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Chest Discomfort, 2 Hospital Visits, Still Happening...

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  • August 7, 2007
  • 09:20 AM

In the last few months I have started experiencing symptoms of Angina or even a Heart Attack, though the latter is doubtful. I am 25, I have smoked for close to 10 years, and have also been through a lot. I have been getting random pains and strange feelings in my left arm and forearm, as well chest discomfort, sometimes even painful. I check my pulse often and nothing seems to be wrong, this symptoms occur at anytime whether I am sitting and doing nothing or even trying to sleep. The symptoms do not intensify with activity. Occasionally I can even feel pain and or tingling on the sides of my neck, and sometimes the pains are felt on my left side. I have tried to apply pressure to check for any sore spots but I can never find any on my ribs or muscles, and the pain never worsens upon doing so. I have gone to the hospital 2 times already and the first time I was given a prescription for Ativan which helped a little, but not much. I was told that it could be Anxiety, but I am still getting symptoms, physically. I went to the hospital again for the same reasons only to be dismissed after 8 hours, 4 blood tests, and an Xray, yet these symptoms still continue. I do not think that Anxiety is even a factor here considering I am not really under a lot of stress. I just want to know if someone else might be able to shed some light on my situation, I am sick of getting random chest pains/discomfort, and arm pains with no explanation offered, it's very scary and I remain calm about it but I just want it over with. All signs point to Angina but I am not a medical expert, and the ones that are available to me, are understaffed and are not able to take the time to even consider a 25 year old male may be having a serious problem due to overload on patients and many other problems that are considered much more emergency then my own symptoms. Is there something that they could have missed, or that blood tests and xrays don't detect? Again, I am usually very calm when it happens, even while its happening, so please feel free to tell me anything you think that it may be without sugar coating. I have a baby daughter due in October and I would like to get past this so that I can move on, I just need to know what else there could be that I am missing.

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