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A couple of months ago I started having chest tightness/pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath. I've been to the hospital a few times and my blood work, EKG and ECCO all came back normal. Yet my symptoms continue to come and go. This past July, I was driving into town for lunch with my daughter and my hands, arms, neck and face started to burn. Not sweat, just get very hot. I became lightheaded too. At the doctors office, my EKG showed my heart rate was at 130 and I was transferred to hospital where all my symptoms stopped. For the longest time the doctors kept telling me I was having a panic attack, one doctor gave me a large dose of adavent (?) and it did NOTHING. She finally admitted she no longer thought it was panic and tried an anti-inflammatory which seemed to help. I was referred to a cardiologist who has checked everything and I'm ok. Except I still have the chest tightness, pain (only on left side includes arm and neck), shortness of breath, hot face and ears (while the rest of my body is cold) and sooo tired after one of these episodes. The cardiologist is sending me in for a CT scan to see if I have any blockages (which he doesn't think I have), he is trying to reassure me. I've also noticed my vision is a wee bit wonky. Oh, I've just turned 40 (both Mom and Grandma started early/finished early, done well before 45), I still get my period every month but it's now coming two weeks earlier and is super heavy. My cardiologist did hormone testing and it showed normal so he isn't even willing to consider its menopause, yet my mom says in some ways it sounds similar to her experience. Has anyone else had these symptoms?? And if yes, what helped? Thank you for listening ??
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