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Hi, 12 months ago had allergic reaction to antibiotics, heart went crazy and face swelled, At the time GP did several ECG's and said just missed/extra beats. But 3 times since then have been to A&E convinced I was having a heart attack. I am female and nearly 57. All tests, bloods, scan, xray etc negative. showed nil heart disease, bloods excellent, but still having wacky symptoms and now due to have a 24 hour monitor which doctors believe will still show nothing. This is what happens, happily sitting relaxed when my heart will thump causing me to cough and catch my breath, my pulse then races - goes from resting 72 - 108 in seconds, pain in left underarm and stabbing pain all across chest, headache and reduced sensation in arms. Feel what can only be described as if I am slightly vibrating and go all whoozy. This can last for days or just a couple of hours, last bout 10 days ago lasted 3 days was walking around feeling as if I was in a lift which kept going down, not sure how else to explain it. In A&E hooked up to monitor doctor could tell heart was racing, but blood pressure fine, thought it may be thyroid, all tests negative. X ray ok, bloods yet again ok. The first doctor looked at me as it I was mad, the next one said "sometimes there is no explanation, things just happen" which is ok if we weren't talking about such a necessary part of my anatomy and one which I want to keep going for many years to come. I am not anxious or a nervous person, do not have panic attacks, do suffer with GERD. One thing different this time is lower calves all red and swollen with defined marks where socks have been. Doctor loooked at the clearly hot red lower legs and shook her head saying it was nothing. Odeoma is a sign of hear problems I think, but as I have no heart disease why would this happen. Am at a loss to know where to go from here and more importantly as the pains are so bad sometimes how on earth would I know whether it was a heart attack. I am just trying to relax and accept that there is nothing sinister going on, but just not knowing is frustrating.
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