Can't take this much more...
I've been dealing with these "issues" for a year and a half and I don't know how much more I can take. I'll give you the rundown and if you have any words of encouragement, advice, etc. I'll take it. Just knowing that someone else might feel what I feel would probably help loads.
So, it all started after having my daughter. I gained 60lbs during my pregnancy but took it all off within 2 months of giving birth. About that time, I started getting these feelings of palpitations, or flips at the top of my stomach. I at once thought it was my heart, went and got a halter monitor test which came back fine.
Since then, it has progressed to:
*incredibly weak feeling right at the top of my stomach, basically to the point where it's hard for me to lift my daughter, but I only really feel weak there
*feels like my heart is going to beat out of my chest and that it's racing
*shortness of breath
*chest pain, that travels up to my right side shoulder
*pain that radiates across my back on the left side over my ribcage
* it feels like I'm sucking in my stomach all the time, like you would to look skinnier, but I'm not. And that area right at the top of my stomach is where I feel that
My doctor has prescribed me Nexium which did nothing except make me feel worse. Then celexa for the depression this has caused, which made my hair fall out in clumps. So needless to say, I've stopped taking both of those. She has put me on Zantac now and something for anxiety. And I also have an appt. with a gastroenterologist.
Basically, I feel like the life is being sucked out of me and I barely have enough energy to get myself dressed, let alone look after a 2 year old. I get so depressed at the thought of what kind of mother I had hoped to be as opposed to what I've become because of this. I cry at the thought of not being as peppy and energetic as I once was. I want this for my daughter, I don't want her having to deal with a mother who is "sickly".
If anyone has felt these symptoms, please please let me know! I can't stand thinking I'm crazy or alone in this much longer.