Heart Attack??

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rcooke1129
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   Posted 8/23/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
   I am 19 years old, 5'2 and 95 pounds.
For about 2 weeks, I've been experiencing pressure in my chest when I lay on my left side; pressure causing trouble breathing.
 
3 nights ago, I had been asleep for 3.5 hours, when I woke up with excruciating pain and pressure/tightness in the center of my chest, and underneath my left breast; and could barely breath. (While laying on my back). I also had pain in my left shoulder.
The pain and pressure/tightness lasted for 6 minutes, ending as I was reaching for the phone for help.
 
I haven't gone to see a doctor, because it hasn't happened since; although I've still been having pressure and trouble breathing when laying on my left side. I haven't even told my parents about it, because of all the stress of my previous medical bills.

Does anyone know what this could be? Will it happen again??
 
*I have medical problems, unrelated to my heart (as far as I know).

rcooke1129
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   Posted 8/25/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Is this anything I should worry about, or am I just paranoid??

worriedgirl
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   Posted 8/25/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
U need to see a doctor

Lanie G
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   Posted 8/25/2009 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
rcooke1129, you do need to tell your parents and you need to see a doctor.  Please do not be afraid of doing this because you're living in fear now of the unknown and that's even worse.  You're young and the odds are that it isn't heart-related but you will not know this unless you're checked out.  It could be stress/anxiety or GERD (acid in the stomach) or even a cracked rib.  Please tell your parents so you can be seen by your doctor, ok?

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KopyKat
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   Posted 8/27/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
they don't call it a widow-maker for nothing.


i'm sure your parents would stress out more over your death than a medical bill.


my husband walked around for three days with chest pain, and ate about three packs of tums for this "heartburn" only to nearly die because it was a heart attck. He was 35 years old at that time.

rcooke1129
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   Posted 8/29/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your advice. I have been through so much over this past year; seeing doctor after doctor. And believe me, I've had more than a fair share of living in fear. I was living in fear for over a year, and then I thought it was all over and I began having more symptoms.
I guess I figured that if I ignored it, or didn't tell my parents, it would be like it never happened.

Well, my parents do know about these symptoms I've been having; and they too expressed their feelings on how paying for a funeral is a lot more expensive then going to see a doctor.

Again, thank you all for your advice.

dixiegirl70
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   Posted 9/28/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
i am so glad you told them , being a mom of a teen myself i had much rather do the doctor than anything else
i hope all turns out well
please let us know
Micki

kandyman
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   Posted 10/22/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
While I was in school we had a school mate have a heart attack and die in the middle of school. Talk about a scary reality of life. Even if the symptoms let up you still dial 911, it may still be going on. Heart attacks can affect people differently (as in KopyKat's husbands case) you just never know. You have to get checked out soon. They can take x-rays of your heart to determine if you have had a heart attack.

This is a serious matter and you should see a doctor.

LindaC52
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   Posted 10/28/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I suggest that you tell your parents and see a doctor to make sure you're health is okay.
http://doctorfinders.com/hvr.php

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