21 year old. Female. Started off with Pericarditis. Treatment went very well. Pericarditis is resolved. Suddenly, my heart rate went as high as 150s and my BP went as high as 150s/110s and refused to go down. Given Metoprolol, but the medication lowers my BP too much so I'm taking a new beta blocker.
Even though my Pericarditis has resolved, I'm still getting chest, jaw, neck, upper back pain as well as nausea and dizziness (and despite normal heart rate and BP). I checked for other factors such as pulse pressure, which seems to vary depending on position. Laying on my back results in a wider pulse pressure, while standing results in a low pulse pressure. The pain is mostly persistent, but activity seems to cause the pain and then it goes away when resting... usually. I can also feel my heart beat when laying down.
I also have the occasional shortness of breath, but it's a brief occurrence.
I just visited my cardiologist today and got a "Mostly Normal" EKG, but BP was rather low. During these past 5 months I've had plenty of EKGs, multiple echos, many chest x-rays, a lot of blood tests, and a Stress Echo. I've also been to the ER more times than anybody should within a 5 month period. All normal and with Pericarditis apparently resolved, but my symptoms remain.
My cardiologist ordered an angiogram, however, it will take about 5 business days to be approved. He's rather confident that the test will come out normal, but I'm not so sure. Is an angiogram enough to rule out any cardiac issue, including vasoconstriction?
I am getting very worried. Does my experience sound similar to angina? It is even hard for me to walk without feeling dizzy and my blood pressure rising. After many tests and trips to different ERs, I'm quite reluctant to go on another ER visit. I'm currently having chest pain but I'm afraid I'm between a rock and a hard place.
Is there any reason for this? I am scared for what the future holds.