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Going Crazy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 21, 2007
  • 01:45 PM

I recently have started getting chest pain, as if my heart is hurting. The pain is best described as thunder, sharp pain at first 3-6 seconds and then it ceases to nothing. This starts up again and happens no more than 2 to 3 times in a row. After this I loose complete energy and want to sleep as If I have lost oxygen, therefore I yawn a lot.
Yesterday I was crying so hard ( due to a break up of my engagement) my hands and arms went numb. Numb to the point where they started to miss-shape and lock in. I shook them, pinched them and tried to masssage but this lasted about 3-4 hours. They finally calmed down and I had no energy whatsoever afterwards.
My head hurts constantly and I hear my heart beat as well. It has a distinctive skipping noise. Stops two beats and starts up again very very fast. I am scared please let me know what this could be before I proceed without insurance to the doctors.
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  • Sounds like you have a broken heart. Take a deep breath, acknowledge that you are mourning the loss of a loved one, and also the lifestyle and plans you made for the future. Give yourself time to grieve. Hearing your heart-beat is a sign of elevated blood pressure. It's probably the stress that is causing it. If you are so upset your body is reacting, maybe it's time to visit a professional. Heart rate rhythm changes can also be caused by stress, but if you lose consciousness or fall etc. you should go to the emergency room. Are there any pacing problems in your family? Many people have skipped beats, but check it out if you feel that it's longer than a couple of beats. Arrythmias are tricky. Women's cardiac problems are different from men's classic signs. Check out this site some more. Don't be offended. Have you been drinking? Alcohol and stress can really hurt your esophagus. Be good to yourself in this tense time. Drink plenty of water or gator-ade. Have you been crying so much that your electrolytes are out of balance? Maybe that's why you are having cramps in your arms. Eat some bananas, find a sympathetic friend and tell her your story once or twice. Reflect that engagements are a trial period and know that you will be better off broken-hearted than broken-spirited in a bad marriage.
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  • I am so sorry about your situation...I can relate.My fiancee and I have been together for 3 years. For 2 of them, I was somewhat ill but not too bad...complained alot of different things In the past year, my symptoms have increased(I have ALL of yours and then some)I've been to many docs, tests ect...no answers We have had a very rocky relationship due to all of this.Hard for him to understand how I could complain so much and not even look ill At the end of April...I was googling symptom checkersI entered some symptomsIt brought me to ME/CFS infoI am currently being tested as we have ruled out many other options and I have over 70 symptoms that wax and wane...flare ups Needless to say, since we've found the info...we are doing much better.He now knows I have a real medical reason for what is happening to me and unfortunatley, I have had several "spells" which he has witnessed.He no longer thinks I need a psychiatrist for being a hypochondriac. I guess what I'm saying is, I don't know the reason behind your break up, just that many in this forum are having same problems with relationships and strangely enough, symptoms. symptoms increase with stress:( it is neurological...it affects several body systems some symptoms include:Chest pain(thunder like)/sharp/then ends...may happen repeatedlyheadaches/hearing own heartbeatyawningfatiguenumbness/misshapen/locking of muscles A neurologist would be a good place to startRead around this forum...you will find many others with similar symptoms Be Well and keep your chin up...mommy cat
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