i am a 43 year old female. i had a regular treadmill stress test about 8-10 years ago, because i had a pain on the outside of my left arm and my pcp did an ekg and said there was a "blip" and he referred me for the stress test. came back normal. (oh and cardiologist told me about 70-85% of ppl will have a blip on their ekg, especially if they are stressed)
about 3 or 4 years ago, i got severely dehydrated (even though i was drinking around 10-12 glasses of water everyday) and the dehydration basically gave me heart attack symptoms, so much so, I was afraid to go to sleep, so i stayed up most of the night and stopped at my pcp's office on my way to work.. my BP was normal, they did another ekg in his office and it was fine, but the pain i was having had him referring me to a cardiologist for further testing and he also had a cat scan and some type of barium imaging of my spine, stomach, liver, pancreas etc.. (those tests came back normal) with only a minor "slightly inflamed liver" -- which the doc believes was due to all the tylenol i USED to take way back when. (i dont touch the stuff anymore)
i went to the cardiologist and he had me get a sonogram of my heart in his office, i had the treadmill test done, and the nuclear stress test (that was one weird donut shaped machine to lay in super still for periods of time) :)
anyways, all that came back completely normal. at the peak of the treadmill run -- i did phenomenal and my BP dropped back to normal almost immediately following my no longer running
No history of heart disease or heart problems on either side. I am not over weight.. although yes i smoke, i normally stay under 1/2 pack a day, and not smoking whole cigarettes out of those 10 or less...
i rarely every drink - i eat healthy, i dont cook fried foods, and we rarely buy them. hardly ever eat fast food.. help my boyfriend in our 8 acre yard, work full time, easy -- very little stress -- job... last physical about a year ago, all my blood work was well in the normal range, except i am hypoglycemic: translation: while i was unemployed for over 10 months my mind started to fog over and my anxiety level peaked.. in april this year - went on buspirone for about 4 weeks full strength, then doc tapered off over the next 3 weeks. i take 1/4 tab (.125mg) of .5 mg xanax sometimes daily, sometimes every 3 or 4 days... had to get off buspirone as i developed all the side effects..
since that time, i have lost a couple of pounds, but since its only been about 5-6 weeks since stopping that med, find that i still have some bad days.. i get really gassy (need to belch alot), stomach aches in the evening, after dinner, no matter what i eat, although i have figured out over the last week, i stop when i am around 75% full.. then take 2 tums.. i take prevacid in the am and on a course of 14 days to allow the full removal of buspirone.. but i have had pain in my left arm (i think -- honestly from sleeping 7 straight hours on my left side all night -- without moving into another position)... but for about the last 2 weeks i have had some pain, its kind of hard to pin point exact location, as sometimes i dont feel pain at all during the day, but get a little anxious in the evening and get pain.. some in the middle of my boobs (and bra all of a sudden doesnt fit right), had pain in area above left boob, had nagging throb above left shoulder blade.. after reading alot of the posts on here, and other sites, i am wondering if it just isnt my anxiety.. any body have a clue???
i have taken my BP at home when i have felt bad, and its around 110/68 or 112/70.. pulse runs around 60-72