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19y/o female. chest pain, cold+numbness in hands+face, 92bpm, shortness of breath

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 10, 2011
  • 02:33 AM

Hi, I was hoping someone might have some insight for me.
This has happened a few times before, but it seems like everytime it happens it's worse.
The most recent time was this past Sunday.
I had been feeling generally weak and crappy since the I woke up-chest felt heavy, racing heart, dizzy, generally weak and harder to breathe than usual. Decided to stick it out and go to church.
It was hard to stay standing for more than a few minutes at a time, and definitely difficult to breathe. It got progressively worse throughout the day, then around 5pm it got really bad really suddenly.
Hands and feet were freezing cold and clammy and my fingers were stiff and stuck in weird positions, shortness of breath, severe weakness, numbness in face and arms, couldn't talk, chest pain. I was able to get a friend's attention and he helped me walk to a room where I could lie down(he did most of the walking, though). When they took my pulse it was 92bpm, and I had a slight fever. I never fully lost consciousness, but was definitely not fully aware.
I laid on a sofa for a while and had some snacks and a drink of water and after about 30 minutes started feeling a bit better.
This has happened before, but this time was definitely the worst.
My chest still feels heavy and I'm still having trouble breathing, still having some weakness and my hands are still really cold.


I'm a 19 year old female. I have a history of anemia and bad iron deficiency, but I got the results from my blood work back today and there was no anemia, iron stores were fine, just a slight vitamin D deficiency. I guess it's good that mostly everything was normal, but I keep feeling like there must be some sort of mistake.

Can anyone help?

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