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Old 09-26-2009, 05:17 AM   #1
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Chest pain

After my last, very intense, WOD (Thursday) I had a relatively high heart rate fluctuating between 80 and 115. 80 When sitting down, 115 when walking. This lasted for a few hours, so I started to worry and called a doctor. He said it was most likely because I was nervous, and that I shouldn't think about it.
It's been two days now, and now I experience intermittent pain in the chest region. My heart rate is fine (60 when sitting, 90 when walking). The pain is situated a little to the right of the middle of my chest. The pain only lasts a few seconds and then it's gone. The pain is also very mild.
I've been crossfitting and strength training for almost a year now and I haven't experienced anything like this before.

I've been taking ZMA, and I suspect the magnesium to be the cause of the pain. I have eaten high amounts of meat and sunflower seeds (afaik containing a high amount of magnesium), and when getting magnesium in too high doses, it can cause irregular heart beats. Is this what I'm experiencing? Any ideas? I appreciate any input.
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:31 AM   #2
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Re: Chest pain

You really need to be checked physically and you should do it soon.

Chest pain and heart rate fluctuations are serious warning signs.

80-115 is not significantly high, however to fluctuate between those set points while at rest and while having chest pain is a huge deal.
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:01 AM   #3
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Re: Chest pain

Get it checked out.
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Old 09-27-2009, 04:46 AM   #4
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Re: Chest pain

Thanks for replying! Here's an update:

Heart rate is fine. ~60-65 while sitting in front of computer. ~85-90 while walking around the house. No pain in chest, only a tiny pressure on the lower right side (beneath my right breast) behind the ribs. The pressure has decreased over the last two days.
Could this have something to do with the lungs?
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:10 AM   #5
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Re: Chest pain

There are many things it could be. They can range all the way from a mild heart attack, a pneumothorax, cardiac dysrythmias, to maybe a pulled muscle. The issue here is, if it is a pulled muscle, no biggie. If it is cardiac or pulmonary in nature, IT CAN KILL YOU. What you should do, at a minimum, is get an EKG, a chest X-ray, and some simple bloodwork to see what is going on in your chest. Your heart rate isn't screaming horrible right now, but the fact you still have discomfort is a huge red flag. Not one person on this thread had said "just wait and see how you feel." That's because they realize the seriousness of the problem. As a society, we will bring our cars in to a mechanic faster then we will seek medical attention for ourselves. Waiting won't get you any answers. Spend a few hours at your doctor's office, or a medi-clinic, or an ER and figure out what's going on.
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:51 AM   #6
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Re: Chest pain

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Old 09-27-2009, 11:39 AM   #7
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:27 AM   #9
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Re: Chest pain

Thanks for responding everyone. Got an ECG - nothing wrong. "Perfect heart", they said. Two doctors listened to my lungs. Nothing wrong with them. They said it was because I had a twinged nerve in my back from which the pain was perceived as did it come from the chest region. It's right by the shoulder blade. So I'm fine!
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