I realize that these aren’t medical forums, but medicine hasn’t really helped me with this, so i’m turning here instead. Several months ago, i often experienced something that would best be describe as a subtle, mild ache in the heart area - on the same heigh as the heart, just inches left (my left) from the center of my chest. It would go away and come back over the course of several months, and i decided to see a doctor about it before starting to lift again last month.
Well, he ran two tests: a classic cardiogram and a more-indepth test called an ultrasound. He told me that i aced both tests and my heart is absolutely, positively perfect beyond any doubt. He even jokingly added that if everyone got these results, he would be out of work.
Well, the good news is that i haven’t felt it since talking to him. I started lifting heavily and everything was fine up until two days ago. I was on the last set of french presses (elbow extension overhead), when i realized that i wasn’t going to meet my goal for the day - my muscles were failing and i still had several reps to go.
I’m used to exercising to failure, but this was different. I actually managed to squeeze out a few more reps past the point where my muscles would usually fail. And i was damn happy - i felt good. This was further than i’ve ever gone before, and i was a little surprised that i managed to handle that kind of pain. Well, here comes the bad news. My heart, or the area around it, has been aching on and off today.
I know what you're thinking - that was pretty stupid. But hey, i was working on a machine, and the doc told me i'm in perfect health, so what's the worst that could happen, right? And what did happen anyway? I'm not going back there with the same thing just to listen to him tell me i'm in perfect health again. So if it isn't my heart, then what is it?
Has anyone ever had anything like this happen to them before? I’m pretty sure it will stop by tomorrow, but if it doesn’t, i’ll give it a few more days, then go back there and refuse to leave his office until he tells me what the hell is wrong with my heart, muscle, whatever.