Thank you hope. I am up at 3 am and hurt from my chest into my stomach. I haven't had problems with swelling in my feet and hands for quite some time now for I was alway on the cold side and even yesterday being in the 80's here, I was content with a long sleeve tee shirt. But now I have some swelling in my feet and hands, not a great deal but I had this before when I had discomfort in my chest. I had taken an herbal formula before for it and it helped, but now with my stomach feeling so bad and sick I should take it. It had some pretty interesting things in it. Stuff from my fridge. Like horseradish, garlic, applecider vinegar, ginger, white onion, cayenne pepper. But cayenne helps the heart. But can't chance it with my stomach. My legs were swollen back in the summer, and I also had this pain in my chest and arm, but stomach was ok. So the next morning the swelling was gone and I didn't have as much pain in my chest. I also have a hawthorneberry syrup that I used to take under my tongue like nitro. I used some yesterday and it helpe take away the hard pain in my chest. I told my husband and he is thinking too it's heart related now.
I will be very frank with the gastro on Monday, he is very nice and listens. He is the one who ordered an ultrasound of my thyroid when no one else would do it. He felt my throat symptoms were not due to acid reflux. yeah, I have problems with my throat not knowing to swollow saliva sometimes. I do have a cyst on my thyroid and lung. And the rheumy said about me having an abnormal chest x-ray. I was able to have one of those done yesterday afte I insisted getting one.
OH, I have been told this pain from the left side of my chest into my back is muscle related. And the achey pain in my bicept is from that. Muscles can do that they said.
So hope, I will have to wait till Monday after seeing the gastro doc. Then I am ancipating waiting to have a colonoscopy and endoscope for about a month or two, that's if he orders them. Then if it doesn't show anything, the family doctor may talk to the heart specialist about doing a cath. ( his exact words were, try to talk him into doing it.) After him saying he really isn't sure it's not heart.
Why do women have to suffer so and fight so to try to get the care they need. They do certain tests and then if nothing shows up, it's all in our heads. Woman go to the doctor to try to feel better so we can get on with our lives. And I read an article in a doctors office that women are so in tune with their bodies, doctors need to listen to them and take them seriously, we know when there is something wrong. yeah it was in my family doctors waiting room. This article said we are so in tune with our bodies, we know when something is out of sync
I have been doing a little shopping on line just to do something fun. I know I shouldn't be doing it since I am not working and paying out all these doctors co pay and meds and then the tests co pay will come rolling in. Plus we have a deductible since the company started a new insurance April 1. But one of my hobbies was to stop at the junk stores, my word for stores who have all kinds of things to look at just for fun). But I can't even do that right now.
And in the spring I am at a greenhouses everday after work on the way home. ( i work 1/2 days) And we have so many mennonite greenhouses in my area and they have so many wonderful things to choose from. My hobby is my gardens and planting. My neighbor and good friend called and asked what is wrong. She saw that I haven't been out working in the beds and hasn't seen boxes of plants sitting out waiting to be planted. I can't do that do that right now. I have weeds higher then my waist. So the thing that helps me theraputically, I can't do. So I shopped on line a little. Not much. but need to do something. I read a little. But cooking and baking is also my hobby too. 'When I am sick though and bake, it never turns out very good. I need to make some woopie pies for my daughter in laws college graduation (gobs for those not in PA) and I am afraid to because of them not turning out right. My adult kids say, if your hearts not in it, it doesn't taste good. Interesting analagy huh?
Well I should try to eat something to take a pain pill. and try to get back to sleep. PLus my husband is snoring and he needs to get up at 4:30 to go to work.
back to square #1- off meds for now-Not been diagnosed as of yet. Have a positive ANA. . Pain reliever. sublingual B-12 , Chronic sinus infections. Asthma.