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pain in left side of chest keeps getting worse

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  • Posted By: cheekymonkey2p
  • January 26, 2007
  • 08:54 PM

:confused: HI I am a 34 year old female. I do have a history of high blood pressure, ever since i was 18. I have been taking blood pressure meds for many years now, and sometimes I have experienced chest pains but usually I would ignore it. I have been told by Doctors that I have a heart murmur and it usually is nothing to worry about.
Also my family has a history of heart problems, at very young ages.
Two weeks ago i was at work and I experienced sharp, squeezing and sometimes a tearing feeling on the left side of my chest and sometimes the pain would travel down my left arm and to my fingers and they would tingle. The pain is located closer to my left arm, in between my underarm and my left breast.My Doctor referred me to a cardiologist, because even with my meds my blood pressure was high and he felt palpatations.
Week later I had the echocardiogram done and was told my heart beat was fast but that is nothing new for me. I waited for the tests, in this time I had the week off at work because my boss saw how much I was suffering, so she sent me home to rest, I have been doing that and if i walk or do any small amount of activity. even to sit up the pain is worse, when I tried to walk my dog the pain was like a ripping pain.
My problem now is that I just got the call the from the cardiologist office that the results for the echocardiogram were normal, I was suprised and now I am sort of feeling like I am losing my mind, because nothing was shown but my pain is so excruciating.
I have an appointment with the cardiologist on March 9th, the first appointment they had open. I mean it's not like I want there to be something wrong with me, but I would like to know why I have these horrible pains that are even interrupting my work which I love.

If anyone has any advice I would appreciate it. Thank you for listening:)

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  • My mom started having these type of symptoms, went to the doctor, heart checked out fine. To make a very long story shorter, this went on for 2 years. Literaly dozens of Doctor appointments, 3 rides in the ambulence, and still they ALL insisted there was nothing wrong with her heart They treated her for acid reflux etc.. Well she changed jobs and with the job change came new insurance and diffrent doctors. She went to her new doctor who examined her then had her take by ambulance to the hospital for emergengy surgery. She had a quadruple bypass. Her doctor told me she had no right to be alive as NO blood was getting to her heart. She never had a heart attack and no damage was done to the heart mussle it's self. How ever the arteries were so bad, she was days, maybe hours away from death when they finally got her in for surgery. My point here is that MANY diffrent doctors looked at her, she had several not just one ekgs, stress tests etc.. and still they treated her stomac. THANK GOD for Doctor who finally saved her, but SO MANY others failed to that it is just scary. I hope that you will scream and kick and fuss, and change doctors till you get some one to help you. I am worried for you. Do not just accept that doctors are some kind of Gods. They are not. Find one who will help you! BUT PLEASE REALIZE HOW SERIOUS THIS MAY BE! Good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 11:05 PM
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  • Thank you for your words of wisdom and kind words.God bless you!
    cheekymonkey2p 1 Replies
    • January 27, 2007
    • 04:50 AM
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