6 months ago yesterday, my Dad passed away suddenly from a heart attack, 4 months exactly prior to that my Papa (Dad's Dad) passed away, combination of heart and age. In '95 he had a quadruple bypass. Dad had no known heart problems. All 3 of his brothers and 1 nephew have had heart attacks, some multiple. My mom is on medication for blood pressure and I think(?) tachycardia. I know she uses nitro. Her Dad, my Poppy passed away in '95 from a heart attack and her sister my aunt has had a couple of heart attacks and takes nitro too.
I have had chest pain that I have felt in my back and in my teeth. But it's not in the centre, it's on the left side only. My blood pressure has pretty much been 100/60 and I have had the dr listen to my heart and she says it is fine. The pain has only happened a few times in the last couple of years. I can be just sitting there or sleeping when it starts. The dr figured it has had to do with my thyroid as I have hypothyrodism and am working on finding the right dose of Synthroid. I'm also a smoker, but I've recently started Champix to quit.
Should I be pushing for more testing as there is a family history? I did ask for my cholesterol to be checked and she told me I didn't need it. I know that I should go in to be checked when I have the sharp pain, but it's hard as I have 5 children and a single mom.
Mom to 5 special children
14 yr old- GAD, PTSD, ODD, LD
13 yr old- Crohn's Disease-total Colectomy Feb 09, PTSD, Dystymia, JRA, Asthma, Osteoporotic
11 yr old- Globally Developmentally Delayed, Low Cognitive Functioning, PTSD
10 yr old- Epilepsy, Unspecified Social/Emotional Disorder, PTSD, LD
3 yr old -Bright and Happy