I am at my wits end. I don't know what else to do, and I feel very helpless at this point. Pls read this post and tell me what you think.
I am 26 years old, female, mom of 1.
Symptoms: Chest tightness, chest pain (radiating to the left shoulder and back) palpitations, syncope
Tests done: Countless EKGs and chest X-Rays, Echocardiogram with treadmill (stress echo), blood test for thyroid, etc
Tests results: All OK
Diagnosed with: Anxiety disorder
Medicines I am currently on: Fluoxetine (Prozac) 20mg every morning, Xanax when neccessary
New symptoms: Constant chest tightness and pain since this morning, frequent yawning since a couple of days back
I went to the hospital ER a month ago for the same symptoms but they couldn't find anything wrong. Fyi, I have been to the hospital MANY times for the same symptoms but were usually dismissed as:
- musculoskeletal pain
- chest wall pain
Many months back, a blood test at the hospital showed I was mycoplasma positive, so they put me on antibiotics and I was told that mycoplasma pneumonia could have caused my chest pain. After I finished all the medicines and spent many days resting at home, my chest pain still came and went.
I have a history of asthma but I KNOW when it is my asthma acting up, and it is not asthma.
They also suspected acid reflux/gerd but later test results were normal.
Medicines such as painkillers, muscle relaxants, antacids, YOU NAME IT - don't work on me anymore.
I have been in pain since I woke up this mornin, and the tightness on my chest is becoming almost too much to bear. I am now at work in the office but I cannot concentrate on doing ANY work. EVERYTIME I go see the doctor, they will tell me they can't FIND anything wrong with me. It sucks to be in pain and having the doctor tell you to just go home and rest. EVERY TIME!
It seems that nobody will take these symptoms seriously because they are just symptoms, will they only do something if I am having a full blown heart attack?
This is getting EXTREMELY frustrating.
I don't know what else to do. Pls help me!!