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chief fairy
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Date Joined Nov 2013
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   Posted 11/28/2013 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! So happy to have stumbled onto this site. turn
I've been having menopause symptoms for almost a year (sweats, dizzyness etc.)which have been quite unpleasant but bearable, but recently having shortness of breath and chest pains and also feeling like I've got a lump in the side of my throat. Been really anxious about it (imagining all sorts of worst possible scenarios) and saw the doc this morning who thinks it's acid reflux but sent me to the hospital for an ECG just to rule out any heart problems. Well I was more or less OK with that (thinking maybe he's right and it's nothing really wrong) but the girl who did the ECG looked at the printout and said 'excuse me for a few minutes as I just want to speak to a colleague'. When she came back all she would say was that my results would be faxed to my doc in 7-10 days so now I'm bricking it wondering what she spotted that she had to mention. So more anxious than ever now! But finding this site and seeing others have had more or less the same symptoms has helped so maybe I'll get a bit of sleep tonight after all.
Thanks to anyone who's read this.
Regards, Susan

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Date Joined Aug 2013
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   Posted 11/28/2013 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
chief fairy, At this point in time, you need to wait for the doctor to eliminate any cardiac problems. If the EKG showed any major problem, they would have acted immediately. Relax and don't stress out about the nurse's reaction. The symptoms you are exhibiting can be caused by many things, so your doctor will need to run a few tests to find the cause. It will take some time. Please be patient and trust your doctor.


chief fairy
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   Posted 11/29/2013 3:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Gunner - I know I'm being irrational but I've had all sorts of odd things going on with me this year - I think I've paid more visits to the doctor this past year than I have in the previous 30 years and I have to confess I'm one of life's worriers anyway! That said I'll definitely try and put it out of my mind. Thanks again.
Susan (the chief fairy)!
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