Hello. I am new to this board but am sure thankful that it exists. I will try to make an exceedinly long story short...
about three years ago, (when I was 30), I began experiencing "chest pain/pressure" along with severe shortness of breath. Sometimes the pain would radiate to the upper back and neck. My family doctor referred me to a cardiologist who ran all of the tests known to man and found everything to be "negative". The weird thing was that nitroglycerin worked!! So, I was sent home with a script for nitro patches. Later, I was referred to another specialist because everytime I took my prozac, I would get SEVERE heartburn and a burning coming up the back of the throat. Tests showed that I had/have acid reflux disease and a small hiatal hernia. Nothing to get too excited about.
It is now three years later, and things have started to flare up again. The chest pain is getting more intense and frequent. I have numbness in my feet and up to the knee on my right hand side. (This comes and goes). Sometimes the pain goes into the underside of the left arm and occasionally on the right. Once again, nitroglycerin works. I had an ECG done today because I looking to get a referal to the cardiologist again. However, the ECG was "fine". My family doctor would rather I see an internist.
I am thirty-three years old, 1/2 a pack a day smoker/occasional drinker. My blood pressure runs on the extremely low side but my cholestrol is quite high. The last few days my BP has been around 60/40. I am exceedingly dizzy and nearly ready to pass out at any given time.
I am convinced that there is a problem here. My dad (who is still alive at 64 after suffering 4 heart attacks and a quadruple by pass surgery) experienced his first heart attack at 36.
Thank you for reading this and please let me know if you have a similar scenario or any advice. Thank you.