I am completely lost... Hopefully someone can relate to my issue.. I am 37 years old, 5'9 and 218 lbs. Currently, I have chest discomfort. Not pain, but just a slight pressure near the center of my chest. This sensation is nearly constant. Does not come and go. I feel it more often than I do not, which I have been told that if it were a heart issue, it would come and go.
I have occasional palpitations and have had them for a couple of years. My Dr. says not to worry about em, but I have them 5 or 6 times a week I would say. Sometimes I feel really weird when I have em, but only during those few seconds when it happens. I recover immediately following. My blood pressure is high, but mildly high. I am on 10mg of lisinopril for BP and 40mg of Simvastatin for cholesterol. This keeps it under control.
I am generally pretty tired a lot of the time and when I exert myself, if feel out of breath and way more exhausted than I think that I should be.
I have issues breathing. I feel as if I cannot take a full deep breath or yawn sufficiently. I have had this issue for a number of years. It has been dismissed as stress, air hunger and acid reflux.
about two months ago, I started to have this pain in my throat. It does not feel like strep or anything like that. It is not affected by swallowing or anything that I eat. It seems to be be affected by muscle movement in my throat around my adams apple. I ended up at a ENT who looked in my throat and said that my esophagus was really red and swollen. He blames acid refux and told me to continue on my reflux medication and some make some diet changes. I have dealt with acid reflex for the majority of the last 10 years. I have learned what it feels like and I have never felt this. I still deal with this. It seems to be a little better, but still there.
Now... In the past year, I have had and Upper endoscopy and Barium swallow xray, which came back okay. A couple of EKGs and blood tests, which were all okay. I have had a chest xray and a treadmill stress test. All have come back okay.
In the last year, I have closed my business after 10 years. Divorced after 13 years. Became a single father of two as my ex wife walked away from them and am in the middle of a bankruptcy. So, as you can see, stress is off the charts for me. I have been told that these issues are stress and I can accept that, but at the same time, what if it is not? I am a single parent and cannot leave these kids because of a misdiagnosis. Sometimes, I feel like if all else fails blame stress.
I know this was long winded, but I have been dealing with this for so long...