Hey everyone, to start this off I am a fairly healthy 24 year old man. I am currently living in China studying my master's degree. I work out 3-5 times a week. 10-20 min of cardio before lifting weights.
To give a bit of back ground, about 6 or more weeks ago I had a bit of a throat and sinus problem. I'm fairly used to these kinda things, so I did what I usually do and just waited it out. Just as it went away I was hanging out with my friends and one of them mentioned someone got put in the hospital with acute miocarditis, which he got from a sinus thing.
Now this did freak me out a bit, I looked online for the symptoms. I started having more trouble sleeping (as long as I can remember i've had trouble sleeping), some chest pains, slight pain in my left underarm, tightness in the chest, slight trouble breathing, etc., and a day or so later I worked myself into a bit of an anxiety/panic attack. I was sitting at my computer talking to my girlfriend, she's still in America, and I suddenly it felt like my heart stopped beating. After about 10-15 seconds it felt like it restarted, I got a massive adrenaline rush, I got light headed, nasua, hands started shaking a bit. After a bit I calmed down, I went straight to the hospital.
They ran all the standard checks, ECG, Holter Monitor, Sonogram to check my organs and heart, they drew 4 vials of blood and ran all kinds of tests. Everything came back fine. They said I was actually very healthy. I didn't feel fine, though. I stayed in the hospital for a few nights. The doctors put me on Betaloc and Flupetixol & Melitracen. I didn't like how the Betaloc made me feel and I didn't feel the F&M do anything. I have since stopped taking the medicine and it has been about 2-3 weeks since I have taken any medicine at all.
For these past weeks I have felt just fine. Most of the time I feel perfectly fine, but occasionally I have a strange feeling which makes me kinda anxious/nervous/scared.
One time I was in the bank and I had a slight pain in my left underarm and part of my left side of chest. This did worry me a bit, I admit. And right after I got this very, very strange feeling in/on my head. I'm not too sure how to describe it. Almost as if something on my head was moving around? All of the top of my head, like where I have hair, felt really warm. Not really tingly. More like fluid. That's the best I can really describe it. When I got that, my heart started pounding very quickly and very hard.
And again just earlier today, I was sitting in class, I had just give a presentation about 5 min prior, and it felt like something entered my heart from below, I got the same strange feeling in/on my head, and my heart beat hard and fast again.
Sometimes I'll get acute head aches or pain in the back left half of my head or neck. I also get the headaches, head pressures, faint feeling, and strange feelings often associated with anxiety. I have read some peoples' descriptions of them and they fit almost perfectly.
I have no idea what is wrong. I don't know if this is just standard anxiety or what. Since my Chinese isn't amazing, sometimes I just feel like going back home and having doctors there check me out.
I really don't want anything to be wrong with me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.View Thread