For the past few days, the left side of my chest (specifically right above my breast and the forearm/shoulder area) have been achy/sore; not an unbearable pain, but a subtle dull/uncomfortable feeling. I've also been feeling like I've been having to take harsher breaths in order to get oxygen; though I work out every day and doing simple tasks + working out doesn't make me winded at all. Since yesterday I've also been experiencing other things, such as dizziness, cold sweats, and nausea. I also just started to feel stiffness/pain in the left side of my neck, but I think I might've pulled/strained a muscle from lifting something a few days prior. All of these things seem to be symptoms of heart attack, but I'm 22 years old, I don't have a family history of heart attacks or heart diseases, I work out at least 4-5+ times a week for an hour, and have an average diet (some days healthier than others, some days not so much). Could this be something common/non-threatening, or should I be concerned?
I think you answered your own question with the statement about the possibility of straining/pulling a muscle lifting something. If your symptoms of dizziness, cold sweats and nausea make you uncomfortable without a diagnosis, go see your Dr. or go to a walk-in clinic and be seen by a Dr. It's unlikely, in my opinion, that you have a heart problem with no family history and at 22 yrs. of age. You could have some other kind of problem. Do what gives you peace of mind.
Nobody in my family has had heart problems except me at 31 I had a major heart attack, age is not a factor either and only a doctor at either urgent care or an ER will be able to tell if you are experiencing a heart attack. If your wrong it's no big deal but if your right it is the difference between having lots of damage to the heart muscle or very little damage. So if your experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, you should not mess around you get it checked out by doctors that know what there doing. Period
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