Posted 8/17/2006 1:51 PM (GMT -7)
I have been havivg this strange sensation across the top of my chest area between and on to both shoulders. It is not pain exactly and not exactly pressure. I really don't know how to explain it except to say that when it happens I feel it must stop. It usually happens when I fall asleep, but lately it has been happening even when I am fully awake. It leaves me weak and shakey for about an hour or so.
Background: I was diagnosed with hypERthyroidism when I was 4 (40 now) and have had problems with it off and on. A few years ago I had a bad bought with it, but then managed to get my levels right using nutrition. Then I became pregnant with our 7th child and starting have probs again when she was about 4 months old. She is now 13 months. I have been working on the nutrition thing again, but it has been hard as she nurses and that has taken a lot out of me.
Otherwise I am 90 lbs dripping wet, eat pretty good, do not smoke, no real stress at the moment (except for these symptoms), don't drink or use drugs of any kind, and I exercise off and on. I was diagnosed with Mitor Valve Prolaspe, when the bad episode of hypert started, based on symptoms. Later saw a cardio and he told me he couldn't see a thing with my heart, and my stress test came out good too.
For the record my Dad died almost a year ago (2 days before Hurricane Katrina hit us) with a heart attack. He did have heart disease, but he smoked 2 1/2 packs of cigs per day for decades, had a horrible diet, and drank heavily before he changed his life for the Lord. Both of his brothers have had heart attacks, but they shared the same lifestyle. Non of which I do. The docs put me at low risk, but the hypert, I know, can cause heart disease.
So, my question: Based on the symptoms in the first paragraph would you thing that this is heart related or otherwise? I don't have health insurance and can't afford thousands of dollars in test, so I must prod and poke about looking for the answer myself. Thanks for any replys!!