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I was hesitant to throw my business out there; however, I hope that maybe someone with similar issues could point me into the right direction.
Back in May 2017, I was at Michaels doing some arts and crafts with the family, I had a sharp pain (which I know doesn't indicate heart pain) and begun to feel very dizzy and sick. I went to an Urgent Care style facility and my BP was 214/105. They sent me to the Emergency Room, did the D-dimer test, cardiac enzyme test, CBC, Liver, etc. Everything, including the EKG came back normal. Well, after that, my BP went back to normal, but a week later I had another spike. Time went on, and I had numbness and tingling in my left arm and hands. It worked its way up to my jaw and neck. I have had a CT scan of my brain, several X-rays of my chest, an MRI of my brain and c-spine, Stress Test, Heart Echo, Stress Echo, Sleep Study, and even a 48 hour holter monitor. The holter monitor showed only 1 PVC our of 186,000 heart beats. No PACs. My heart and the valves work beautifully. They suggest that I go to a psychiatrist, so I did. I have gone to two for different opinions. They said I do not have anxiety. I don't think I do either, other than from these undiagnosed problems. I have had chest tightness for a two months now. Whenever I stand up and start to walk it gets tight on the right side of my sternum, often in between the sternum and my clavical, and occasionally in my throat. My BP has been anywhere from 105/42 to 160/96 in the past two months. Yesterday I went to the cardiologist. My resting HR was 95 (normally it is in the 50s) and my BP was 156/92. Two hours later at my internist appointment, my BP was 132/85, then right before I left they retook it and it was 110/75. My heart rate this morning when I checked it after I parked my care was 110 (resting). It has been between 79 and 110 resting today. It got up to 136 when I was casually walking, and I am certain that it still is, but I have given up. Since May, I have had a variety of symptoms and changes. I have had the tightness in my chest (as described above), and pinching in my scapula, pain in my arms, numbness in my arms, neck, jaw, and face, and even burning in my left calf.
Yes, its a lot. These issues have caused anxiety in my opinion, but like I said, bot mental health docs said that I don't have anxiety. They said I just seem to be very stressed out from the unknown. Also, I went to an orthopedic surgeon and he said this isn't related to my previous injuries. I do have a brain injury, should injuries / repairs, degeneration in my lumbar, sacrum damage, meniscus tear (left knee), plantar fasciitis, and other injuries. He believes they are all unrelated to the unexplained chest tightness, crazy BP, and abnormal heart rate.
Any thoughts or recommendations? Just two weeks ago my heart rate was normal in the 50's...Something has changed, and the doctors are only suggesting stress and anxiety. I call BS on it.
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