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   Posted 1/12/2010 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
i posted this in the anxiety forum as i suffer from that to. i wanted to post here to hear from the people that dont frequent the other forum.

im worried,again... :( i have this tight odd feeling over the left side of my upper chest.it also seems like i cant get a good breath in.

let me give you a little background. ive gone to the er (about 4 months ago for this feeling) ,my general doc (over a year ago for palpitations) and got referred to a heart specialist for the palpitations. the heart specialist ran a bunch of test.some where blood, another he did an ekg ?? and also did a sonogram (forgot the real name) of my heart. everything came back normal except i had a low b12 but that has since gone back up.

the er visit i had awhile back i went in for the same feeling plus i was getting dizzy and my left arm hurt.(i still get dizzy). they did an ekg (all the electrodes on my chest) and did some blood work and took a chest x ray. all the test came back with no signs of problems. my chest xray showed what the doc think is causing the pain. back in 2001 i broke my 5th thoracic vertebrae, i also broke one of my ribs on my left side. he thinks i damaged some nerves in that area and thats whats causing the pain. my left shoulder also cracks alot and thinks that is damaged in some way. all this coming together for the pain i have.

im still getting it and i freaked out its my heart. any tips ?

i have panic disorder ,ocd and anxiety. and iam on meds for all of that.

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   Posted 1/14/2010 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey there,

It does sound like you have had a lot of testing and your Physician may be right on as he/she knows your medical history and has run the tests.

What kind of treatment are you receiving for the nerve pain, any physical therapy or nerve blocks?

Also anxiety can cause many sx and it is sometimes a hard to sort out what is anxiety versus medical in nature.

I understand where your coming from so stick with us.


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   Posted 1/15/2010 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
i have an appointment Wednesday the 20th. im not getting any help for the problems i might have. the words from the doctor at the er was "you were rough on your body and now you are paying the price." "something you are going to have to learn to deal with"

my appointment Wednesday is with my general doc.

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   Posted 1/21/2010 12:43 AM (GMT -6)   
well i went today and the doc did several test. did an ekg and said everything looked normal but my heart may be slightly enlarged. i also got a asthma test done.

tomorrow i have to go to a heart specialist and see about getting a stress test. also have to get my shoulder x rayed.
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