What is the next step?
I am so frustrated with these doctors. They just don't seem to get it. I can't deal with this anymore. The daily fears and worries and attacks are ruining my life. I went to the ER yesterday with really bad chest pain but after leaving me alone in a room for 4 hours and doing an EKG and bloodwork they said it was chest wall pain. HUH??? They didn't hook me up to a monitor and while I was lying there my heart rythms were very weird, kind of like 5 or so seconds of super hard fast weird beats and then it went back to normal except it was pounding. They would've picked that up on a monitor.I don't get the chest wall pain? That severe and suddenly? I haven't done anything for a week so I'm sure I didn't pull anything. I am so worried this is serious and nobody is taking me seriously. My doctor sent me to a cardiologist but he only did an EKG and bloodwork and said everything seems ok. He scheduled an echo for the end of next week. Well, I can't wait. I'm tired of waiting and hearing there's nothing wrong with you, obviously there is something that is causing these things. They didn't even offer holter monitoring even though I told him about the weird rythms I often get. Can I check myself into a hospital? I want to, so badly. I want to mke sure there isn't anything wrong except anxiety. Maybe I can check myself into a mental ward? I just don't know what to do. My husband took the whole week off work to stay with me and try to get some answers since right now I cannot drive because of dizziness and severe anxiety attacks all day but we've been from doctor to doctor with no help! I just can't do this anymore, I need intervention. As much as I'm afraid to die, I'm more afraid to live.....any suggestions? I don't have anyone to turn to.
Last edited by nuttygirl; 09-29-2006 at 06:32 AM.