Will the e.r. help me? I can not afford to see a heart specialist, I don't have insurance.

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   Posted 5/27/2015 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I have severe depression and about a year ago I had an overdose of trazadone (20 pills) with alcohol. I seized and went into hypothermia and couldnt breath utill my body threw up the pills. A few months after that I was fainting nearly 20 times a day and having heart palpitations so I went to the e.r. but didn't tell them about my o.d. and so they did an mri and ekg.They said my heart was abnormal for my age and to see a heart specialist but I don't have insurance so I couldn't afford to. Eventually my heart palpitations and fainting stopped. about a month ago I had a fight with my boyfriend and I felt like somebody was squeezing my heart and the pain turned needle-like and spread down my arm. My boyfriend helped calm me down and my heart and arm stopped hurting. Ever since then, when I'm stressed my heart feels like its being squeezed and if I don't calm myself down, it gets worse.Two days ago I found a superficial blood clot just under my skin by my knee. My vein is bulging out and dark.Yesterday I was watching my boyfriend play a game and I felt like the world dropped around me. I couldn't see or think. When I came back a few seconds later, the left side of my face felt like it was being pulled down by gravity. Like it was falling off and it was numb and prickly. The pulling feeling on my face stopped after a minute and the numbness slowly went away after that. Im worried i had a mini-stroke.. I am not obese, I smoke cigarettes, and the only medicine I'm on is birth control pills.

I emailed local heart specialists with my story and for a referal or any information but I haven't gotten a responce in a week.. Would the e.r. even help me? Or am I just waiting to die?

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   Posted 5/27/2015 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a 20 year old female.

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   Posted 5/27/2015 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
i think this best thing to do is write everything down. go see your gp. doc should listen to your ticker and check ya blood pressure. could be some anxiety as well, as they feel like yas having a heart attack or issues but we are not. slow deep breaths. get a referal to a cardiologist, your doc may recommend someone who may be able to help, finance wise. you may be eligible for assistance through the cardiology dept at your hospital. doctor is the first port of call. healing thoughts.

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