Heart Attack at 35

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   Posted 12/1/2007 1:50 AM (GMT -6)   
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving I went to the dentist and had some minor work done.  Later that evening I started having some pain in my jaws, I assumed it was because I had been at the dentist for a lengthy appoitment and my jaw was protesting.  I took some advil and  went about the week. It continued through Thanksgiving and most of Friday.  Finally on Sunday it was so bad I was going to call the dentist for an emergency appoitment.  Before I got the chance the pain started in my back and then my chest.  I went to urgent care and while they treated me for heart symptoms  I assured them that it was something skelatol.  Well I was so wrong, I was having a heart attack and had no idea these were the symptoms for heart attacks in women.  I am only 35 and was adopted so I don't have any medical history.  My doctors figured it was hereditary as I have a few bad habbits but not so many that I would have such a problem at 35.  I had a stent put in and am now on several medications.  I was very lucky because I have very little damage to my heart.  I just wanted to pass this story along because I had no idea these symptoms were due to problems with my heart.  If anyone has severe jaw pain and or back and shoulder pain they should get it checked out. I wanted to post this because I was shocked and if this helps just one person it did it's job.  Thanks.  

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   Posted 12/2/2007 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for sharing your story with us here miwoman1.....

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   Posted 12/20/2007 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
It is awesome that you shared your story...as there are many symptoms of heart attack... many of the symptoms people, especially women, and young women, like you, will ignore. It is good that you came here to tell people the signs are real, and IT DOES HAPPEN TO PEOPLE SO YOUNG.

I am glad you are OK. I am sorry you had to go through it, but the outcome could have been so much worse, had you ignored the warning signs...

Wishing you the best!
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   Posted 12/22/2007 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
wow I'm sorry to hear that you at such an early age has had a heart attack. I'm glad that you made it through. There are so many different signs and we sometimes don't think about it. I'm 47 and just found out through a MRI that I've had a mini stroke and have no clue as to when it happened.

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