Hi, I have been reading through the forums for a few days and thought I'd post. I'm 41, female, and have had chest pain on and off for as long as I can remember(20+ years). Had many heart tests due to this and because I also have pvcs (skipped beats). Anyway when I get a flare of pain I always get checked out, and this current run started a month ago. I had an ekg, stress test, echocardiogram and chest X-ray all looked ok. So I'm just living with the pain as usual...Friday I woke up and had horrendous pain between my shoulder blades, just awful. My thought was immediately heart attack but I reassured myself I've been checked out. I ibuprofen'd my way through the day and used a heating pad and more advil at night. It is 3+ days later and it still hurts. I am starting to think it is muscular because turning my head all the way right worsens the pain between my shoulders, as does stretching my neck, rotating it in a circle down toward my chest and to the sides. There is also soreness when I press under my arm on the left side and leaning forward to pick something up reproduces a localized "bruised" feeling in my left chest. The upper back pain radiating to my chest is really awful and has rendered me useless the past three and a half days. It seems to be way worse when I wake up in the morning. I also felt a bit of pins and needles behind my left armpit/shoulder blade area. I have 3 small kids so I'm no stranger to lower back pain but this upper is new to me. Last year I had a cervical spine mri and it showed a bulging disc and herniated disc I think at c5-6 if I remember correctly. There was also some arthritic changes. I don't get neck pain though I had this test for headaches. I'm not sure where to go from here. Do I see my GP? Any text I should ask for? I have been ready to go to the ER the pain has been so bad at times . But the movement making it worse and 800mg of Advil settling it down a bit has stopped me.