My husband has talked me into agreeing to see a doctor. He thinks something happened with my heart today. I'm not sure... I'm scared the doctor is going to think I'm just attention seeking or something. I don't really know what I think - I just feel foolish.
What happened was: I was at work and started feeling overwhelmingly tired and anxious at the same time. It felt like my arms and hands were shaking, but they actually weren't. (I know that sounds goofy.) I felt like my heart was racing, but my chest didn't actually hurt or anything. My face went hot & flushed, I was sweating and a little dizzy/nauseous. Really, I could have probably worked through the rest, but I was just SO tired suddenly. Anyway, I just went to the break room and took a nap on the couch for a little while. (set my phone alarm) After I got up, the shaky/dizzy/nauseous feeling had gone away. I went back to the computer and got back to work. Tonight, I just feel a little groggy/slow and my chest does hurt a little but it isn't intense - kind of feels bruised.
The only reason I told him about it was a.) I had to work late since I had taken the nap. b.) he noticed me mixing up a few words, which is out of character for me since I'm a writer.
He's convinced I may have had a heart attack and wanted me to go to the ER. I don't think I could have just went back to work after a heart attack. I mean, I was freaked out for a few minutes and actually thought about going to the doctor, but I'm pretty much okay now.
Anyway, we compromised and I've agreed to see a doctor next week. I'm really scared to go, though. I just think maybe I'm a bit tired/stressed and got overwhelmed.
Do you guys think that a doctor will be aggravated? How do I broach the topic? I'd feel like a real idiot going in and saying, "So, maybe I had a heart attack..." (If it isn't obvious enough, I'm a little intimidated by seeing doctors. haha)
My cholesterol isn't bad and I'm only 30, but I am an obese smoker. (I know, I need to get away from putting bad things in my mouth. lol)