Tightness chest neck

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Up the front of my neck from upper chest on left side there is a great amount of tightness and like stretching feeling with pain and a pressure feeling around my heart and goes up my throat and in and behind my left eye it's a feeling that don't go away it's been like this for a year or so and i've had several tests...
I have extreme tightness in my chest off and on. I went to the Doctor and he did an ekg which was normal and said my lungs were perfectly clear. He believes the tightness is stress related and put me on an anti-depressant. I just got out of an extremely stressful situation and yet the tightness in the chest and shortness of breath is back. I am constantly using my albuteral and sometimes an over the counter bronkaid. I also use advair occasionally.
Jmike1 thankyou for your advice, I am in the middle of getting tests done to evauluate a GI cause as my stomach is also causing the pain - it is ths frequency that this chest tightness and pain occour that i can not let the heart question drop. I have only had the regular strees test - but if all my test come back negative I will pursue this nucular strees test. If you dont mind me asking what sent you to the doc's in the first place.
My mom complains of tightness in neck then to her chest whenever she takes her blood pressure meds. She said sometimes if feels like she wants to burp. What causes that?
I am a 24 year old male and have been experiencing tightness in neck, chest, and sometimes shoulder area. The tightness is not painful like I could have a heart attack but more irritating. I had surgery for a hiatal hernia and had laparoscopic fundoplication done and I also have scoliosis. I've been to a chiropractor for my tightness to see if that would help but it just came right back. Wonder if this could be related to my scoliosis.
I've had this weird sensation in my upper chest, through the lower part of my neck. It's not "pain" per se, but a discomfort. Things like my shirt, seatbelt, blankets, etc., irritate me. Sometimes it's more noticeable than others, but never enough to worry me. at times the discomfort became extremely noticeable; constant. My heart seemed to be beating harder, faster.
last week i started having a tightness in my chest and about 3 days ago sharp pain seemed tocome and go...
Gave me a breathing treatment. Chest xray was clear. Neck and throat xrays were ok too. Went to the Pulomonologist the next day and my PFT was abnormal, so it was pretty clear to him that my problem was in the upper airway. I do have a funny feeling in the my throat on the right side like something is in it....it kinda feels like my tonsil is hanging half way down my throat or something.
I had an incredibly bad back and neck spasm that took a solid year to calm down however now im constantly dealing with tight neck and shoulders/chest and back It appears to just be a major muscle imbalance. I had an mri on my neck and brain, the mri showed a minor herniation at C5. Between a couple of different physios and neurologist they really dont think the herniation is the cause of these problems.
I have underactive thyroid, terrible trouble breathing, tightness in my chest (expecially after eating!) and no doc has been able to help me. IThank you for any help on this matter. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/262903'>Trouble Breathing and Chest Discomfort</a>.
Angina can cause neck tightness although that would be a long time to have that. Definately need current ultrasound as mine almost doubled in size over 3 years. Your neck symptoms sound just like mine, nothing but v necks for years. Hope this helps.
I would like to know what causes this because it doesn't always happen, but when it does I can't sleep since the tightness of the chest gets worse as it gets later. Very uncomfortable. Wish I had insurance to go and get checked. Hopefully someone might have been diagnosed and can shed some light.
My back starting hurting last week, next day chest felt pressure in the middle of breasts with occasional sharp pains on left side of chest and neck, day after back of neck is sore occsnl pain. I feel like I can't take a full breath of air. Then my arm felt tingly and then felt a little numbness. I went to ER, thought heart attack, blood and ekg were normal. Then went to Dr two days later still having symptoms and I'm awaiting test results from stress test.
It can be very painful. I also can haer my neck creaking when I move it. certain areas when i touch them hurt. So far any pain killers i have taken haven't worked.any suggestions.It hurts so bad i could cry.
Always when I eat Chinese food, my throat will start gradually tightening up to the point where I can't eat, my throat and upper chest feel like they're on fire, my eyes water -- this lasts for two or three minutes and then it goes away and I can finish my meal. Do you think there is something in the food which causes this?
I have been dealing with severe aches in my chest area, mainly in the center of chest and under the breast area. In doing simple house work (sweeping, cleaning the tub, laundry) the pain comes back and tires me out and leaving me feeling bad. Now, I've been dealing with aches in my left arm (not so much in the right).
Sometimes the feeling is stronger than others on occasions I have a funny feeling in my throat, both sides of my neck and head (almost as if my blood is not flowing) I dont get any tightness in my chest but I do get a throb down my left arm, now my doc thinks this is anxiety and I 'think' I agree with him because it can make me feel very anxious. I have been assured its not life threatening and will leave no long term damage to my heart.
This seems to be my problem which in turn affects the front of my neck and tightness in throat feeling. I think it is all muscle related?
The chest tightness is not in one specific area but across my chest and up to my neck. I have to force myself to take a deep breath, usually by yawning. I have been seeing a phonologist and he sent me for a chest x ray first and it was negative. Then a full blood work up and a CAT scan, all tests came back normal. He has me on 600 mg of ibuprofen 3 times a day.
-Tightness or restrictive pressure feeling in the middle of chest -feeling sensation of a strap across my forehead sometimes -constant Dizzy light headed feeling very light headaches 33yrs-Male, non-drinking -non smoker- No known family history of heart problems, Mother and father with hi-blood and hypertension. 10 yrs of migraine headaches with avg of 2-4 attacks a year usually between the months of July and Nov, I used to have problems with my sinus.
Any chest pains or tightness should always be throughly checked out with ur doctor. I had heart trouble at 43 and didn't have a clue that's what was going on. Also I have 4 really bad discs in my neck that causes the pain to extend down into my chest area and arm. Sometimes it's hard to distinguish what's pain from my heart and what's pain from my neck Only ur doctor can get u lined out with a proper diagnosis.
and it was a thyroid issue. I also felt uncomfortable wearing a gold chain around my neck or wearing jumpers with a roll neck or anything covering my neck. After treatment, I no longer have that problem.
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