All in the head or all in the heart

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I've hit my lowest point in my life and I really don't see any hope anymore. For almost a year now, I have struggled with this mystery illness that I cannot get any answers too. I have been to the ER over 6 times, I've been to my primary care doctor at least 10, and seen countless numbers of speacialists. I am convinced I am going to have a heart attack. I am a 21 year old female who constantly is in fear now. I went from healthy and happy to bed ridden and in fear in a matter of hours. My heart skips beats, my chest is tight, I'm dizzy and lightheaded, I have pain down my arms and legs (mostly left), the left side of my face gets a funny feeling, I get random sharp back pain, sharp jaw pain, vomiting,  numbness, head prsssure, loss of motor control in my hands, and diharrea. I know I should listen to the doctors considering they haven't found anything, and by now I think a heart attack would have happened considering it's been 11 months since this started happening, but I can't shake this feeling of impending doom coming. I've heard these are panic attacks and all anxiety related and recently I have been seeing an eastern medicine doctor who told me he doesn't see anything wrong with my heart but diagnosed me with liver stagnation. However, I know the symptoms of a heart attack, epescially in women, and mine line up all too well, especially this last episode I had two days ago where I was driving and all these symptoms hit me. My family is already financially struggling after all my tests and doctor/hospital visits so I really can't go anymore, but I am scared. I am scared I am scared I am scared. I am still having all these symptoms now and I can't shake them. I just need to know if I'm going to make I through this or my heart is going to give out.  No tests have pointed to anything, but what if it was something small 11 months ago but now it's something big....I've tried everything but heart attack is in my mind especially because all the symptoms I have line up perfectly. Please help me. I am beyond scared.

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    Hi Alex.

    Sorry to hear and read about your problems you are experiencing. It's not nice and it can be worrying.

    It could be down to stress or worry.

    Can I ask is there any family history of heart problems. You probably don't drink alcohol or smoke.. reason I ask this it's because they are some factors.

    For 3 years I was in a similar situation to you. Most of the symptoms you have. And guess what I had a lots of tests done. Bloods ECG treadmill test plus many others. Results all normal. But put on a load of medication for the heart.

    Admitted to hospital many times.

    Then last year they perform a coronary angiogram. This was the last test performed. Was admitted with in hours after the specialists found a severe narrowing of the main L A D artery. After 9 days in hospital having a stent fitted . I discovered the artery was 98% blocked.

    What I'm trying to say is ..

    YOU KNOW YOUR OWN BODY..

    You know when something is wrong.

    Hope you get things sorted.

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      I do have a family history of afib and tachycardia, but that's it. Nothing slog the lines of heart diease or blockage that I know of. I've had countless number of tests done. The tilt table, heart monitor, blood tests, an eco of my heart, chest x ray, head CT and MRI, and maybe even a couple of small other ones. And everything was normal. But now I'm kind of worried that I might have what you have...

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    Hi Alex,  I recporded a shot video aboutn a Wake Up Call I received in 2009 and the results of my actions 4 years later.   Send me ylou E-Mail address and I send you the 9 minute  video link. Best Wishes, Always    Garvin Bazzell, “Bazz” 
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    Oh dear i too am experiencing all these symptoms mine stemmed from having pneumonia back in April i am still so ill cant walk i do know some is anxiety but when i have this awful fist like throb in my left heart area on every exhertion i do i know it cannot possibly be anxiety i have been unable to wear a bra for months due to the tightness and soreness around the pleuratic area. i also have sharp pains in my shoulder blades back and upper chest has a dull ache. the left heart area has a nipping sensation at times too. i have had 4 ECGs a heart scan and all ok i am now having respiritory tests but cant see a way out as i am deteriating every day x
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    Hello,

    I'm a 16 year old male, and i have also been experiencing chest pains and arm pains for over a year now, it goes with sudden nausea, dizzyness...  I feel like my heart is weak and i get palpitations, sharp chest pains, sometimes chest pains that get worse with breathing (or not) after running, or eating. i've been posting quite a bit on this website, to reassure myself. It all started off as a chest pain that wouldnt go away, so i've went to see my GP and he kept putting it off as anxiety related. That didnt satisfy me, but i tried to ignore the symptoms. The symptoms kept getting worse, and well at some point i've called an ambulance when i was home alone. A doctor came and well evaluated me telling me i just had a panic attack. I've been going like this back and forward, with my symptoms getting better at times, and then getting worse than the last time. I've became more enclosed and i dont go outside anymore nor i take part in any "teenager" activites that my friends do, because of the fear that i will collapse somewhere.  i was refeered to a hospital to get further tests done, they took my blood and i've been waiting for a chest scan appointment for over a month now. Which is scarying me, i want to stop worrying about this and find out what's wrong with me. I hope nothing is wrong with your physical health, and hope you get better! smile

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      Also to add, my pains change in time, sometimes i start getting chest pains with jaw pain that last few seconds, sometimes arm pains that are usually in my left arm.
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      Yeah i get it, to be honest i feel like i'm weak and helpless with this, people are trying to tell me that it's just anxiety. I do admit i'am an anxious person, but it is hard to believe that it would give me that many strong symptoms. I do too find to be not satisfied with results, i think they did do a ECG and a blood test in the past, but that was a while back so just like you i think that maybe it wasnt that bad back then, and now it is worse. If i had more serious tests done maybe i would relax, and well... maybe i would accept the fact it's only the anxiety. I really hope i'm okay, and i do hope you're ok too! smile

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       I always tell myself that it's almost been a year so something should happen by now. But nothing has happened. I have done countless number of tests and seen countless number of doctors even and eastern medicine doctor and he believes it's not my heart as well. But somehow I just cannot except it's anxiety.

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      Yeah i get it, i've been telling myself that too... i've been having this almost for over a year now. It just keeps suprising me, it never stays the same... It seems to get worse or the pain becomes more unexpected... It's hard to explain, but it is always finds a way to get me worried again. I have tried to get myself together and ignore these pains, but when i get through them, different pains and symptoms start that im not prepared for... idk if this makes much sense :D but yeah... :D

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      I'm from the Detroit area in Michigan but I go to school in Grand Rapids Michigan. Oh, and yes I stay up late almost every night thinking about this. I'm afraid that I won't wake up the next morning...

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      I'm from Lithuania, but i live in Northern Ireland, UK. I do too stay up late, because i fear the same thing. I also have a fear doing any physical activities or anything that involves me leaving my room and doing something. Sometimes im afraid to go to the shower in fear that i'll just collapse there... it really has changed my life and the way i do things, and it's really annoying.

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      Also do you get any symptoms in your sleep, like do you wake up from sleep with pains? or do you get pains when you're not fully awake, by that i mean... when you wake up but you're still kind of sleepy and u just stay in your bed. :D because for me i've noticed that i only start to get pains when i'm fully awake, and i also find myself checking my heart with my hand a lot. do you do the same? :D

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      I'm not joking when I say you sound just like me. I mean sometimes the chest pain will wake me up but that hasn't happened all the often, maybe like 4 times in the past year. But I notice that as soon as I wake up I start to feel them. For example, I slept okay last night! But before I went to bed, I was having back pain between my shoulder blades which is a big sign of an oncoming heart attack in women so I stared freaking out and sobbing. I was able to fall asleep and I didn't feel a thing at night, but as soon as I stared to wake up, I could feel it coming on.

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