Thank you so much for your responses. It is just so good to be able to talk about
these things and have some one know what I'm talking about
. I do have a cardiologist who is somewhat sympathetic (finally)--I have done the stress test, the ECHO, in 2005--the 64 CT scan. My cardio dr. has reassured me, as much as possible, that all of these things/feelings are not a heart attack.
Interesting, I am a therapist----and know a lot about anxiety---and a lot about heart/health anxiety in particular. My dad had his first heart attack when he was 38yo. and I grew up in a very anxious house. I do also have a therapist---but I'll tell you when these pains come or I feel dizzy and have palpatations and chest pain---much of what I "know" goes out the window!!!!!!! And even though I know I'm not having a heart attack--the pain and discomfort really affect my ability to concentrate on my work or just general life stuff.
I have resisted taking hardcore meds. I took Inderal for awhile but I could hardly move. I've been reading about Magnesium-- does anyone have some experience with that?
Anyway, thank you again---I'm not sure what else to say right now---it just feel good to read and know that I am not alone.