Hi i am a 20 yr old male who started getting chest pains (pressure or tightness) right below my sternum one night. at first i didnt think much of it because of my age and i use to run cross country and track in high school. the next day the pain continued throuigh the entire day so i decided that i should go the the hospital to get it checked out.
at the hospital they gave me an EKG and a chest xray and found nothing wrong so they diagnosed it as acid reflux and gave me a prescription for omeprazole.
throughout the next week my pain seemed to die down a little bit but it still came and went. at the end of the week i was watching a college football game when all of a sudden my chest started to hurt again but it was different, it felt like a burning/bleeding pain and i could start to feel my heart pounding. I put my hand over my chest to se what my pulse was and ifelt like it was going very fast. my body immediately got numb for a few seconds as i rushed to get my cell phone and call 911 to get an ambulence. at first when thy checked my pulse it was a 110-120 bpm so they took me to the ambulence and asked me if i wanted to go to the hospital. I said yes and started paying attention to the heart moniter. it steadily started to increase and got to as high as 148 bpm.
when i arrived at the hospital i got another EKG, chest xray, blood work, and a unrine test. everything came back normal but my heart rate was still at around 120-130 bpm for about 1-2 hours. after that my pulse went back down to 80-90bpm but i still felt lightheaded and nausea. I was dismissed by the hospital later that night with no prescriptions but they tod me i had a slight tachycardia.
over the next day i felt nausea throughout the entire day and have very little appetite to eat any food. after about 2 days i started to feel almost normal again and could eat full meals. onthose days i was still feeling nausea for the first hour or 2 after i woke up then it all would go away.
on the 4th day after the first episode i was driving my car to my grandmothers housewhile listening to my ipod and suddenly the same chest pain came back following a rapid pulse and chest pounding. i drove about 100 mph to get to my gmas house where she originally told me to just relax but i wasnt feeling any better so i had her take me to a different hospital. again at the hospital i had the same tests run on me but this time i had an echocardiogram taken and still everything seemed normal. i have had no PVC's but i do get PAC's. they gave me a holter moniter before they dismissed me to moniter my activity for the next 48 hours.
I just turned in the moniter to the hospital earlier today however i havent had another episode for the moniter to record. however, since i got back from the hospital ive had constant nasua throughout the 2 days and i get frequent cases of chest pain and lightheadedness.
this is really starting to bother me because it is stopping me from my normal everyday activitaties that i want to do in life and yet the doctors cannot tell what is wrong yet.
i was wondering if anyone here has heard or experienced anything similar to my situation and if they had any advice to give.
i would greatly appreciate any input you could give, thanks in advance.
Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.
Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.
Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.
Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.
Is it sensitive skin or something else?