Re: heart problem?
I'm 24, started smoking when I was 15 and quit when I was your age.
I'm sure since you were in the hospital you're aware that pain in the left chest, arm and neck are signs of a possible heart attack.
This is troubling because you weren't having one, but had the symptoms of one. How do you know when you're having a heart attack or not?
My Mom has dealt with this for quite a while. She would occasionally have these pains and go to the ER. They'd tell her she's okay and she'd go back to work.
Now, she just takes ibuprofen and deals with it when it happens.
Personally, I think it's playing with fire. How will she know when she's having a real heart attack or not? Going to the hospital every single time may be unnecessary.
But, what other options do you have?
That's a great question. And quite frankly, I'm glad that you asked! lol
I take cayenne pepper before each meal (the 90k heat units kind). I fill up a capsule about 1/4th the way with it. It takes the pain in my left side away within a minute or two.
You can google it: cayenne pepper is supposed to stop a heart attack within seconds - among many other health benefits. That way, you're comfortable knowing if it is serious, you're going to be okay. I got a bag of it at the health food store for 75 cents - it's cheap. The NOW veg caps online were cheap, too.
The flip flop feeling you had was most likely a palpitation. Sometimes they can feel like a fish "flopping around", or like a being shot with a crossbow. They're pretty common - something as simple as anxiety can cause them.
Sometimes they're harmless occurrences but if you start having them all the time - it's time to see a cardiologist (The first thing he'll ask is if you're a smoker).
You should consider quitting smoking, or switching to "E-cigs". You'll get your nicotine fix without all the toxins.
Also, I would drink a TON of water. I drink 2 liters a day. A little uncomfortable at first but it works wonders. Water is a natural blood thinner - your whole circulatory system will function better when you're properly hydrated.
Let us know how things are going and if the pain goes away - keep us updated!
Last edited by Administrator; 04-30-2013 at 03:10 AM.