Hurtful, I started out similar to what you are describing. Ill admit that heartattack never crossed my mind. I grew up with a disabled mother, so I instantly thought heredity. After my diagnosis, I began Methotrexate. I was not getting any relief. It was about
month 4 when I got an upper respitory infection. I had family staying with me for a week due to it being Labor Day. The first night that I was home alone, I woke up with this intense chest pain that led me to call my mother in law immediately. While she was on her way to pick me up and take me to the ER, more symptoms became apparent. I was sweating profusely, freezing, running a low fever, shaking, couldnt sit, couldnt lay, couldnt pace or stand. I found the most comfort laying on the bathroom floor rocking back and forth. I felt like i needed to keep moving, but moving hurt worse. I was so short of breathe that when I called my mother in law, all I could say was "cant breathe...something wrong...come get me". I was scared sh**less. I thought about
calling 911, but she was already on the way. Right before she arrived, I stood up to make my way to the front door to unlock it. On may way back to the bathroom, I vomited all over. I immediately began feeling better. We did not go to the ER because I thought I was crazy and I thought they would think I was crazy. She slept on my couch and I watched TV all night in my room. I couldnt sleep. Went to the Dr. the next morning and after many tests, found out it was my stomach. Either an ulcer or something along those lines. Needless to say, I am now on Nexium and was immediatly taken off of the Indocin that was believed to cause this event. I wouldnt wish that night to occur to anyone...even my absolute worst enemy. That night, I thought I was having a heart attack. It stills seem so vivid.
lol. I hope I can sleep tonight!
Someone mentioned that it is difficult to describe the way this feels. I also have a hard time explaining it. I do have to say that yall have done a great job. So much so that I sent this thread to my husband to read so he can better understand how I feel. I find it difficult to explain the way it feels to yall, on this forum, and yall understand what I would be explaining, as yall feel it too.
Wishing everyone a low pain night.
Dx: Ankylosing Spondylitis w/a Rheumatoid Variant, Chronic Migraines, Premature Ovarian Failure, Stomach Ulcers
Rx: Humira 40mg injection every week, Lortab, Mobic, Prednisone, Nexium, Flexeril, Folic Acid, Phenergan, Lexapro, Lo/ovral, Maxalt MLT, Doxepin