HI everyone. I am so glad I found this site. I is a comfort to know I am not alone with my chest pain issue and the not knowing why. I am a 52 year old female who has recently been suffering chest discomfort. This is not my first time going through this. This time is a different from previous episodes though. So far all test are negative as they where before. I still need more test however I have no insurance and these tests are very expensive and they all want money up front. No insurance due to a pre-existing condition (fibromyalgia). I am very in tune with my body and my fibromyalgia pains after dealing with it most of my life. Of course prior to 2001 I had no idea what fibromyalgia was and thought I was nuts. Anyway I'm pretty sure this is not fibromyalgia. I think it could very possibly be a gastro issue (which the docs feel is the case). However I never had chronic chest pain like this with previous gastro issues. I know the stress of not yet knowing for sure doesn't help. Also I have such a tremendous fear of having a heart attack. It's actually kinda wierd to feel this way especially when I have so many days that I feel I enjoy life and family/friends even though most of time is in pain. I have made changes in my lifestyle since being in the ER this past Friday. Even though it's only been a few days it has helped a little so I'm clinging to that as a positive sign. I thank you for taking time to read my post and hope we can help each other get through the challenge that the fear of not having conclusive answers presents. Not sure about
the rest of you but for me (as stated earlier) heart attack is my number 1 fear.
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