Hi, I was born with mild pulmonary stenosis and have always had occasional palpitations all my life. anyway 2 or 3 yrs ago the palpatations went mad, 10,000 or 11,000 a day with a heavy chest feeling. i got my hubby to take my pulse and he could feel my pulse stopping and starting via my wrist. I went to the doc who said it was stress and it is where my heart is taking a quicker beat ( too soon) the hospital did a xray, echo and ecg and all was fine, i think the doc felt i was a pain in the butt to be honest. Well i still have these episodes but not as often but what i do get now is a sort of chest pain/ache. i get very breathless but am overweight. i was walking home the other day, it was a very long walk and the sort of pain/ache in my chest was really killing me going through to my back, i thought i was going to have to stop and sit on the pavement, i carried on as i had my child with me and didn't want to panic her. Once home and rested it went. Then i went out for a glass of wine and a meal( large one) and again i felt breathless and had this terrible chest pain/ache and i started to get really breathless as well. sort of panting ( how embarressing) . This often happens now but the doc thinks i am just over anxious. Should i do anything?? i worry that they are missing something. My mum had a heart problem all her life but i don't know what, she had a heart attack aged 37 ( im 41) in her forties she developed angina. My dad has COPD and is slowly dying. I NEVER get pain in my arm or neck and i often just have to sit and rest but the pain/ache does get bad, i have to keep rubbing my chest, . Advice please as i dont want to go back to this heart doc again and show myself up.
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