You may have seen my post in chronic pain, but I thought it might be worth a shot to post in here.
In December of 2011, I had the typical symptoms of congestive heart failure. Extreme swelling in my legs and feet to the point of not being able to walk. I had multiple pleural effusions on my lungs. They told me my heart was producing a t word that I cannot remember and I needed to take aspirin. I was given an echo, an EKG, chest x-ray, the works. I spent 48 hours in the hospital and was told I did not have any damage, as in cardiomyopathy. I was put on lasix and lisinapril - not sure how to spell that - and I lost 8 pounds in the 48 hours I was there. After I went home, I had a variety of symptoms. I was blacking out constantly, heart palpitations, dizziness. The symptoms became easier to manage after awhile.
I was switched to atenalol and taken off the lasix.
Fast forward to about 2 months ago. I had center chest pain, and breathing problems. I went to the ER because it was 1 am and I thought I was having heart failure again. They said I had bronchitis. I had no cough. I was given antibiotics. A week and a half later, no change, I went back to my doctor. He gave me another antibiotic, a steroid and an inhaler (advair). I actually got worse. A couple of weeks later, I went back and complained about the chest pain/breathing problems again, they put me on another antibiotic. When that one caused problems with nerve twitching, I was put on a different antibiotic.
Obviously there is no change. I have been to the ER a couple of times for this. I have had a CT scan, multiple chest x-rays, my blood work is normal. My oxygen level is 100%.
The chest pain is right down the center, and it feels like a dull ache. You know that feeling in your back when it needs to pop? It's like, pressure? It feels like that in my chest.
My breathing problems are horrible. It feels heavy in my chest, and like someone is sitting on my chest. I have to work to get a full breath.
Does this sound anything like a heart problem?
I have considered angina, and I also saw that some of my symptoms match up with cardiomyopathy. I have been to multiple doctors, and they have no idea what is wrong with me.