I am 34 years old. I am 5' 2" and 115 lbs. For the past year, I have had pain in my left, upper chest on and off. I have seen 2 doctors at the practice I go to, and 1 surgeon. I have had a chest x-ray and an ekg (both around the middle of last year). I have been told it could be breast pain, heart burn or simply anxiety. I tried taking something for heart burn but that didnt' work. The surgeon thought it was breast pain and told me to take Evening Primrose Oil, but that didn't help either.
The feeling is like a burning sensation just below my skin, with occasional sharp pain, above my breast and towards the center of my chest. Occasionally, I will also have a dull pain in my left armpit. Rarely, the pain is dull and I can feel it in the entire left side of my chest.
I also have asthema, but usually only when I have a cold. Recently the asthema has come back, but only with a slight cough, no cold. The other morning it was hard to breath. I am going to go to the doctor for the asthma soon. I don't think it is related, though.
The only other symptom that seems to occasionally happen with the chest discomfort is a sharp pain in the upper left part of my back. The doctor did say it may be a pinched nerve in my back.