Heart Disease Community
3 years of Chest pain
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

3 years of Chest pain

Hello medhelp, I am a 26 year old male who is 5'9 and 167 lbs. I have been experiencing life altering chest/heart symptoms for the last 3 years with no definite diagnosis. The first time the symptoms were consciously noticeable was on 6/30/08. I was smoking a cigarette when all the sudden I got this horrible crushing pain in my chest. I had always had palpitations and had never thought it was anything serious but after that day nothing in my life would ever be the same. The pain frightened me but my mother assured me that I was not having a heart attack (myocardial infarction) at the time. However, the pain went down in intensity but has not stopped afflicting me sense then. Shortly after that day I went to the doctor and had an EKG and an echocardiogram done, both of the tests were clean but the pain continued. Throughout the following the months I went to the ER on several occasions and had different test performed. None of the tests came back positive or showed any indication of anything being wrong. I had several EKG's, blood tests (metabolic panel), tilt table test, a Chest CT scan, and a holter monitor. I also had my thyroid checked. In march of this year I was staying with my girlfriend and she took me to a clinic where a doctor there said I definitely had 2 heart murmurs...1 systolic and 1 diastolic. He then pressured me into getting shots (because I informed him that I would vomit due to the chest pain) for nausea. I asked him about an echocardiogram to diagnose the murmurs instead of just pumping me full of useless meds. He became frustrated and I left there and went to the hospital to have them order an echo. The doctor that examined me there said I had no audible murmurs and didn't order an echo. Out of frustration I have not returned to the doctor but the chest pain and other symptoms such as lightheadedness, weakness, fatigue, and body aches continue to get worse. Please help...Thank you.
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1418434895
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
11548417_tn?1423126466
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
brendahayes4 commented on When Your Cold Is Not...
1 hr ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee commented on Protect Yourself from...
4 hrs ago
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled commented on Protect Yourself from...
7 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1418434895
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
11548417_tn?1423126466
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands