Posted 12/25/2012 5:32 AM (GMT -6)
So uh, hello everyone.
I'm a 14 year old male with a couple questions about heart attacks and how they feel. But first, a little about me.
I'm skinny and tall (about 120-130 pounds and almost 6 feet tall)
I don't get a ton of exercise. (I'm a gamer type, but I still do try to get some exercise everyday)
I eat very very healthy (No outside food, cook everything at home. No sugar/allergic stuff).
I do have POTS (Pretty much it's where my pulse races and I lose blood pressure when I go from laying down or sitting to standing up, it's caused by rapid growth)
I have had an EKG recently ( I was in the hospital about 3-6 months ago due to my POTS issue, to which they did an EKG and said everything was perfect)
Have a panic disorder that makes me feel very nervous.
Anyway, enough of that.
Pretty much, I've been having a couple issues with my body that I really need some help with, or at least advice.
I sometimes get a achy chest/left arm that comes and goes (as in it will go away for 3 or so minutes, come back for a little bit, then disappear and repeat). This pain can be in different places in my chest, but it always hurts the same. It's just a very dull ache. In fact, I currently have it near my left ribcage area.
Now, normally I wouldn't be worried at all over this, as the pain is almost nothing. That was before I searched my symptoms online and read that every and all chest pain should be taken to the emergency room. Now, as I do have a panic disorder, this makes the pain much worse and makes me feel worse. This pain does not go away with rest. I do know sometimes this pain is gas, as I burp and it feels better, but I'm not sure this is always the issue.
I've asked my mom about this (shes a nurse) and she says that me having a heart attack is just so rare, there's almost no chance. It still scares the heck out of me though, because I don't want to have my heart stop while I'm laying in bed.
I've had this pain a lot recently, as my panic has gotten much worse. I have it maybe 20 times a month? Is there any chance I could have a heart attack that much?
I'm sorry about bothering you guys with this, I'm just not sure what to do. It really scares me.
Also, during this whole pain thing, I don't have any other symptoms of a heart attack. No sweating, no vomiting, no nothing. I just don't see how gas could cause pain in my arm, though?
Thank you guys for help.