Hey all, I'm new and I guess I'll share why I'm here.
4 months ago I returned home from a long day of interning at the hospital's local cardiac rehabilitation center. I remember I was really tired that day and when straight to bed for a nap. But after a while my dog starting howling for some reason waking me up. I starting screaming at it from upstairs and went to my computer.
After awhile sitting I started to notice my left arm was numb and my chest had discomfort. (This has happened before in college months earlier when I drank a energy drink) but then I had back pain between my shoulder blades and that really freaked me out since that was one of the last words my late father said to his friend before he had a heart attack.
Hours past and I went to the ER in the middle of the night since these were all heart attack symptoms and got blood tests, an EKG and an X-ray.... all came back fine. Next week I went to a PCP and she found nothing even though I was still feeling symptoms, then a cardiologist which ran a stress test and an echo..... which were all fine. I'm now talking to a therapist.
The symptoms I've had the past 4 months which come and go are: chest discomfort; random chest pinches; left arm numb; sleep paralysis; back pain; pain back of head; palpitations; left leg discomfort; fatigue; left shoulder discomfort; tickling feeling in esophagus(I think); depression; eye twitching; numbness on the left side of my entire back; stabbing head pains; and lightneadedness. The lightheadedness comes randomly as well but when it happened and got my BP checked it was low which is strange since I had healthy BP when every-time I checked when I wasn't feeling dizzy.
These never happen all at once (thank goodness)
I don't know if these are from anxiety from my father's death last summer and being with cardiac patients or I really DO have something and anxious about it. I've always been a worrier without symptoms but this worry's me so much sometimes I'm afraid I'll have an event or just drop dead, I've never been so afraid.
Nurses and people I've talked to think it might be anxiety, lymes disease, hyperventilation, and others. It feels better when I talk about it and I was symptom free for like 2 weeks where I was even exercising without any pain or anything, these symptoms are so contradictory it's driving me insane as well!
Sorry for the length haha. I hope everyone has a successful journey here.