Thank god I came across this forum!
I have been going back & forth to hospitals & my GP for over 3 years.
Ive been suffering from severe chest pain, been rushed to hospital 3 times with it!
But after all the heart tests, including an angiogram, they found only a minor irregular heart beat but nothing to worry about.
In December I went in for more tests, endoscopy & erm the other one with the camera down your throat cant remember what its called.
They found I have IBS. I thought okay, so now what & does this cause the pain in my chest.
NO was the resounding answer from the consultant.
So, ive been browsing around for help with the IBS when I happened upon this forum.
Now I KNOW im not alone!!!
The chest pain I get is extreme, very severe, sometimes im doubled up in agony, in tears, scaring myself & my poor husband half to death.
I have the pain constantly now, it used to be sporadic, but sadly now it wont go away no matter what I do.
It is in my chest just under my left breast, in my back, left side, feels like ive been hit real hard with the rounded end of a broom handle or something. Stabbing pain in the front, like something sharp is in there trying to get out(when its real bad), also it kinda encircles my ribs on the left side & runs down my left arm (you can see why I thought it was my heart huh?) I also get the mad pains in my throat which on severe occassions run down my back too & its agony.
The hospital consultant said to me, in a nice kind of way (if you know what i mean) that it could all be in my HEAD! that im some kind of hypochondriac who is having psycho somatic illnesses.
Ive been in & out of hospitals most of my life, im an amputee, lost my leg at 11 with cancer, which ive handled very well, have even councelled other people! I now have arthritis in my spine too, but because i havent had much luck where my health goes doesnt mean im imagining it.
Now I know im not.