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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

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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

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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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