In August started waking up with periodic stabbing chest pains. September 19th I went to the ER, was hospitalized overnight did an EKG & stress test, all came back fine. Started getting SOB and the heart pain was lessening, but once again on October 19th ended up in the hospital. They did an EKG, x ray and sent me home. December 1st started getting really bad chest pains, went to ER did EKG, told me to see Psychologist (heart never hears when I am at the Doctors).
I am sitting here at work right now, horrible chest pains (which I have been waking up with for over 2 weeks now). Feel like I am out of my body. Feel like the walls are caving in, feel dizzy. Do I head off to the ER again?
I am femals, 48 years old, 5'4". Weight 161 - have gained 33 lbs since February. Am not stressed out (except for the fact that I have not felt good since August). I did have acid reflux years ago so did think that this problem was because of that and have taken Prilos OTC since August. My blood pressure was 140/90 the last time I was at the Doctors and I know that my bad cholosterol (sp) is 240. I also have been working out at a gym for the past 4 months.
Lastly, I did just find out that I am carrying the gene for the disorder Anklylosing Spondylitis. My Father has an extreme case of it. I don't know yet if I have the disease, just know that I am a carrier. Could this have anything to do with the Unstable Angina?