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On my last 2 runs I have been experiencing a sharp squeezing pain in my right chest. The only reason I can think this is happening is because I had not been running as much for 3 weeks prior (each week at a total [run] mileage of 4.5 miles, 2.3 miles, and 2.5 miles). I ran 14.6 miles last week and was attempting to run about the same this week (with my chest pain cutting this run and the one before it short). I stretched my chest and arms and other body parts thoroughly. I just don't know what is going on. I am thinking this upcoming week I will scale back to no more than 13 miles. Can any of you explain what is going on?
Get your general practitioner to refer you to a cardiologist.
I had something similar a few years ago. The doctor did an EKG or ECG, whatever it was. Everything was normal. He diagnosed me with heartburn (it felt like a knot in the chest area, not like a burning sensation).
I'm with Zonykel on this. Go to your GP.
If I had a "sharp squeezing pain" in my chest I would be getting to my doc as soon as possible. I would also stop running until given the all clear to start again.
Yes see a doctor and then a cardiologist. You can never be too safe with a heart. I had a similar issues last year. You don't want to be wondering if there is an issue every time you run.
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+1 on see a Dr/Cardiologist - could be Angina, or GERD/Reflux or both.
In 2008, I had both at the same time,wound up in the ER with severe pain and wound up having a heart attack when they tried to ease the pain, crashed my blood pressure with the meds. Attack happened while they tried to elevate my BP again. They found I had 95% blockage in main artery - with no real symptoms other than occasional heart burn, and I had been working out with a trainer 3x/week with no symptoms other than occasional indigestion/heartburn. Had 2 more trips to the ER with similar symptoms before they discovered I also had GERD! Both Angina & GERD can display similar intermittent symptoms. In my case its good that they accidentally induced the heart attack because if they had discovered the GERD first I might have heart attack outside of ER which would have been deadly.
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