My daughter also had very bad chest pain. It started about six months before she got really sick. She was having headaches that were diagnosed as sinus infections. So, when she started with the chest pain,we all felt she was starting with asthma. It was in the spring time so we felt it was either allergies or asthma. She also complained of chest tightness. I listened to her lungs and they were clear. But, I took her to the doctor and she felt it was anxiety due to fear of middle school. This from a kid who loved school. I now know that as soon as a doctor can't see anything,it is either depression or anxiety. By fall,she was really sick and the chest pain was severe. To this day, it has been the most intense and severe pain she had. It would come and go. I always took her pulse during this and it was regular,her skin warm and dry. Things you look for with cardiac problems. By the time she was diagnosed and saw Dr. Jones, he felt it was due to the inflammation of her ligaments in her chest. He did not feel it was cardiac in her case. She still occassionally (three years and a half years later, three coinfections,babs,mycoplasma & bart, and still on abx) has chest pain but, not as severe as it was. I wouldn't fool around with chest pain, you need to have cardiac causes ruled out. But, just wanted to let you know that it can happen due to lyme and possible coinfections. Good luck and good health to you.
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Hi SnowBoarder - I am sorry you are having heart stuff too. I have it as well. I have/had Lyme, Babesia, and Ehrlichia hme and hge.
The heart issues started for me two months before treatment. I had Free T3 and T4 checked along with extensive thyroid tests and all checked out fine.
After Mepron/Zithromax the first month for babesia the palps disappeared for awhile but are now back occassionally. It definitely is worse during a herx.
Last night I was having air hunger and pain and pressure in my chest so I think the babesia monster may be rearing its ugly head again.
I would definitely get tested for coinfections through IgeneX because if you have them you need to get treated for them or the lyme may never go away.
Take care and hope you lose this symptom soon!
------------------ "If I can stop one/Heart from breaking/I shall not live in vain/If I can ease one Life the Aching/Or cool one Pain/Or help one fainting Robin/Unto his Nest again/I Shall not live in Vain." Emily Dickinson
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I also had/have chest pain
Started before my other symptoms. Went to my primary doctor thinking I might be having a heart attack. Nothing was wrong...
Still occassionally have pains but not so much now.
It's very scary.
I have pain on all sides of the chest now, though, not just where the heart is.