Posted 5/8/2006 1:17 PM (GMT -7)
I have never been diagnosed with anything, as of yet. My question is based on experiences in the last couple of weeks and I have made an appointment, but am really scared at the moment and not sure if I am just freaking out or if I should be freaking out. lol
about 3 weeks ago, I was aawakened from sleep with a HORRIBLE pain in my chest. So bad, I was crying. It lasted about 10 minutes and suddenly stopped. I dismissed it as heartburn and finally went back to sleep.
Last night, I went to bed with a terrible headache and I was awakened again. This time the pain was so intense, it went through my chest, back and neck. I was crying and practically yelling in pain. It was the worst pain I have ever felt (and I have been in labor!! lol). All I could think was, I am going to die. I could not move, I couldnt breathe well, I was sweating badly and in such pain, I thought I just couldnt take it. It was a horrible burning pain, like my chest was filled with burning coals and I couldnt get them out. This lasted about 45 minutes. I couldnt get to my cell phone to call an ambulance, although I was in such a panic, I dont know that I could have dialed. I also had a headache and nausea and was covered in sweat. But, just like the last time, all of a sudden, like a light switch, it was gone. In a split second. Nothing left but the headache, sweat and panic feeling.
This morning, I felt ok. I still have a headache and feel a little "different" than normal. But no pain. I am 34 years old, a smoker and have gained about 45 pounds in the last 2 years. I am also not active at all. I sit at a computer at work all day and all night at home. My family has a history of heart attacks, and my cousin had one in her twenties.
I am still doubtful on the heart attack idea, because I dont see how I could have one and be ok today. I dont think that is possible, is it?
I called my doc but she didnt have time to see me today. She said if it was bothering me, to go to the ER, but I have no symptoms now, so I dont think that would help.
Any clues? I have read a ton of chest pain articles and none of them match my symptoms. I am really scared.