Recently for the last month I have been suffering from chest tightness and sometimes chest pains.
I have been to the ER 3 times now all in which my ECG and blood work have been perfectly fine, as I am typing now I'm suffering from tightness and palpitations :(:(.
On all release forms from the ER the diagnosis has been either muscular skeletal or anxiety, which really sucks considering this feels so real. The only thing that was of concern
was there was a Q wave in my ECG that was out of place however after 3 ECGS the doctors have concluded that it is just a normal part of me
Even so with the all clear from the doctors from the ER on three occasions I decided to chase up and see a cardiologist.
I had another ECG there along with a ultrasound of the heart and Low and behold! everything was fine and dandy accept for the Q wave but that has always been there.
Unfortunately I could not get a stress test done due to my weight (134KG).
The problem is, these pains never come on from exercise or strenuousness activities these bad boy symptoms seem to strike most of the time when I'm attempting to get to sleep which is really what is killing me. I find myself often having to watch a movie on my iPod in bed to comfort myself and even after doing so I find that I can't sleep, often turning on my side attempting to get to sleep only to minutes later be forced to lean upward because of palpitations or chest pain. ( Which I think is anxiety related because this only strikes at night..
I also might add that, sometimes the pain comes on after eating ( surprise surprise! ) and is usually in the lower right middle just under my right breast. Currently at this moment I'm experiencing the usal this is why I'm posting on here. I've been unable to sleep and considering I went to bed at 12:30 after a shower and it's now 8am I think you can understand why I have posted my current situation.
I'm 18, Male and reside in Australia.
I weigh 134Kilograms and my height is 6.4 (Tall :) )
Anyway, It feels good to get this off my chest and share with you all. It helps allot have support going through something like this, not that I don't already get that from my Family and girl friend. But every bit counts, I hope some people can relate because this is just terrible it's like torture.