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Hi, new to the forum and new to having / currently diagnosing a heart condition... I've been asked by my (very angry) GP to track my symptoms in a note book for a month while we test out an emergency dose of Metoprolol. These are all the symptoms I've ignored and brushed off as something else (which is why my GP is quite mad at me since she feels I'm on the verge of a stroke and, putting it simply, may have damaged my heart.)
In doing this, I realized I've gotten used to constant pain, so I'm curious what your chest pains and symptoms feel like. I feel like I'm just hyper-fixated since I actually have to pay attention and the things I'm jotting down are just normal body aches and pains...
For me, there is about 1 to 4 times every three days or so where I get an episode that hits hard - a palpitation where I can't breath for 5-30 seconds and feel like I may pass out, or a radiating chest pain that hits my shoulder and up my neck which I have to hobble to the closest secluded area to lie down away from worrying eyes for 15 minutes to an hour - these I know are the bad ones. But then there is the every hour of every day, pulsing, aching, sharp stabbing, intermittent pain that doesn't knock me on my butt, it's just more annoying than anything and honestly I've gotten so used to it that I didn't even realize it was happening any more. The level of pain is on par with stubbing your toe or having heartburn, it’s uncomfortable sure, but not earth-shattering…
So what about everyone else with chest pain? Do you feel this way? Is it terrible? Or is it just heartburn, tweaked nerves, sore back, the usual aches and groans of getting older…?
I’m a 29 year old female by the way, if that helps.
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