Does anybody have any idea what might be going on with me because I have seen so many doctors and am starting to wonder if any of them are actually qualified! Four and a half years ago I gave birth to a 9lb baby boy. A couple of weeks after this i got a terrible sensation in my upper abdomen, like a wiggle, that shot down my left leg and out of my toe. The very same night, i got a pain in my back, parallel to my abdomen pain that shot up through my neck over the top of my head. Needless to say i visited the GP and spent countless mornings, afternoons and whole nights in my local casualty dept. My symptoms ranged from dizziness, shortness of breath, pins and needles, pain in chest, severe stomach ache, that burns right through to my back, terrible pain in my left leg, pain in my neck, difficult swallowing, horrific headaches, a dreadful aching pain in my back where the second pain started from, the list goes on and on. I have seen a neurologist three times, nerve conduction studies showed a different reading for my middle fingers and toes, but he didn't think that was significant, the cardiologist said there was nothing wrong with me, as did other specialists. I have been called neurotic, told i'm depressed (wonder why!) and prescribed anti dpressants, told i have hypochondria etc. To cut a long story short, on the 7th of January last year i had a massive heart attack that started in my back, exactly where the initial pain shot from, with no chest pain. I left it over half an hour before i finally got my partner to call an ambulance, for fear of them telling me i was 'making it up again'. I arrested half a minute after the ambulance arrived and 'died' four times on the way to hospital, on one occasion it took over two minutes to restart my heart. Incredulously, they told me i was just 'unlucky' and that it had nothing to do with me giving birth. I am 38 years old, don't smoke, am not overweight and no family history! The sad part is that my symptoms have got worse since the heart attack and i now take morphine for the pain and told that they can't do any more. I am a mum of three beautiful boys, but sometimes i wonder how much more i can take. I am sat here in the early morning with crippling stomach ache, stemming from original pain site, with lots of fluttering in my abdomen, not knowing if this is the night that it all ends. I hope i don't sound too melodramatic, but i am desperate for any advice. can anybody help?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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