Anyone develop chest pains after starting big law?

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FWIW--In all likelihood this is a psychosomatic reaction to stress, not an early sign of heart issues.

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Friend of mine had a heart attack in her late 20s.

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She’s fine now. This was years ago.

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Yes I developed anxiety because of a specific partner and not really biglaw

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Not heart pains, but an eye twitch. But get checked out for sure

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One of my colleagues did and walked out from the office to the ER one day. Panic attacks.

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This can easily be stress-related, or anxiety-related. I used to feel like a weight on my chest, making it hard to breath. It was anxiety and once I got that under control it went away.

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Yes, it started about a year ago for me; has been off-and-on since then. Not cardiac-related, so my cardiologist and I have narrowed it down to either fully stress-related or Costochronditis (doctor-speak for inflammation of the cartilage between your ribs) exacerbated by stress or sleep deprivation.

If you haven’t already, get a cardiac work up. EKG, stress test, blood work, the works. Better safe than sorry

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Could be acid reflux or muscle strain from being hunched over a desk all the time. Source: my experience the last few years.

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Yes. Turned out to be a worsening case of asthma. Got a cardiac workup just to be sure it wasn't my heart.

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Yes I did. I got it checked it out and it wasn’t cardiac related, thankfully. Still not really sure what it was, but it hasn’t happened recently.

Thanks— and yeah, I suspect it’s stress related, but can’t seem to get it diagnosed

Go to the doctor. Seriously. No job is worth shaving years of your life.

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