Posted 4/13/2005 6:29 PM (GMT -7)
Hi Gordon I always sleep on a wedge because of my acid reflux disease but I still feel like I can't breath when I lay down this last week. Even putting my chair back makes me feel like I can't breath. Well hopefully I'll find out next week if it is my heart or something else. So far the only thing wrong with my heart was a major blockage of the LAD which was fixed with a stent on 1/4/05. I'm hopeing it isn't closeing back up. I hope they find something to help you out with your heart problems. You never know what they may come up with. Barb
Posted 5/10/2005 12:02 PM (GMT -7)

Hi, I am new to this forum. I have been having a burning pain in my chest off and on for over a month. Doctor ran cardiac tests on me a couple of years ago, including stress, nuclear, echo, even saw an electrophysiologist, he agrees my heart is fine. What could be causing this pain. There is no pattern. Went yesterday for EGD, it was fine. I take ativan and the pain decreases. Could this mean I am a nervous nut?


Posted 5/10/2005 12:28 PM (GMT -7)
Hi brooke21, and Welcome to HealingWell!! tongue
Well, it seems you have a great sense of humor and if you can maintain that through all the pain and all the testing, you've got a great start already!! yeah
Quite frankly, I'm not a Dr., so I cannot diagnose your symptoms.  The burning pain might suggest to some of us with GERD that it's a reflux or a type of heartburn perhaps, but you say they ruled out the reflux.
May I ask if you have any other symptoms that go along with this? 
I would talk to the gastroenterologist that did your EGD (endoscopy) and see if he/or she has any other thoughts re this?
Since it's been so long since you've seen a cardiologist, if your symptoms point in that direction, then maybe your regular Dr. could give you a referral back there, if that's indicated.
Much good luck to you and please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing!!
Teri tongue
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Posted 5/11/2005 4:31 PM (GMT -7)

Hi Teri, Thanks for responding back to me. Had another bad spell last night and had to go to er. Doctors ran tests, ekg, oxgen level, chest x-ray, blood work. Says my heart is fine. I am now scheduled for a gall bladder test Friday and a stress test Wednesday.

Along with burning chest pain, I have chills, sweating and dizziness. Dizzines lasts only seconds.

It gets really scary...


Posted 5/11/2005 6:52 PM (GMT -7)
brooke21, I am so sorry to hear of your night last night!!  The testing of the gallbladder may be heading in the right direction.  I had lots of problems with mine, as have many others here and we all know that isn't a bit of fun!  I really hope they figure this one out quickly for you, brooke21!!
Big Hugs, Teri tongue
PS  I had my gallbladder removed in Feb. 2004.  The Ultra sound was normal.  During the egd test they took samples of the bile from the GB and found "talcum powder".  The "acid" test so to speak was the HIDA scan, which showed that it was not functioning.  So hang in there~Wishing you the best!!
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