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Chest pain wearing an ace bandage with a sock to relieve pain!

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  • Posted By: luna_123
  • February 28, 2008
  • 07:50 PM

Okay, I have been diagnosed with mild aortic regurgitation with an ejection fraction of 55% laying down and an ejection fraction of 49% with the stress test. I was under the impression the ejection fraction should increase with excercise but what do I know. Anyway, it took 6 to 7 minutes for my heart rate to go from 64 to 179 beats during the stress test which is why I no longer excercise because simple tasks including sleeping make my heart race. I did the holter monitor showed sinus arythmias and tacycardia along with premature ventrical contractions and narrow complex tachycardia. Anyway, to fast forward a bit the last few days in particular my chest is hurting so much, in the center right below the bone. Finally, I put a sock on it and wrapped an ace bandage and layed on my stomach which took the edge off of the pain. My left side who knows if it is my lung but in the back feels different almost numb but can still feel (if that makes sense) maybe pressure (unsure how to describe). I have been nauseated but zofron nor phenegran work so I have not used either. I went to the ER months ago similar symptoms but nauseated beyond belief and they could not control it. My heart rate was for the 22 hours I was there above 100 most of the time, I had a positive D-dimer, negative chest x-ray and a lung nodule on CT. I was told the D-dimer isn't an accurate test and not to worry because of the CT I guess. I am worried to go back that it will be a waste of money. I am worried because it really hurts and of course my heart will race and it seems to make it worse but maybe its just because I notice when my heart races rather than when it is not. I am 29,f, and underweight so I think I am not taken as seriously as someone who is older is how I feel but if I get too sick than I have trouble explaining what is wrong. The other thing I noticed is one toe nail has white lines through it but on the side under the nail a round white, looks like a bump and turns bright red, the bump when I put pressure on it. It doesn't hurt at all and I only noticed because I saw these white lines through the nail from top to bottom except where that bump thing is. This pain started last night to the point where it really hurts. Anyone have anything similar? sound familiar? or any advice?

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