Just a question for those of you who have experienced chest pain. I don't want to invent symptoms or turn every ache and pain into something significant but I was reading about pleurisy and wondering if that was what I had...
Back in October 2009 I woke up one day with chest pain. It was very centered in my chest and had a heavy feeling (something sitting on your chest) and it got worse and felt sharper with a deep breath or when I was sitting upright (driving). At first I thought it was a heart attack but it didn't get worse then i thought maybe it was bad indigestion (I'd never really had indigestion so wasn't sure). By the 5th day I started to get worried something was wrong so I had an EKG (ECG) done and it was normal. About 8 days after it started it went away and never came back. My doctor told me it was probably stress but I wasn't stressed at all during that time. I have often wondered what it was.
What does pleurisy feel like? Are there other symptoms that go along with it?