Hello guys! I am new to the board. I have been lurking for a few weeks, and decided today to join. I am not sure what bored I need to be posting on, but I decided to start here!
A little bit about me first. I am a 26 year old female. I am slightly overweight. I have been healthy all my life, other than the fact I was a smoker until 2 months ago...I FINALLY quit. Anyway, for the past 6 or 7 weeks, I haven't felt like myself. I have been struggling with some chest discomfort mainly on my left side, but also in the center of my chest, and sometimes to the right. I often feel it in my ribs, and even my shoulders too. It isn't a pain, so much as an annoyance. It is there pretty regularly. Nothing brings it on, I have noticed it comes on while I am laying around doing nothing. And physical activity doesn't seem to make it any worse. It generally stays the same.
Along with this, I have been dealing with panic attacks, so severe that I don't even want to leave my house, and I actually lost my job a month ago, due to my inability to leave the house. When I get too far away, I feel scared, and I will instantly go into a full blown panic attack. For the record, I had my first panic attack 8 years ago. I never used meds for them, I just generally controlled them, and they were never too serious.
I do have some issues with my bowel movements. Sometimes I notice that after I have a BM my chest is relieved some. Not all the way, and not all the time. It is just something I noticed recently.
Sadly, I do not have insurance. I am calling around to doctors to see who will take me without having insurance, and I will just pay out of pocket. I am trying to get that situation ASAP. In the meantime, I wanted to know if anyone has an opinion on what could be going on here. Does it sound like my heart? What does it sound like? I understand you all can only give opinions, I am NOT asking to be diagnosed over the computer.
Thank you all in advance to anyone who answers. I appriciate it greatly!!!