware I could be making it worse than it actually is by fixating on it.

OP posts:

MissConductUS · 27/12/2019 18:18

There are many possible causes for pain when breathing and some are quite serious. I hope you've been evaluated.


RhymingRabbit3 · 27/12/2019 18:19

Heartburn doesn't really feel like random pain, more of a mild but continuous burning sensation and is usually much higher up than your heart (it's nothing to do with your heart).
Definitely phone 111 especially if you have a history of heart issues.


ToTravelIsToLive · 27/12/2019 18:20

111 are there to give advice. You would not be wasting their time. 12 hours is a very long time for chest pain!


TwoOneBravo · 27/12/2019 18:21

Jesus. You have a heart murmur and are experiencing chest pain. Phone 111 immediately. No health care professional anywhere is going to think you are wasting their time!


coffeeoclock · 27/12/2019 18:23

I'm scared to go to the hospital though which sounds ridiculous I know! I have OCD and hospitals are the worst places for me😩

It's like pain under my boob area? (Sorry TMI!)

OP posts:

coffeeoclock · 27/12/2019 18:25

Do you think I could go to OOH if call 111 rather than a hospital? That's less anxiety provoking.

OP posts:

minesagin37 · 27/12/2019 18:26

Ring 111 and get seen to. You could be having a heart attack!


Jollitwiglet · 27/12/2019 18:30

In my experience with 111, if you phone with chest pain they will tell you to head to your nearest A+E. There's sinister causes of chest pain and non sinister causes. But you're not going to know which it is until you're seen by a medical professional


BeyondMyWits · 27/12/2019 18:33

Ring 111 at least - if not 999.

Chest pain with a heart condition and stress.

You COULD be having a heart attack. Please get it seen tonight. Please. (I have had a heart attack, 2 years ago now, and I implore you, please be seen.)


coffeeoclock · 27/12/2019 18:39

Okay, thinking it could be anxiety related. It's getting worse when I think about it and panic attacks can cause that! Spoke to my parents and both say to rest and see how it goes (my dad's a nurse and knows how anxious I can get so I trust his opinion!). I have had chest pain before from anxiety too and I feel fine in myself. If I still have it in a few hours I will definitely call 111. Thank you everyone!

OP posts:

Winterwoollies · 27/12/2019 18:48

I’m not sure why you’ve posted this here. Random and unusual chest pain is never to be ignored. Everyone here has said that. But you’ve said you have anxiety and then you’ve spoken to your dad who’s a nurse and chosen to ignore it. Because of your heart murmur that seems like odd advice but good luck to you.


Yoshimi2019 · 27/12/2019 18:51

OP I've been to A&E once when it was almost certainly anxiety/panic attack. I was assured by each medical professional that I wasn't wasting their time and I should go back if it happened again as it was always better to be careful.


GreyGardens88 · 27/12/2019 18:56

Lately I've been having chest pain when i breath in or sneeze, however I've been out of London and in the countryside for nearly a week now and it's completely gone


LadyOfTheCanyon · 27/12/2019 19:16

Heart attacks present very differently in the majority of women when compared to men. We are so used to thinking " sharp pain up left arm" means heart attack but respiratory problems are often how they present in women. I would bite the bullet and get yourself to A&E as soon as you can.

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Sign up to continue reading

Mumsnet's better when you're logged in. You can customise your experience and access way more features like messaging, watch and hide threads, voting and much more.

Already signed up?