Chest pain after exercise

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Apr 2013
3:21pm, 22 Apr 2013
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Gymfreak
Has anyone had it/get it after endurance events?

My chest hurts on the left side and it's quite sharp when I breathe in but when I'm not breathing in it feels like a dull ache in back and chest. I don't think that makes sense but I know what I mean?

I did do a long endurance thing over the weekend and thought it might possibly be related maybe as I don't know what else it could be? Can you tire your heart out or something?!
Apr 2013
3:25pm, 22 Apr 2013
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Pestomum
PE? Given your history lovely one, get yourself checked out please :-)
Apr 2013
3:26pm, 22 Apr 2013
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Gymfreak
That pain before was all in my back.....it doesn't feel like that.....
Apr 2013
3:28pm, 22 Apr 2013
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Velociraptor
It COULD be a musculoskeletal pain, but get it checked out. It is Not Normal.
Jun 2013
4:03pm, 10 Jun 2013
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Devoted2Distance
I get this too Gymfreak... I have been to the doctors about it but they have never got to the root cause of it... last year I was in hospital because of it as it was so intense I was terrified (at the end of a normal 8 miler, not particularly exerting myself). I stayed overnight in hospital 'cause they thought I had a blood clot on my lung (some tests came back abnormal) but fortunately there wasn't anything there... I was discharged but the chest pain thing never got answered. I don't get it as much now but sometimes I get a weird 'electric' feeling as well as the general heaviness. I just make sure I rest religiously on Saturday and for a few days after big events now. Not sure I'll ever get to the bottom of it..
Jun 2013
4:04pm, 10 Jun 2013
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Devoted2Distance
PS I'm not sure about your general health, but I am generally pretty fit although I am anaemic (confirmed by blood tests) and have been vegetarian for 11 years. I also have low blood pressure and can feel faint easily if I get up too quick
Jun 2013
6:03pm, 10 Jun 2013
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shyfire
What pm and Vrap said. Get it checked asap. My clot symptoms were exactly like that. Hope it is just muscular (())
Jun 2013
9:19pm, 10 Jun 2013
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Phil70
After an 11-mile run, I had some pains in the chest and booked myself in with the GP the next day. I was sent for a chest x-ray which thankfully proved it was just a slight strain in a heart muscle (rest needed). Don't assume that your case is the same as mine. Please get it checked out so you can put your mind to rest.

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