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How does depression cause actual heart ache after the end of a forty year marriage? Or is that anxiety? I am experiencing twinges of pain in the chest, especially when i think about the separation from my husband of 40 years. The closer the time comes f

How does depression cause actual heart ache after the end of a forty year marriage?  Or is that anxiety? I am experiencing twinges of pain in the chest, especially when i think about the separation from my husband of 40 years.  The closer the time comes f

Grieving: Drs. Kahn and fowler have provided great information here. It's also true that intense grief can cause feelings of actual heartache. Ending a marriage of so many years is a huge loss for both spouses. I hope you have supportive friends and family around you, and a spiritual or church community. Also, your doctor can continue to check into any worrisome symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Occasional aching heart pain that comes and goes. Was driving. 22 yrs old. What causes it?

GI Problems common: In your age group, chest pain is often due to gastrointestinal problems (heartburn), often due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Heart problems are more rare in young people. However, your doctor should be consulted because a careful medical evaluation should be able to clarify the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I recently went 2 the e.R cause i had extreme heart and left arm tightness and tingling along with sore throat. Got xray and sent home. Is this weird?

I recently went 2 the e.R cause i had extreme heart and left arm tightness and tingling along with sore throat. Got xray and sent home. Is this weird?

Both parties right: You were right to access care immediately as signs of cardiac disease present this way. The er doc after imaging, and diagnosing was right to send you home. Unless many predisposing factors are at play, you are a bit young to have these classic signs of a heart attack. So, everyone is right! ...Read more

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What causes a 10 second pain in center of chest going out to both sides?Ache / tearing pain.Happened while driving.PCP says heart ok.See cardiologist?

What causes a 10 second pain in center of chest going out to both sides?Ache / tearing pain.Happened while driving.PCP says heart ok.See cardiologist?

Symptom: Such symptoms can be caused by other things than heart. Esophageal spasm, gastrointestinal gas and even diaphragmatic spasm can cause such a symptom, you might discuss further with your Doc to see what he/she thinks it is. ...Read more

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Can a heart attack last for days. Is it possible a 22yo female to have a heart attack or can severe aniexty cause chest ache and back ache?

Would be rare: Common things are common and rare things are rare. It would be extremely uncommon for you to have a heart attack at 22 that has lasted for "days" and still be alive.It is VERY common to have anxiety that leads you to believe this and have the symptoms you describe. You do need to see your doctor to make sure no medical conditions causing your anxiety and for referral to a psychologist who can help ...Read more