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Agirl
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   Posted 10/4/2006 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I am new here. I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I am very worried ...
I am a 21 years old female, healthy and fit. Yesterday morning something happened and I am very worried about it. I woke up around 5AM, first I didn't know what woke me up, then I realized I am shaking and sweating. I also felt how my heart was beating really fast and really hard, and I would like to accentuate HARD, I never felt my heart beating so hard, I felt how it's pounding against my breast bone. I went to the kitchen to get a glass of water and on my way back to the room I started to feel pain in the center of my chest and when I got to the room the pain was really bad and sharp and it hurt more with every movement that I made. I layed down, I thought I was having a heart attack, but it hurt to move so I didn't call any help, I just layed in the bed still. The intensity of the pain lasted for about 2-3 more minutes then it started to smoothen and after 5 minutes all I felt was a discomfort in my chest. But the fast and hard heart beat and the shaking and the sweating lasted about 20 minutes, maybe more. I don't know what that was, the thing is that I had to take some tests like 2 moths ago, and they also made an EKG, and there was no problem with my heart. I am very concerned ever since yesterday, all I can think of is that i have some kind of a heart problem.
Any ideas about what could have caused that?

els
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   Posted 10/5/2006 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, welcome to healing well forum, we are happy to have you.  There are many things that could of caused this feeling you had and not all of them heart related.  I would strongly suggest that you consult your medical physician regarding it.  Never let any kind of chest pain go without having it checked out.  Please do let us know how it goes...Take care

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DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 10/6/2006 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  i agree with els,keep on top of it, you may be young but so is els and a few more that post here.  i was wondering if there was any chance you were having a bad dream? your body reacts to nightmares just as if it was happening. it could have been a bubble of gas, it could have been more serious, please do not just let it go, you should ask for some kind of mri to check things out better.  hope you are doing better. keep posting.  bye for now

Agirl
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   Posted 10/7/2006 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi. Thank you both for your reply.
Since then I made some research and I talked to some people and I am pretty sure that I had a heart attack. And I had palpitations since then, I don't think it's paranoia.
And I am so panicked whenever I think about what happened, I think that if they will monitor my heart with a holter, they will missdiagnose me, because I will be so panicked and my heart will beat faster and maybe irregular. And maybe they will prescribe the wrong medication that will damage my heart even more. sad
I don't know what to do, maybe I will have another episode like this and then I bet I will get scared enough to provoke myself a heart attack, if I didn't have one the last time.

Hopes
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   Posted 10/7/2006 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   

WOW- to be female and only 21 and to have already have had a heart attack in extremely rare! You must have a very bad family history of heart disease. So at what age did your dad and/or mom start having heart disease? Uncles/Aunts? What about siblings? Does it run on your dad's side or your mom's. I hope not both because that really puts you at increased risk!

Sometimes it is hard to get your doctor to take you seriously when you are so young? Have you had that problem? You've got to stay on them! Remind them how bad your family history is and that you have already had one heart attack and that you don't want another. What meds are you on?

I have read that women who are young and already had a heart attack are much sicker and in greater danger than when it comes later in life. They require close follow-up care by their cardiologist. I hope you have a good prognosis and that things work out for you. Did you go to cardiac rehab after your heart attack being so young? DId it help?

You must be really scared that it will happen again. Do you have a good relationship with your cardiologist and trust him. Please keep in touch. YOu can get alot of support here! I am really sorry that you have to go through this so young? How are your children and husband coping? Remember it is scary for them too. Kids always know when mommy is sick even when you try to hide it from them. Good Luck!


Agirl
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   Posted 10/7/2006 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Uhm ... so you agree that I had a heart attack?
I don't know anyone in my family who had heart problems.
I don't have husband and kids.
I am really panicked about what is happening, and yea, I am very scared that I will have another heart attack.
I don't take any medications.
I am afreaid to go to the doctor, I mean I am having pretty bad palpitations right now just from reading your post, can you imagine how my heart would be at the doctor's?
I am sure it is really bad, at least if it would have happened after a hard workout or something, but it woke me up. I mean nothing solicitated my heart, it just went crazy all of a sudden. And the fact that the pain lasted 3 minutes with the same intensity is very concerning too, because I read that most people only feel it for a second, like someone stabbed them in the heart, but I felt it for like 3 minutes, like someone was continuoulsy stabbing me for 3 minutes!
I don't know what to do

Hopes
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   Posted 10/7/2006 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   

???What's going on???   You're the one who said that you had a heart attack. How would I know? I am simple responding to your post.

Heart attack pain is not normally described  as stabbing pain. Maybe you need to go see a doctor and find out what is really going on. What makes you think that when you have a heart attack, you only feel the pain for a second?  I am a bit confused.

Heart attack pain is usually described as pressure, discomfort or squeezing in the middle of your chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back. It may spread to the shoulders, neck, arms, or jaw. The pain might be accompanied by lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath. Women might even have stomach or belly pain. I think you should go see a doctor so you can get definate answers.


Agirl
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   Posted 10/7/2006 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry, you are right.
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