SInce october 2011 I have been experiencing a large variety of different things. For starters, in october i was first hit with sharp pains in what felt like my heart for a full night off and on. A couple weeks after that i started experiencing pretty daily for the most part panic attacks and nausea and shortness of breath. Eventually a slight chest and back pain pain/discomfort to top it off sometimes together or just one of those. I put it off until late october/early november everything happened all at once, the pain was so strong i thought i was having a heart attack and the panic attack only made it worse so i rushed to the ER, had various test such as a blood test, urine test, EKG and checked my blood pressure and everything came back normal and i was sent home. So that lightened everything for a month or so and i actually felt pretty normal until the past couple months everything has creeped back into my life and has only intensified. I for a second time went to the ER about 2 weeks ago with the worst lower back pain and chest pain ive ever felt and once again was told nothing was wrong, probably anxiety or muscle stiffness and was prescribed 50 mg Tramadol and a 7.5 mg Meloxicam which seem to have changed nothing. At this very moment I am laying in bed with the intense back pain from lower to top (variating) and chest pain that is un-bearable. I also have pain in my mid abdomen from time to time, fatigue, and as i said panic attacks which i believe comes from the pain and worry. I dont know what to do anymore, it's ruining my social life, my work life, everything. I can't keep rushing back to the ER (un-insured) and i am waiting for a call back from a Cardiologist to set up an appointment, that is my last option. I have smoked off and on, mostly on for roughly 4-5 years, im 22, male and take no other meds for anything. Any thoughts or advice?
also didn't mention the pain is sometimes constant and other times it only happens when I breathe in deep. I also experience a pain from occasional time lately in my upper legs and groin area, nothing like the pain in my chest and back but a light tense feeling of pain or soreness. So as I said its just a large amount of variety of pain and feelings at random times and normally doesnt matter what position im in standing up, sitting or laying down but today the chest/back pain seems to be lighter when laying down but normally makes no difference, sometimes when i workout everything goes away for a bit. I hope it is just a temporary muscle thing and nothing serious. All advice, thoughts and otherwise are appreciated. Thank you for any help given.
Seems like we are experiencing the same thing. I started having palpitations a couple of years ago. My doc told me I had high cholesterol, so I changed my diet and dropped it to a normal level. But I still have palpitations, granted they are not near as severe as they were back when I was eating fast food every day, they still happen. A couple months ago I started getting a pain in my chest and back that would start when I got stressed out but would eventually go away. I will say that mine isn't as painful as it is majorly uncomfortable. Anyway, the pain/discomfort doesn't go away anymore. My doc says he thinks the pain is caused by stress and anxiety. Sometimes I can massage a certain sore spot and it will feel like there is a swollen muscle or something, but the next day it will be on the opposite side of my body. The only time the pain has stopped for me in the last 2 months was when my doc prescribed Xanax for me. The palpitations stopped too. I sometimes get a pain/discomfort in my upper abdomen, right above my stomach. But it doesn't hurt as much or happen as often. I used to have to fight myself to go to sleep by 3 a.m. or so, but now if I stay up past 12 I'll fall asleep sitting in my chair. I have had an echo cardiogram done and I'm supposed to have the results on 4/23. Let me know if my symptoms match yours and I will let you know what the doc tells me.
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