Last Friday, (1-25) I noticed a pain in the center of my chest. Sometimes before my menstrual cycle I get pain in my breasts so I brushed it off as that.
The pain was there, more an inconvenience until Sunday when I decided enough was enough. The pain was horrible, radiating down my arm, my jaw, neck and upper back. I went to the local ER where I told them I was having chest pain. They immediately put me on an EKG, took blood, and a chest X-Ray. Everything came back fine. They kept me in the ER for about 6 hours to monitor. I was given oxygen and my stats were hovering between 98-99%. My BP was 110/75 which is normal for me.
I have a family history of heart issues. I actually just lost my Grandma last week to congestive heart failure. She has had numerous heart attacks and so has my Grandpa.
I am about 40 pounds overweight and do smoke occasionally so I know I am at risk. I recently had a complete Lipid panel and all my results were within normal limits.
The pain has continued now for a week. Constant discomfort. Tingling in my left arm, sometimes my right. It is non-stop. Does not get any worse or better, standing, sitting, walking, etc. I did go for a follow-up the next day where they told me it was anxiety. Well of course I am anxious wondering if I am about to have a heart attack at any minute! Besides that I have no behavioral/psychological issues. I am a stay at home Mom and home with 2 little kids all day. I am terrified something is going to happen to me. I have taught my 4 year old to dial 911. My GP wrote it off as atypical chest pain/chest wall pain which I think is crap. I am terrified this is a prelude to a heart attack, its like I am a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. I am considering going back to the ER because my GP has no openings til the end of Feb.
Would this be a heart attack if the pain is persistent for days, all day? Would love to just get some feedback as to what I should do....View Thread