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Teri16
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   Posted 3/30/2005 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Anyone who's ever had a Heart Attack knows that after talking to others that not everyone has the same symptoms and signs of an impending Heart
Attack. yeah
 
Some people, especially women seem to have either no symptoms, or what is called a 'Silent Heart Attack', which is what I had.  Other women have very different symptoms, such as reflux, or even an asthma type symptom.
 
Don't ever ignore these things, as the earlier you are seen by medical professionals you may be preventing a heart attack or severe damage to your heart!!  Teri
 

"If you are having any one of the symptoms described below that lasts for more than 5 minutes, SEEK EMERGENCY TREATMENT (CALL 9-1-1) WITHOUT DELAY. These symptoms could be the signs of a heart attack and immediate treatment is essential."

VIEW IMAGESymptoms of a heart attack include:

  • Chest pain or discomfort in the center of the chest; a “squeezing,” “heaviness” or “crushing” feeling that lasts for more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back
  • Pain or discomfort in other areas of the upper body including the arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach
  • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
  • Sweating or “cold sweat”
  • Fullness, indigestion, or choking feeling (may feel like “heartburn”)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Light-headedness
  • Extreme weakness or anxiety
  • Rapid or irregular heart beats

Source:  http://www.clevelandclinic.org/heartcenter/pub/guide/disease/cad/mi_symptoms.htm?index=10478


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   Posted 3/31/2005 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
ok i will do that yeah
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Teri16
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   Posted 3/31/2005 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
BC!! I'm sure you will~Take care, my friend!! Teri :)
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Teri16
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   Posted 4/27/2005 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
What type of symptoms did you have that either signaled you to go to the ER, 'you just knew that you were having a heart attack', or what symptoms preceded your visit to the Dr. or hospital where it was discovered that you'd had a heart attack, or a problem leading to one??
 
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Teri16
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   Posted 5/28/2005 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
This is an important topic being on a cardiovascular board, and anyone who has questions if you are having these symptoms?! Call 911-don't continue to read this!!

Teri
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   Posted 5/28/2005 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
so good and true even fatigue, flu like symptoms aches in your jaw or upper arm could be an angina attack too I know women have different symptoms too hence why i have a new cardio Doctor my regular doctor name i willnot say his  Physicans assistant is a dumb ill educated stupid PA he tole me I was haveing back pain etc down below 1-5 then he sent me home with IB 800 millgrams 2ce a day 2 tablets I had a silent heart attack my first one I was on the Or table but with my second one
1.I was tired
2.not sleeping well
3.pain in upper back inbetween shoulder blades
4.blurry visoion
5. dizzinness getting up out of bed or off of the couch
6 EKG showed i was ok at the time and I made them take that.
so be careful gals alot of us have different symptoms and I want none of you ladiues even men being misdiagnoised. I cheange d Primary care doctors even a new cardio and thyroid doctor too and doing better and feel some better too so be an advocate and if you donot like the treatment Fire your Doctor and get a new one.
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justarose4him
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   Posted 6/9/2005 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow so many of these symptoms I have had along with the pain

but can it go away for a while? or if it is really your heart will it not just stop and go away?

I mean , it has returned but, im not sure its the same thing...
the first pains you described was me exactly, center of chest, crushing , penatrating to back...feeling of disorentiation and weakness...

now, with todays pain...i read where you said eye blurryness...earlier tonight i had to take my glasses off and keep rubbing my eyes because i felt so blurry...but that was a few hours before the pain hit...

did the asprin really help or did it just go away ?
i know you cant answer all these questions...its just so good to talk to others about it

Thanks to everyone so much
Currently on Asacol, Azathioprine , Remecade ,Ibrupropen (at time) and Dyazide
 
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   Posted 6/9/2005 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Misterie,  I'm glad you are back, but sorry to hear that you are still having problems!

If you are having angina, it can come and go.  Stable angina can happen while excercising, or moving about, while unstable angina may occur at rest or with less exertion and will usually last longer. 

If it is your heart, the problem will usually progress, not go away.  Aspirin is given in a person who may be having a heart attack to try and help so that clots do not form.  

Misterie, I would definitely have your symptoms checked out ASAP!!  You need to be seen and tested if your are having these types of symptoms! I would not hesitate to be seen by your Dr., or in an ER!!

Hugs, Teri :)


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