I am new as of almost a decade since I posted on this website, or at least it feels like a decade!
Anyway I just need some support, I know no one is a health professional here, but just wanted to air out some concerns to people who might understand.
I am 26 years old, and always been healthy. However, I have had an extraordinarily stressful childhood/and adolescence/ I was raised by two very unstable people and eventually escaped a year ago. (in short this abuse lasted 20 years. For some of it, they withheld food, but I was still sort of healthy.)
Since then, I have finally had a life with "normal" stress....just regular every day problems, nothing horrible. However, I went to the doctor after feeling very faint and sudden chills, tiredness and chest pain with a cough. The doctor said she heard a heart murmur. I've never had one, but she said my heartbeat was irregular. I went to another doctor who said the same, and also said my heart seems to slow down then start up suddenly again. Both said to see a cardiologist, but also said it might be innocent.
What confuses me is my symptoms, I get tired after almost no exercise, breathless, my heart races.
Sometimes even when I'm resting, my heart sort of aches when I breath, so I try to breathe less. Which then makes me tired.
Chest pain happens when I am doing strenuous things, so I stopped.
My whole life I've been pretty good at managing stress in pretty extraordinary situations, so I am wondering if anyone has ever been through this?
ever gotten a murmur with these symptoms after not even having one before?
ugh my insurance was just terminated too....not helpful.
I try to remain calm with this stuff, because I'm a woman, and often I dont want doctors to think I'm just some anxious hypochondriac hysterical woman...but I am confused why my heart hurts when I breathe, or why I randomly developed a murmur.
Anyway I'll stop rambling.
I've always been healthy, hoping its nothing.
Post Edited (Beany8) : 3/31/2017 2:11:19 PM (GMT-6)