i am 29-- off and on for around 4 years i will have angina-- in my upper left chest area that shoots down my arm. when i was teaching school around 3 years ago, i had a work up. they did a sonogram of my heart and many ekgs and a halter monitor and nothing showed up. then it goes away. well, over the course of the past year, i have been to the ER several times, they do an EKG and it is normal and they send me home. i am a recovered bulimic-- had it thirteen years-- i have been bulimia free for 7 months.
i woke up w/ collar bone pain and pain in my left hand this morning. my psychiatrist says it is most likely stress and gave me inderol (which has worked in the past). well, the area about where your heart is, is swollen somewhat on my abdomen. i have had a complete abdominal ultrasound which showed nothing-- but they weren't looking at my heart. i am starting my inderol today-- should i find a cardiologist. my psychiatrist says he may want to have me evaluated again. the entire town already thinks i am a hypochondriac--- so i don't know whether to pursue this.