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Tight throat and chest pain


For the last 2 runs I have done I have experienced a tight throat and chest pains.... making me stop my run after about 2kms.... starting to bug me now. Any ideas?


  • Jack HughesJack Hughes Posts: 1,262
    Virus? Any other cold like symptoms?

    Are you slower than usual?

    Have a rest.
  • BopomofoBopomofo Posts: 980
    You're joking, right? Tight throat and chest pains. Don't ask us bunch of idiots... DOCTOR.... NOW!!
  • sfullersfuller Posts: 628
    I know it sounds bad in the title but I don't think its a heart attack or anything. Might see a doc though....
  • BopomofoBopomofo Posts: 980
    I know it sounds bad in the title but I don't think its a heart attack or anything.

    Famous last words! [:D]

    Seriously, mate. Could be a virus in which case you need to ease off a lot - I think I've spoken on the forums before about a mate who kept pushing on with his schedule through a nasty chest virus and earned himself a pacemaker.

    Do you get hayfever - that might explain it? I've started noticing my chest tightening up very early this year, but I also get exercise-induced asthma so I'm probably a bit over sensitive.

    Another thing that has given me a sore throat and chest has been the management at my local pool being a bunch of cocks and getting the chlorine wrong. Anything like this happened in the last week or so?

    Anyway, go see a doc and tell us what happens. Good luck!
  • sfuller - I'm a cardiac physiologist who does coronary angiography, pacemaker implants and stress tests etc.

    Wouldnt be too concerned as your obviously relatively fit. However, get yourself to the Drs asap and get to the bottom of this quickly by some simple tests.

    Occasionaly the odd very fit person can get cardiac disease, best get it checked as pain in throat and chest is often a precursor to a cardiac event.

    Hope this helps, would not normally write something like this on a forum but seriously get checked out
  • sfullersfuller Posts: 628
    Ill make an appointment!
  • treefrogtreefrog Posts: 1,242
    Its a voodoo spell from me[;)]. Get well soon
  • JulesJules Posts: 987
    I'd go to a doctor.

    I had a few chest pains a while back. The docs got me to have an ECG which showed everything was OK with my heart, they put it down to muscular pain in the chest muscles.

    If you have a heart problem obviously you would need something done pronto. Hopefully you don't in which case once you have it checked you can stop worrying.
  • My exersion-induced asthma started exactly like this. After a full-blown asthma attack (hospital, resus, the works) right after the London triathlon last year, I was diagnosed by the 2 week peak flow test. Now I take beclazone and ventolin and the differenece is huge. Always thought my tight chest and wheezing was down to chronic unfitness.

    Not saying that's what it is - but worth bearing in mind if you are going to see a GP.

  • sfullersfuller Posts: 628
    Going to see GP tonight... so we will see.
  • sfullersfuller Posts: 628
    GP said he believes it to be respiratory but is referring me to a cardiac doctor to do some tests just to rule heart issues out. Worse part of it is is that he said not to exert myself (exercise) until they have found out what it is!!!! [:@] [&o]
  • woodywoody Posts: 52
    strange how doctors work, last year when i went with chest pains and shortness of breath, I was booked in for an ECG, which took a week, and chest X-ray witch took 4 weeks to get done, but the doc told me not to stop doing any of the running,cycling or swimming. Eventually we worked out that I had developed asthma at 35, I put id down to swimming in a pool just once that had a high chlorine level, and was way too hot, still suffer, but it's managable now.

    Good luck with the tests, i know this can be very worring not knowing, hope all turn out OK.

  • Ive given up with G.P.s absolute waste of time... you gt five minutes to be told they dont know what it is and to send you for a blood test or physio if its an injury.

    Waste of time
  • sfullersfuller Posts: 628
    I dont think Im going to ease off training. Im resting till Monday just to give myself a chance to recover if it were a virus but then Im back on it. Im going to avoid running until I have had the Cardiac tests but still Turbo, swim and I think Ill get back on the rower too.... maybe a run in a week or so just to see if i have a repeat.
  • TommiTriTommiTri Posts: 879
    Clarkey sorry to hear your experience with GPs hasn't been so great. They are a funny breed, so variable in their ability, especially when it comes to things such as sports injuries. The problem is that GP is all about pattern recognition, you see things over and over again and you know what to do about it. As a GP you don't see many sports injuries, only really the common ones, like meniscal damage etc. A GP I worked with a bit ago hadn't even heard of the Ilio-tibial band!

    What it may be best to do if you try giving your surgery a call and asking if it is possible to see and GP specialist in either musculoskeletal or sports injury, most big practices will have one, and smaller ones will be able to do referrals to neighboring practices. They should have a much better idea whats going on.

    The same advice applies to everyone with sports injuries, if you ask to see a GP specialist they will normally oblige as it costs them far less to do this than refer to an orthopaedic surgeon.

  • CalimaCalima Posts: 35
    Listen to your doctor - my sister had what she thought was indigestion, chest pains, burning sensation in the throat, guess what she has just had a triple bypass operation. This all started one month ago, she does not smoke, drink & is not a triathlete but she did not take it too serously at first just like you but then she found it hard to sleep because of the pain at night. It turned out by the time she got to the A&E & had blood tests etc., she infact had had 3 mini heart attacks. So sunshine, please do not think it could never happen to yourself because life is a bitch sometimes. REST & wait until after the tests to resume training , whats more important, your life of a bike ride!!!!!!![8|]

    She is now recovering & hopefully will be home next week.
  • sfullersfuller Posts: 628
    Im sorry to hear about that mate. I have seen the doc early on so if it is anything serious (touch wood it isnt) I have caught it early. Training is my release.. therapy for me... ill just take it easy. Thanks
  • jonEjonE Posts: 1,113
    clarkey30 wrote:

    Ive given up with G.P.s absolute waste of time... you gt five minutes to be told they dont know what it is and to send you for a blood test or physio if its an injury.

    Waste of time

    Agree with Clarkey on this,if you get a good one then your lucky.

    Old lady at the gym I go to went to the Docs with a problem (its not a joke honest),A couple a minutes after going in to the Doc's office she comes out and bursts into tears in the waiting room.The receptionist goes over to see her and asks whats wrong.She replys that after a couple of minuts the Doc said to her that ''her Time was up''.

    The receptionist did eventually get to explain that it was her appointment time not her lifetime,so much for help in the community.
  • Although fella i will say, if youve been told to rest pending tests.

    Your not going to lose any drastic fitness in the week, its February not June so you have lots of time. Rest and come back stronger rather than dragging out feeling unwell.

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