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One day, I was doing some roofing and I got a fairly sharp pain in my chest, left side. It was not a jolt like you hear a heart attack would be like. However it did hurt, it hung around for about 30 minutes then it went, I thought I may of pulled a muscle. After all I was doing physical labour, which I was not used to.

A few days later it came back again, this time it lasted about 20 minutes. I had been taking it easy as I figured it was a pulled muscle.

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After about a week of this on and off, I decided to go and get it check out at the hospital. I am not the sort of person to visit the doctors very often, I think it was about 5 years since I had seen one, after all I was a healthy male aged 30.

The visit to the hospital was rather quick, I went in, said I was having chest pains, they rushed me out back and hooked me up for a heart scan, there was nothing. My heart was very well by all accounts. The doctors agreed it was a pulled muscle and told me to go home, take it easy and it should ease within a few weeks...

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cassie

said this on
25 Jul 2010 9:19:27 AM PDT
Yes, it can be very confusing and scary- cause those Pectoral muscles can mimic pain involved with the heart.

 
Tiffany Paidas

said this on
03 Aug 2010 1:17:35 PM PDT
I had some of those same symptoms, and probably my doctors went to the same schools as yours! So frustrating! Hope you continue to feel better.

 
Amy Lou

said this on
17 Aug 2010 10:36:23 AM PDT
I had heart pains...I know they say you can't feel your heart, but let me tell you I did. My heart pains were sometimes severe, and I was told I had Mitro Valve Prolapse. The last couple of years before I went gluten free, I felt "water bubbles" in my heart for just a few seconds at a time. Very scary at first. I have no heart pains at all anymore. When I did the gluten challenge, they came back.

 
Joyce

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27 Aug 2010 7:42:35 AM PDT
This is exactly what happened to me before I knew that I was gluten intolerant. I still do not understand how the muscle spasms are related to a gluten reaction. Do you know?




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