I am a 24 year old female who is relatively healthy. I have been experiencing these random, infrequent chest pains every now and then for quite a few years now. Every now and then, perhaps once a month (maybe more, most likely less), I will feel a sharp pain underneath my left ribs as I breath in. It seems to be a few inches above the bottom of my rib cage, underneath my heart. It almost feels like a restriction of some sort, when I try to breath in deeply. When I feel it happen, if I take a normal breath in, or a deep breath in, I know it will really hurt. It's a very uncomfortable, scary feeling; therefore, I just breath very shallow for a few breaths until I can feel it has gone away; then I can continue to breath normally again. It only lasts for a few breaths. As I said, this happens quite infrequently and randomly, but I do get nervous when it happens.
I have never smoked and drink only socially. I used to have asthma in high school, but outgrew it. Please let me know if there are any other details I can provide. I think I saw a similar post by "Patient", dated 2005, but I am not sure if this is the same thing or not.
I am looking forward to any help you can provide. Thank you so much.