Hello all, I'm new here, and was hoping I could get some opinions from you guys.
So, about 1 month ago, I began feeling a slight discomfort in my chest, not localized to one area, but mostly on the left side (although it does show up on the right). It's not a lot of pain, and it hasn't increased, it's been the same since it started, a spiky, minor discomfort that lingers around for a bit throughout the day.
A little background: Im 29 years old, average smoker, overweight, but have been on a diet for a about 2 months (lost 8 KG!) and ever since this started, i went straight to the ER cuz i freaked out, he did an EKG and checked my heart, also took cardio blood-work which he returned in an hour, both tests were negative and he said from my symptoms that it was most probably stress induced chest pain. He also prescribed a medication which I refused to take since I thought I could handle it.
Since then, the feeling has not gone away, for some reason im not convinced (I tend to be the worrying type). Now the problem is, stress is a vicious cycle, the more stressed I am, the more pain ill feel, the more pain I feel, the more I think about it and so on...Anyway, every little twitch or small itch I get I begin associating with this condition which makes me worry about it even more.
The best way I can describe the discomfort is, you're just sitting there, then all of a sudden, you can a slight, very slight, pinprick type feeling anywhere on my chest...it's not dull or heavy, its just sharp and pin-point....it lingers for a bit, i rub it, and it goes away...for now. The issue also is If i preoccupy myself with something like work or games, I tend not to think about it and I forget that it's there. Sometimes I'd be sitting and remember that Im not feeling it (woohoo!), and then 10 min later it would return. I already spoke to another doctor online and they assumed it was some kind of skin irritation, but after trying their elimination methods, it doesn't seem to be the case.
I've never felt this way before, It's been a month and I cant seem to shake this thing. Any pain I feel in my arm or neck or leg I associate with this and assumed it's a heart attack or an blood clot. (Google-ing things doesn't help either).
What should my next step be? I tried waiting it out, I checked my heart and cardio blood, I tried skin treatment, nothing worked. Im lost and I feel like this is the only thing I can think about, it's quite debilitating.
Thanks for taking the time to read!