Feels like heart, but dr. says no

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darryl7575
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   Posted Today 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I have posted a number of times on here about my issues, but I am trying again in hopes that someone may relate. I have palpitations pretty regularly, but my father and sister both have this, so my Dr says that it is nothing to worry about. Sometimes, they are intense enough to stop me in my tracks. I have been having throat pains under my Adams apple and to the right since march. In addition, I have discomfort in my chest and upper abdomen almost as constant as the throat pain. This is all pretty constant. rarely a time that is doesn't hurt. I feel like I cannot get a full breath most of the time. If I barely exert myself, I fell so winded and occasionally it will bring on palpitations when getting my breath back. I am not wheezing at all, but when I swallow, it sometimes feels like my throat is swollen. I will get really spacey and dizzy from time to time and it does trigger panic attacks from time to time.

I have been to the ER times since May with this. The first time, they kept me for a few days because of my irregular heartbeat and ran all kinds of tests on me for heart issues which all came back good. In addition, they did thyroid tests and a neck CT to see if there is a throat issue. They concluded that it must be reflux and did a upper endoscopy. This confirmed a hiatal hernia, but showed minimal damage from acid. They sent me home with reflux meds and called it good.

Last week, I was driving down the road and got suddenly dizzy and weak. Felt like I was going to pass out. Went to the ER, BP was 157/89 and was having chest discomfort with the dizziness and weakness. After some blood work and chest xray, they sent me home.

I have been to an ENT for the throat. He says that it is LPR and he is positive. Says that my gastro Dr is wrong. My primary care Dr believes that all of this uncertainty and breathing trouble has helped me to develop anxiety. I am on 10mg of Buspar twice daily as well as adivan when needed. It helps the panic during a flare up, but the pain and issues remain.

Any thoughts?

stkitt
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   Posted Today 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you been cleared of any heart problems by a Cardiologist - if yes than I would look toward anxiety as causing your symptoms ?
 
Please do feel comfortable posint in the Anxiety Forum as you will find lots of warm and wonderful members there who will understand how you are feeling.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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NYCMusicMan
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   Posted 9/26/2012 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been having a lot of very similar symptoms for the past year, including the discomfort/pressure in the upper abdomen and throat, which feels like someone is pressing their fingers into my esophagus in the hollow area between my clavicle bones. I had a laundry list of tests with ENT, GI, Endocrinologist etc. and finally found out that some pericardial calcification I had from pericarditis in teens had turned into constrictive pericarditis. Try seeing a cardiologist for an echocardiogram.

Good luck with your case,

Trevor

darryl7575
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   Posted 9/30/2012 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Went to see a cardiologist Dr Thursday... EKG was fine, but having me wear a holter for 30 days. Does that seem excessive? My palpitations have been pretty frequent. My BP was 159/92 after i got out of the shower this morning. I still have a difficult time accepting anxiety as an answer.

Anyone have any more input?

CParman
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   Posted 10/1/2012 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey,
I had symptoms for 8 years, it was put down to everything from hormones, my age, my diet, lifestyle, stress etc. I had a ECG monitor for 24 hours that didnt show anything, then after visits back to the doctor and cardiologists they decided to give me a week long recorder that finally showed up abnormalities!! Ive been diagnosed with SVT for the last 2 years and I'm still struggling to get the right treatment.
 
My advice would be if you think something is wrong keep going back and bugging them until they give in and give you all sorts of tests!!
 
x

stkitt
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   Posted 10/1/2012 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Hey there my friend, I do not believe wearing the Holter monitor for 30 days is excessive if it will give your cardiologist the information necessary to evaluate your PVCS.  Just consider it a wardrobe accessory :-)
 
I do hope the information will give you the answers re your symptoms.
 
Blessings,
Kitt
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nazter
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   Posted 10/10/2012 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello There
 
I feel for you ...I understand what your going thru and yes it can bring on anxiety which can also raise your Blood Pressure.
 
I hope the holter monitor comes back clean and that your clear of any heart disorders you can then turn to looking elsewhere ...but I do beleive that you are your own advocate so dont let up till they have run every test ...
 
Keep us posted ...
 
 
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