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Has anyone experienced chest pain along with their IBS? And if so, how was it treated?Has any of the doctors you have gone to suggest Candida as a cause of IBS?Amy
 
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I have had chest pains so bad that I sought out help from the nurse where I work, she said it was gas and to try to relax and it did ease up then was gone after about 5 min but thats me maybe you should talk to your doc if it doesn't get better. I hope you feel better.
 

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Hi Amy:Any time you experience chest pain you should get it checked out right away, to make sure it's not your heart. I have heard of people having pains connected with IBS or other problems, but unless you know for sure that's what it is, it's better to go to the emergency room.JeanG
 

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That's great news, Amy!
Maybe they can do some further testing to tell you what is causing the pain.I have what I call heart thumps, and sometimes rapid heartbeats. They did an ekg and had me on a holter monitor, and never found anything wrong with me either. However, they did give me beta blockers to use when I need them.Several weeks ago it started racing and I was out of breath, something that never happened before, and I had it checked. By the time I got there and they did the ekg everything was back to normal. The doctor told me I did the right thing in coming in, though, since it was a completely new symptom for me. We figured it was probably stress.I'll keep my fingers crossed that they can find a solution for you.
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Anxiety and stress can make you have heart palpitations and shortness of breath. I get it from time to time and then it goes away. I think it's a new symptom of my stress from IBS worries....Anxiety. I'm more anxious these days than I ever have been. You have to wonder if you can get health problems from the symptoms that come from the IBS.
 

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Since the heart checked out ok - maybe they should check out your gallbladder. I went to the ER one night thinking I was having a heart attack, turned out my gallbladder was full of stones (over 30). They removed it and I no longer have chest pain. I had chest pain for over 2 years which the doc said I had acid reflux, gave me prilosec and send me on my way. I forgot to take my meds for three days and that's when the chest pain sent me to the ER.
 
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I am glad I am not the only one. I have been to the emergency room several times. I have had several ekg, echocardiogram, stress test, and heart monitor. Everything seems ok. They told me it was indegestion and anxiety. However, the anxiety meds make it worse. I read in a docs office that because of where the colon is located, pain can radiate and feel like it is in your heart. I have been to the emergency room so much, I don't think insurance will pay foe anymore. As long as my pain is the same I won't worry.
 

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I always get chest pain sometimes minor sometimes I swear I am having a heart attack.When they first started out with the IBS thing Doc said irregular Thyroid will cause chest pain and heart racing/murmers but that turned up nothing. I went to hospital they x-rayed , found nothing , gave me Zantac. I actually found that drinking my Coke and burping releaves pressure and I take 2 gaviscon chewable tabs and in a day I am good to go again
 
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