i have a 15 yr old daughter with some health problems and i'm very concerned.
she started having problems breathing a few months ago, at first it was very sporratic, but now it's happening all the time. she says that she feels like she can't get enough air, and that makes her constantly have to breathe deeply to compensate. sometimes it scares her that she just can't breathe.
she has also been getting chest pain on and off.
about 2 weeks ago she started complaining that it felt like her heart was skipping beats, like a fluttering in her chest. sometimes it happens once a day, and other times (like yesterday) it happens 5-6 times! it's starting to scare her a bit.
on days where she's at school, she comes home exhausted and can barely function. she ends up in bed by 7pm and seems to just feel really lousy. her breathing is also worse in the evening after a busy day.
at this time, she also seems to get really cold.
so far, the doctors have ruled out asthma, anxiety & hormone problems.
last week she had an ECHO and is currently on a loop monitor.
yesterday she was in a bad way, and i took her to the ER because she was just having a really hard time with the chest pain and breathing.
she had a slurry of blood work done, chest x-ray & ekg. the ER doctor told us that there is nothing wrong with her heart and to just go home.
it will be several weeks before we could get the results of the loop monitor and ECHO, and in the meantime i am worried sick about her. she is just not functioning well and it just seems to be getting worse, not better. the episodes and just mmore frequent and are starting to scare her.
i am wondering if i'm right in thinking it's a heart issue? why do we keep getting told that there is nothing wrong with her?
is there an underlying condition of the heart that just doesn't show up on standard tests? if so, what should we be looking for?
she has been sick her whole life, and i feel as though i have to fight for everything with her.
if you can help, i would greatly appreciate it.
a very worried mom
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