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Poss. Mitral Valve Prolapse?

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  • Posted By: michelleann8705
  • January 18, 2008
  • 06:24 PM

I am currently 20 years old. When I was 16 I started to get chest pains. Some so bad that it would nearly knock the the air right out of me. But they'd only last maybe 10-30 seconds. So my mother had taken me to the doctors and I had an EKG done and wore a holter moniter for 48hrs. The EKG came back that I had a slight murmur, but the holter moniter report came up negative. Every time I had a chest pain, I would press the button, and when I did, nothing showed u. So my doctor at the time said I had Mitral Valve Prolapse. The doctor had put me on Toprol XL to ease the chest pain. Well didn't help. So I had taken myself off of it. I've always had cold hands and cold feet. My nail beds are blue when my hand aren't moving. I have chest pains pretty much every day. More times a day more then others. I'm tired all the time. So I went to the doctors again, (Military Doctor) about a year ago and he did a ECG, and found nothing. He said that I didn't have Mitral Valve Prolapse and it was anxiety and put me on Xanax. Which made me looney. (That I had taken myself off of too). Now I'm on nothing still with the same symptoms. Is it Mitral Valve Prolapse?

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  • I am currently 20 years old. When I was 16 I started to get chest pains. Some so bad that it would nearly knock the the air right out of me. But they'd only last maybe 10-30 seconds. So my mother had taken me to the doctors and I had an EKG done and wore a holter moniter for 48hrs. The EKG came back that I had a slight murmur, but the holter moniter report came up negative. Every time I had a chest pain, I would press the button, and when I did, nothing showed u. So my doctor at the time said I had Mitral Valve Prolapse. The doctor had put me on Toprol XL to ease the chest pain. Well didn't help. So I had taken myself off of it. I've always had cold hands and cold feet. My nail beds are blue when my hand aren't moving. I have chest pains pretty much every day. More times a day more then others. I'm tired all the time. So I went to the doctors again, (Military Doctor) about a year ago and he did a ECG, and found nothing. He said that I didn't have Mitral Valve Prolapse and it was anxiety and put me on Xanax. Which made me looney. (That I had taken myself off of too). Now I'm on nothing still with the same symptoms. Is it Mitral Valve Prolapse?Have your issues resolved?I used to always have cold hands and feet. Regular exercise made this go away.When do you get the pains? Exercising or at rest?Do you have any problems sleeping? Snoring? Have you considered sleep apnea?I have experienced some similar symptoms since I was roughly 21. I am 23 now. Symptoms I experience include chest pain/tightness which varies in location and occurs inconsistently, on and off throughout the day/night, but occurs almost always when I am at rest. Does not seem associated with exertion. Over last few years, pains in chest have become less sharp and more tingly.Additionally, I experience pains in arms and legs -- same type of inconsistent, mild pain/tingling as chest pain. Tingling in fingers or shoulder/upper arm area also--only on one side at a time, usually left. Also wake up with limbs tingling--limbs have 'gone to sleep.'Had a stress ECG and regular ECG. Wore a heart monitor for 24 hours. I went to the ER once because of the chest pains. They didn't find anything and sent me home. No test found anything wrong. My doctor diagnosed me with anxiety which I did not believe was correct at the time, but I think it is now. Doctor tried to prescribe me Xanax, but I don't like meds, so I didn't take it. I still feel that there is something physically wrong that causes my symptoms.Had a sleep study to see if I have apnea--Results: I do have central apnea but the doctor said there is not way to treat. I also think I have obstructive apnea which runs in my family and is treatable with a CPAP machine but doctor doesn't think I need it. Have frequent dreams of suffocation, drowning etc. I think sleep apnea is stressing my heart and circulation causing the chest pain, but that's just my theory.Perhaps I have only panic disorder/anxiety, but I have a strong feeling that something is wrong. I wish this could be figured out. It's good to know that other people have the same symptoms, but it seems like doctors just dismiss them as anxiety. When I feel symptoms, it sometimes helps to drink hot tea at least to lessen the anxiety caused by symptoms. I like the one called Calming by Yogi Tea. It has chamomile, lemongrass, and gotu kola among other ingredients and it is organic and caffeine free. Good luck . Let me know how it's going for you since your last post.
    HippieChic 1 Replies
    • February 22, 2010
    • 00:28 PM
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  • Hi.My husband snoring was a nightmare to me=( So i digged the web and found lots of information about it. I arranged it and so here are a few tips that can help you stop snoring the natural way without using any drugs:* Try to stay at a healthy weight. * Establish a routine. Make an effort to go to bed at the some time every night. * Avoid sleeping on your back. * Put some bricks under the legs of your bed to raise its head by 4-5 inches. This can help you stop your tongue from falling towards the back of your throat, which can result in a blocked airway. * Quit smoking to reduce the inflammation of the airway. * Stay away from sedatives and antihistamines. * Get regular exercise. * In case the air in your home is too dry, you should use a humidifier. * If you have a stuffy nose, use decongestants to correct the problem. * Don't use overly soft or large pillows.
    ElviraJoy 2 Replies
    • February 25, 2010
    • 04:32 PM
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