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Heart problem or not?

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  • Posted By: modublin22
  • January 13, 2010
  • 05:24 PM

5'4", 110 lbs, 34 y.o. female, non smoker. I have been having issues every since I had my kid 2 years ago. Started 2 months after birth. Chest pains, left arm pains, jaw pains, shortness of breath, nausea, some palpitations. I have had every cardiac test done. EKG's, blood work, nuclear treadmill stress test, echocardiogram, tilt table test, ct heart scan, ct scans of chest, abdomen, endoscope, holter monitor and most recently a heart cath. Everything is normal. I am wondering if something is going on with my hormones which is causing this. I will have a few good weeks then bam back to getting all the above mentioned problems. I can't go back to the ER as I don't feel they will do anything since I have gone through the ringer. I was on a low dose of beta blocker and low dose calcium channel blocker. After all my tests have came back normal they took me off of everything. they gave me ativan, buspar and valium. Buspar doesnt phase me, ativan helps some and I have yet to take the valium. I have an appointment with my gyno in a few weeks to see if it isn't something hormonal that is causing this. People have also suggested maybe microvascular disease. I do have a poor diet which I am working on. I spoke to my cardiologist and they want to send me to Cleveland Clinic. So more waiting, when I am getting worse and worse everyday.
Could this really be my heart and they have missed something? Could this be something in my spine? I am just so frustrated and scared and not sure what to do. I am with the best cardio group where I live. Does anyone have any suggestions or know anything related to women's cycles and this happening? thanks I need some help bad!!!

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