I am 39 years old and i have had abnormal heart beats since 2007. I believe that part of my abnormal heartbeats have been because of my stress levels from my fathers death and a divorce and custody battle for my son. I have then since been remarried but then again going through another divorce. In 2007 i had a heart cath done and everything was clear and my cardiologist said i had a healthy heart. I had told him of a pinching sensation on the right side of my sternum but he told me that my heart was on my left side and i shouldn't worry. Well, through my second marriage i would get that same pinching nerve on my right side and as always in the ER everything comes back normal. I had gone through another cardiologist but he had no time for me and just slapped me with a beta blocker. I was sitting in class one day and i felt a sharp stabbing pain above my mid chest and i felt nauseated and dizzy and sweaty. I immediately went to the ER and they found nothing but noticed that i was dehydrated a little and heart rate a little high. So, then i dropped that cardiologist and went with another one which was the best one so far. I had a cat scan done or mri where they stick you in that tube. I had contrast done and my heart came out normal as well. Cardiologist put me on a month monitor and after the month he noticed i had some irregular heart beats. He said that i need to lower my stress level and eat a healthy diet. The test this cardiologist had done on me was perfect 100%. He did an echochardigram and he said my valves were beautiful and i have a strong heart. He was concerned a little about
the random abnormality. He said its my body trying to warn me of my habits. So, i tried to relax and start working out but due to my life style of being a military spouse with four kids and going to school full time was a lot. I am on my second divorce now and the stress levels have sky rocketed and still doing school full time. This past Friday i felt that old pain come back but more frequently. I had fought it for the weekend and today it just worried me. I went to the ER and low and behold the monitor picked it up. Was happy but concerned because its a little bothersome. Doctor (not cardiologist) said they were just pvcs and my results from my blood work returned back with flying colors. No sense in worrying about
it since i have a healthy heart and i should just ignore them. Well, my question is now that they found this elusive stabbing feeling on my right side of my sternum they wont go away. It worries me because of that first initial stab i had made me feel nauseated, dizzy and sweaty. I don't feel comfortable and reading all these possibilities on line made it even worse. I am a military veteran and when i was done with my tour of duty i was starting to get panic and anxiety attacks. My question is since i do have a healthy heart and this stabbing feeling still on my right side of my sternum (now pvcs). Is it possible its just my stress levels and will they go away if i exercise and relax more. I don't feel them right now because i am trying to relax but i get tense at times and they randomly hit me. I don't want to live with this thing for the rest of my life. I have two boys to take care of and i want to see them grow up and see my grandkids.