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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 12/8/2009 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
hello all
my name is Carol i had a massive heart attack on 22 april 2008 i have 3 kids and was married at the time, my husband decided he couldn't cope so assaulted me i got him arrested and i asked him to leave the maritol home, i was left with 3 boys aged 17 14 and 11 omg all teenagers, life has been difficult alot of why me i was heathly and enjoying most of my life i am still not back at work as i still get chest pains not sure if thats normal after a heart attack or not ..... as many of you know the meds are the worst thing as i am not use to taking so many meds... meds for blood pressure meds for high cholestrial and so on ....i had just turned 40 when i had my heart attack i am annoyed that i can't do the things i use to do as i get so outta breath, i am now scared to go out incase it happens again i have now moved into a rented house with my youngest son and feel now he has the responsibilty of me at such a young age. I am now sinking into depression and my doctor wants me to start taking ani-depressants which i don;t really want to take as when i add extra medication to the medication i am already taking it makes my chest pains worse, so on that note if you haven't fallen asleep i would like to thankyou for reading and letting me join this forum
Many thanks
Carol wink

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 12/8/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Carol,

And welcome to the Healingwell Forum. How scary that must have been for you to have a heart attack at such a young age. I live with a chronic illness myself, and I can tell you it can really impact your life. Have you thought about seeing a therapist and discussing the fears your heart attack has caused? Might be a good idea.

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New Member

Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 12/8/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
hi gail,

i have had 12 weeks of therapy so far and still i am in the same situation so far hasn't helped i am so unsure whether to take the anti-depressants incase they cause chest pain some people that i have spoken to say yes take them others say stay well away so it looks like there are pros and cons just wish my brain would just shut down for abit and relax, dunno if other peoples brains rest mine doesn't feel like it.


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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 12/8/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to our family here..personally i would think the ad s would or should was and is a life altering experience that you went thru...i hv been very ill and the care of me falls on my 16 yr old daughter..i feel bad for her as well..i know what you mean for sure.....Nasnners is spot on that had to hv caused deep seeded fears and you need a therapist you can connect to dont sound like this one is working....imho...has your doc mentioned ativan or something simuliar for your angst......plz know you hv come to a great place and we do get mind does not shut off i am forever worrying about worry lol..i get it so do so many others here...STAY with us...lyn

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New Member

Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 12/8/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
hi lyn,
i seem to worry about worry lol my new partner is such a support and is very understanding he tries to take pressure off me but i then worry that it might be to much for him my son who is with me laughs and jokes and tries to keep my spirits up by telling me he loves me and that i am a good mum, when i look back to 18 months ago to now i am amazed how far i have come but i still feel low and depressed i sit here and cry because of the way i feel, i am going to see my gp on thurs and am gonna have a chat with her and see wot else there is in the support network so far they have offered nothing.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 12/8/2009 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Carol,

I welcomed you on the other forum but it seems to be gone now. Anyhow I am Kitt and suggested you come here where you would meet up with all these great people so welcome to A & P. I am glad to see you have met some of our wonderful members and mods.

I just got home from work and the physician's office and we are getting snow so I will try to catch up tomorrow.

Again a warm welcome.

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