[Chest pains]

Author: Colleen (---.client.attbi.com)

Date: 06-06-02 16:14

Silly Question of the Day.....

How do you tell the difference between chest pains and heartburn?

One of the above woke me up last night and I thought I was going to DIE!

I didn't have anything spicy for dinner or after.

Thank you. I'm feeling like an idiot.


[Re: Chest pains]

Author: Board Moderator--Sarah Beckley (---.dsl.mindspring.com)

Date: 06-06-02 19:10

Dear Colleen,

Here is what the Cleveland Clinic said about this:

"Chest pain can be caused by many different conditions including arthritis, heartburn, anxiety, pneumonia, etc. Anginal pain usually occurs with exertion and is often accompanied by profuse sweating, nausea, shortness of breath, and

radiation to the arms, neck, and jaw. Angina usually occurs with the same

level of exertion and often is the same type of pain with each episode.

If sudden chest pain with the anginal associations occurs, a heart attack

may be in progress so prompt medical attention should be sought. Heartburn

usually occurs after eating and feels like a sharp pain that radiates up the

chest to the mouth. Heartburn is often accompanied by a sour, acid taste in

the mouth and gets worse with lying down. Antacids often relieve heartburn

pain completely. Stress can often precipitate non-cardiac chest pain so stress management may help you greatly."

your food doesn't have to be spicey. You could have eaten something greasy or just disagreeable or even a lot of greens.



[Re: Chest pains]

Author: Colleen (---.client.attbi.com)

Date: 06-07-02 17:13

Thank you Sarah.

Nothing like a little gas to get your attention!

Thanks again,

Your gassy friend, Colleen