Atypical exercise recovery chest pain

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Submitted by Dr T on July 15, 2014 – 8:22am

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Hello Doctor,
Im a 30y/o female in good health. Good wt, bp, chol, etc. I have worked out for over a decade. In the last year, I have had shooting pains up to my chin and faintness strictly during the Recovery phase of my workout. I run for a few miles, feel fine, but as soon as a slow to a fast walk, the pains start shooting up my chin. If i start running again the chest pain goes away, but I eventually have to end my workout, and the pain sets in again. I think sometime is wrong with how my heart recovers from cardio exercise.  Have you ever heard of this?
Hi Mary Ellen,
Based on your symptoms (pain disappearing with exercise – not the other way around), I suspect a muscular skeletal issue, but this should be checked with your doctor.
Hope this helps,

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