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Heart Pain

I know I probably should get some professional expertise, but this should probably do for now.

I have this pain in my heart that bothers me, it feels like pinching and whenever I press my chest together it hurts even more. I’m a lifetime natural at 6.3/230 pounds I turned 20 yesterday and I’ve been competing in sports ever since I can remember.

A couple of years ago when I played Basketball (I played for 5 different teams simultaneously, averaging 4-5 games a week)I ended up in the hospital pretty quickly, they did some tests and it turned out that I suffered from a couple of heart rhytm disorders (extra beats and irregular beats) they advised me to take a chill pill for a while and I’ve been fine until a couple of months ago.

The thing is I haven’t even been working out properly so I don’t think its a matter of too much strain on my body. I have two ideas as to why I think this might be happening.

For starters, I always seem to train in spurts meaning I usually have periods of intense training followed by periods of doing nothing. So the sudden intensity after a period of inactivity might be too much on my heart?

Secondly, I’ve been sleep deprivated for almost three years now. On school days I average about 3-6 hours of sleep and on weekends and holidays/breaks it might be as much as 10-14 hours of sleep. Periods of mild insomnia coupled with hypersomnia doesn’t seem ideal?

The pain usually comes in the middle of a training session (which I believe probably is when a trainee peaks, physically?) my movements become slow and dull and I become really tired.

I am aware that the beforementioned suggestions are pretty bad and should be delt with regardless of pains or not since it’s not healthy, I am also aware that diet also plays a big role but as someone who just joined an MMA gym I would like to get some feedback or advice from someone with a similar experience.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask

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BBB: I get what you mean, I just thought I could get views with someone with a similar experience.

go see a doctor now, right now!

99.99% this is NOT “heart” pain. Based on what you tell us, this is most likely musculoskeletal-type pain, some costochondritis, worsened by chest exercises. If your pain is reproducible with certain movements or position it is NOT related to your heart.

OTOH you’re in Sweden, so go get a 2DEcho, then a stress test and top it off with a cardiac catheterization. Make sure this is not due to your heart, go back to heavy lifting and let the state pick up the tab :slight_smile:

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[quote]bushidobadboy wrote:

What? Heart pain and you wanna risk relying on us as your sole source of information? I’m guessing you play the lottery on a regular basis. You must do since you feel so lucky.

No ‘probably’ about it; see a pro. This isn’t shoulder pain we’re talking about.

BBB[/quote]

This may explain why he is here:

Long Waits for “Free” Healthcare in Sweden

As America sleepwalks toward socialized medicine, Sweden offers a prime example of what the future has in store for us. The country’s socialized system features a “healthcare guarantee” that patients will be treated within 90 days. Like everything else having to do with “universal healthcare,” this guarantee is extravagantly expensive pie in the sky.

The National Board of Health and Welfare admits that 45% of patients have to wait longer than 90 days. Health Minister Göran Hägglund grouses that 250 million kronor squandered trying to shorten wait times has been ineffectual. In Jämtland County, 40% of patients can’t even get their local clinic on the phone on the day they fall ill.

Seriously ill patients are being kept in ambulances outside hospitals for hours so NHS trusts do not miss Government targets. Thousands of people a year are having to wait outside accident and emergency departments because trusts will not let them in until they can treat them within four hours, in line with a Labour pledge.

The hold-ups mean ambulances are not available to answer fresh 999 calls. [?] Figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats show that last year 43,576 patients waited longer than one hour before being let into emergency units. [?] Labour brought in the four-hour A&E target to end the scandal of patients waiting for days in casualty or being kept on trolleys in corridors.

The practice of leaving patients out in the ambulance is known as “patient-stacking.”

[quote]hatesmiles wrote:
go see a doctor now, right now![/quote]

+1

risky, especially with the conditions previously stated.

[quote]cr1404 wrote:
bushidobadboy wrote:

What? Heart pain and you wanna risk relying on us as your sole source of information? I’m guessing you play the lottery on a regular basis. You must do since you feel so lucky.

No ‘probably’ about it; see a pro. This isn’t shoulder pain we’re talking about.

BBB

This may explain why he is here:

Long Waits for “Free” Healthcare in Sweden

As America sleepwalks toward socialized medicine, Sweden offers a prime example of what the future has in store for us. The country’s socialized system features a “healthcare guarantee” that patients will be treated within 90 days. Like everything else having to do with “universal healthcare,” this guarantee is extravagantly expensive pie in the sky.

The National Board of Health and Welfare admits that 45% of patients have to wait longer than 90 days. Health Minister Göran Hägglund grouses that 250 million kronor squandered trying to shorten wait times has been ineffectual. In Jämtland County, 40% of patients can’t even get their local clinic on the phone on the day they fall ill.

Seriously ill patients are being kept in ambulances outside hospitals for hours so NHS trusts do not miss Government targets. Thousands of people a year are having to wait outside accident and emergency departments because trusts will not let them in until they can treat them within four hours, in line with a Labour pledge.

The hold-ups mean ambulances are not available to answer fresh 999 calls. [?] Figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats show that last year 43,576 patients waited longer than one hour before being let into emergency units. [?] Labour brought in the four-hour A&E target to end the scandal of patients waiting for days in casualty or being kept on trolleys in corridors.

The practice of leaving patients out in the ambulance is known as “patient-stacking.” [/quote]

It’s free. Yep, can’t beat that.

Thanks guys, I appreciate the concern. I’ll try to see a doctor asap!

[quote]shoo wrote:
It’s free. Yep, can’t beat that. [/quote]
if you really think it’s free, think again.