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New member here. I just got back from the doctors after requesting an EKG due to my mother passing in her sleep in December 2015 at just 45 years old and my aunt (her sister) dropping suddenly from cardiac arrest while waiting in line for coffee at a casino in Niagara Falls. Luckily one of the young women working behind the counter just graduated medical school and was able to perform CPR until paramedics arrived which saved her life. She had a pacemaker put in and is still kicking. She was 38 when this happened. I am turning 31 on July 6th and lately out of blue I have been having weird chest symptoms like chest tightness, trouble getting a full breath, feeling lightheaded. My EKG came back completely normal which is a huge sigh of relief although I still do experience the lightheadedness just not as extreme as it was. All the symptoms started beginning of May out of the blue for no reason at all. My blood test came back amazing a few weeks ago which my doctor is thrilled about. He is saying all my symptoms have to do with anxiety due to getting older and the family history with the heart. I am type 2 for about 10 years and only earlier this year did I get my eating under control and cut out junk food and pretty much all unhealthy carbs. My trig’s went from 333 to 76 which is amazing and my A1C went from 12.6 to 8.8. I am currently living in Phoenix, AZ since 2013 and am going back home to Buffalo,NY on Saturday till the end of July. I was considering having a stress test when I return. Do you think I need one or is the EKG enough. I’m trying to better myself but can’t seem to calm down my health anxiety. Thanks so much!
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