Re: Chest pain, lightheadness, weakness, vomiting, and low energy
hi spookie. i am new to this website, and have been on the heart board, but went over to the lung board and read your note. i have been under the care of a cardiologist for the last 4 months, with each and every test just like you. my symptoms are basucally the same, although i haven't actually thrown up...but get very nauseous. i have been having chest discomfort..not really pain..more like a tightness feeling.. and i get this weird feeling down my left arm, where it feels so weak for a minute or two, i actually have to hold it with my other arm until the feeling passes. it isn't numb and doesn't hurt.. it is just an overall weakness down the whole arm. i also am always short of breath with the slightest bit of exertion...one flight of stairs does it, and god forbid i do 2 flights...i'm near dead. i have passed out numerous times after this weakness overcomes me. well, to get to the point... i have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and have been a smoker, although it is 4 weeks now that i had a cigarette. i am on meds for all of these things..and just saw the cardiologist today and he said my heart itself is fine, although i do have coronary artery disease..BUT he told me to see him in 6 months...so obviously what i am experiencing is not that serious. he is sending me to a pulmonary specialist next week to check out my lungs for the shortness of breath.
what tests have you had, and what were the results? and one more thing... try to quit the cigs... if i could do it and i've been smoking since you were born! then you can do it.. i'm taking wellbutrin and also wearing the patch...try it!