If anyone has a similar experience to mine please post a reply.
Me 3 months ago: 27 yr old white male thin not much exercise poor diet ( fatty foods, carbs ) Stressful Job Drinks alcohol a lot probably 3-4 nights of the week, and usually gets very drunk.
3 Months ago I was prescribed Vyvanse for ADAH and started to get a tightness in my chest the soon after I took it. I got my first panic attack in my life while I was at work, ( a week after I was prescribed to the vyvanse). Numb hands + feet, short of breath, racing heart ( scared me so much I thought I was having a heart attack and went to the ER.)
They did a chest x ray EKG Blood work everything. They said was not having a heart attack. The chest tightness/pain stayed with me and scared me to death for 2 days until I called my doctor. He did another EKG took me off vyvanse, scheduled a stress test, put me on ativan and zoloft. The chest tightness remained. I continued to drink because I had so much anxiety about it. Alcohol seemed to be the only thing helping me and allowing me to sleep. After this panic attack I changed my diet, and started to exercise more. However continued drinking.
A couple weeks pass I do the stress test. They ask me if I have ever done any narcotics. I said yes cocaine. So they schedule me for a nuclear stress test and an electrocardiograph to rule out any possibility of heart disease. A week or two pass with continued chest tightness and I do the tests. All results come back normal. The doctors tell me I have a healthy heart.
Fast forward a month I have changed my diet cut way back on alcohol, increased exercise, still on zoloft and ativan. AND I STILL HAVE CHEST TIGHTNESS!!!!!!! and the occasional panic attack that brings me into the doctors or the ER.
Also I have started acupuncture and yoga to further my health and well being. But still to this day alcohol is the only thing that helps the most.
Does anyone know what is wrong with me. My doctor doesnt know, my cardiologist doesnt know, and to make matters worse I have bought a stethoscope so I can listen to my heart when I have one of these "sensations radiating from my chest"
Thank You for reading because I am at a loss.View Thread
Thank you for all your replies, at this stage I have stopped all medicines except for the lorazepam. I am now two weeks sober and feeling much better I think there was something going on with the mix of alcohol and the drugs although I still do few pains in my chest at times. So there is still no conclusion to the chest pains but they have diminished ever since i stopped the zoloft/ celexa. They still do give me anxiety but only at work. So it must be stress creating this anxiety. I am going to start weening off the lorazpram as it is extremely habit forming, and of course causes thr most relief when i have these attacks. The sobriety has helped a lot and hopefully a couple more weeks this pain in my chest will be gone.
Thanks for reading. I hope others find relief. My only suggestion is eating better, more sleep, less alcohol and less drugs should make for a better life. Try to find some supplements that do the same thing as the drugs you are taking.View Thread