| | Help someone! Need some insight...so scared
Hello this is my first time on here and i HOPE to get some advice or feedback asap!
Lets start with do i have angina?
For the past 3 months ive been having this discomfort. At first it happened out of nowhere my chest hurt and the pain went into my left shoulder, neck, forearm, wrist and fingers. I got freaked so i think that brought on the anxiety feelings coz i felt like throwing up and passing out!! At this time i went into the ER and was told it was only anxiety. OK great ill avoid stress as much as i can...the second time it happened BAMMM again chest pain, arm pain, BUT it brought on back pain and i got sweaty along with shortness of breath. Off to the ER i go again, my results...nothing the doctor just sent me home and told me to take it easy and try deep breathing exercises...this went on a few more times AND keep in mind when i felt these chest pains they came on while i was sitting doing nothing!!!
THis last "attack" i had was just last night and i was at my wits end...literally frustrated and ready to just pack it in and give up but thankfully i have support in this (thanx hubby) it went the same chest pain then the arm, back, and this time my legs got weak and my feet and palms got sweaty...so another trip to the ER i go and i get the same thing my test results are fine and maybe i should lose weight...ummmm!! sorry but is that all? i dont get it...
anyways ive been on the net searching for answers and my symptoms seem to point to angina...and as i read its a serious condition! Im so scared that if this is what i really have im screwed...i have a 2 yr old and btw im only 25...anyone have similar story or maybe a way to get a doctor to listen to me and that im not just "stressed" out and whats going on might be serious...
Opps forgot to add that during these episodes i also get the "feeling of doom" and sometimes the pain turns into a burning feeling like heartburn almost...
at the hospital i was put on those heart monitor sticky thingys, blood tests were done as well as chest x-ray and they came back normal...but i have iron deficiency that im treating and i read that anemia can cause angina
so if anyone out there has answers or similar experience id like to hear from u...thanks everyone (hope i dont sound crazy or stupid)
Last edited by Administrator; 09-04-2011 at 08:46 AM.