Ok so I have been having shortness of breath for almost a year now since my youngest was 5 months old she is 16 months now. When a say short of breath I mean like taking a deep breath I cant. Well it wad only happening once in a while like every few months but when it did happen only lasted a day and sometimes a week or 2. I ended up goingto the er for it where they done a urine test, blood test, ekg, cat scan of the chest, andchecked for blood clots all were fine. I went to the follow up all was fine, but he sent ne to a lung dr who said i have athsna, but doesnt make sense cause i dont cough weeze or anything.
A few months later I couldnt breath at all (i had a cold) i went to the er again. Well I had they said asthmatic bronchitis so they gave me a breathing treatment. The did a chest xray it was fine. They done blood work they said (i forget) but something was high and that could mean bloodclot so they done another cat scan and checked for blood clot it was all fine. So they sent me home with meds. I went to my dr who I asked if the ekg was fine if that means everything was fine withmy heart he said nothing is wrong my heart sounds fine he says i worry to muchso put me on axiety meds. He wasnt doing anythingsoI switched drs. and now for the last couple months i have been having sharp chest pain.
I went to the new dr a month ago who did anekg since my chest wad hurting it wad fine. He told me they dont want to unnessesary tests he said lots of times people who end up at the er for chest pain end up being acid reflux so he put me on meds for that and a different inhaler and diffrent anxiety meds. Well a couple weeks ago when i went in i didnt have chest pain anymore but i did still have trouble breathing so he kept me on acid reflux meds and upped my inhaler. But now I am having chest pain again I go back Dec. 12th to the dr. I almost went back to the er the other day but dh wouldnt take me. I was havi g chest pain trouble breathing and my heart done this thing felt like it did a flip or skipped a beat or something.
When I sleep at night to if I lay on my back propped up on pillows I am better but if i lay on my side with my arms across my chest i cant breath and if i am dozing off like that i will wake feeling like i stopped breathing. The other dayI fell asleep on the couch and i gasped cause i had my hand across my chest and it felt like my heart stopped or something. Then one day only once I felt this cold sensation in my chest and a few times I felt a warm sensation in my chest. What can this be or sound like? My worst fear is something with my heart and no dr will listen to me on doing tests. They said my heart sounds fine and i gad a lot of tests done in the er that were all fine. They also say because i am for the most part healthy and my age (30) it is unlikely. But what else can it be? he also said if it were my heart i would be dead by now
IDK, but if you are worried about your heart you need to see a cardiologist, not an ER Dr. unless you feel it's life or death. The unnecessary tests are very expensive to pay for. And do you actually have an anxiety condition that requires meds, or are you just concerned about your health? I may be naive but I don't know that it's normal for them to just say you worry too much and put you on medication for that. Just from what you wrote, I would try to find another Dr.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:41 AM on Dec. 3, 2012
my heart done this thing felt like it did a flip or skipped a beat or something.
this is called a heart palpitation. i get them ALL the time, and they are essentially harmless and normal, though scary as fuck. they can be brought on by extreme stress/anxiety, too much caffiene intake, and sometimes for no reason at all.
are you sure you dont have anxiety?
Answer by tnm786 at 9:45 AM on Dec. 3, 2012
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 10:09 AM on Dec. 3, 2012
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:26 AM on Dec. 3, 2012
Is it possible that you have soft tissue pain? Like in your muscles? A pain in your chest does not automatically mean it's a heart condition.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:04 AM on Dec. 3, 2012
Answer by 3libras at 11:06 AM on Dec. 3, 2012
Answer by theMOMmission at 12:35 PM on Dec. 3, 2012
Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 2:09 PM on Dec. 3, 2012