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My name is Jay and i am a 14 year old typical tennage girl. I have a chest/heart problem since i have been five years old but in this last month it has become worse and worse. i am now desperate.
It started as a fluttering in my chest that would last five minutes at the most. i was five and i don't really remember much more than that. When i became six or seven they went to ten to fifteen minutes and i began to feel sick and dizzy and clammy to the touch.
when i turned eight and nine i started to have an aching that occured with it in my chest. some were worse than others and i had to go to hospital more times than i can possibly remember. at eleven, they started to exhaust me and even if it finished and i was fine, my mum was have to bring me home from school because i couldn't keep my eyes open.
At twelve it became worse. i started having them more often, 3 maybe 4 times a week and lasting upto two hours. the flutterings had kind of taken a back seat at that point and it was mainly the pain.
last year i had one that lasted six hours and i had two ecgs right in the middle of it: guess what they showed....nothing! Just like all the others!
last december i had a chest ultra sound with three doctors, two nurses and god knows who else including two cardiac speialists present and nothing. i was discharged and basically told their was nothing wrong with me.
I started to grow out of it like they said i might early this year. but my parents are outdoor caterers and we went to an event in sheffield late june and i had quite a major episode and due to the severity of it i ended up having a panic attack on top. my dad came round the back of the van and found me on the floor in like a daze, not quite unconitous but close to it. we got paramedics and they did ecgs, blood sugar etc. nothing.
i was terrified. i honestly thought i was having a heart attack and i was so exhausted afterwards i fell asleep mid conversation. currently, this is not my problem.
it is usual for my chest to hurt for about two days after a major attack at about 2 out of 10. it got to ten days after the attack and my chest was still hurting. i keep having fits or sort of spasms where i am in crippling agony and i have had to go to a and e a few times for morphine to free me from the pain. i have to take paracetamol every six hours and if i miss a dose i have a fit.
sometimes i have fits and it causes the pain toi go up and stay up for example: start of fit = 2 out of 10, during fit = 9 out of 10, end of fit = 4 out of ten. and then it would go down again. this doesn't happen during all fits but it has steadily been going up over the last 2-3 months.
my sitiuation is desperate because i am now at 8 out of 10. i am on the verge of unbearable pain. the doctors have no clue. i have been refferred to a pyschologist thinking it may be stress. she has confirmed it isn't but it is causing me depression (understandable, i think!) but they have no idea.
i am trying to stay calm but truthfully i am scared because i don't know how pain killers are going to hold up and i dont want to be on medication at this age. i am 14 and i am in constant pain. this is ruining my childhood. if anyone has ANY ideas i am open to absolutely everything at this point.
Any advice greatly apprieated. Thanks.
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