I'm 29, fairly paranoid and suffering from a problem that keeps me up at nights...
some nights I get symptoms such as light headedness, chest pain (does not radiate); arm pain (sometimes jaw pain); shortness of breath and nausea (no sweating though). usually, these symptoms are accompanied by abdominal pain, gas and belching. They generally go away after I've popped an antacid. However, I'm seriously worried; especially, coz I have a history of heart disease in my family (my father, grandfather, his brothers). The problem is concerning enough for me to get 2 ECGs done in 6 months. My result - sinus tachycardia and nothing else. My doc told me it is generally a common health issue with people who are stressed out and nothing to worry about
. I also had a blood test done; and though my bad cholesterol is slightly higher; my total is pretty decent.
I do not have high blood pressure and I don't smoke. However, I am severely stressed out and have been for quite some time now... Many people have told me that I have an anxiety disorder (including my doc)... In the past, I have been a bit 'anxious' about
my health. I was convinced I had a brain tumor; only to have an MRI report confirm my headaches as severe migraine.
On the other hand, I also have something similar to IBS - started post pregnancy (about
2 years ago). So, stomach ailments are a major part of my life. I'm so confused with all this; what is going on with me??? IT's driving me nuts... Can anyone please help me?
P.S. - I also have chest muscle pain.
Post Edited (tbhyp) : 9/1/2013 5:50:20 PM (GMT-6)