Recent heart pain

By runthe Latest Reply 2012-03-10 11:51:45 -0600
Started 2012-01-29 11:45:57 -0600

Just want everyone to know that I just got back from the hospital a few days ago. I mention to everyone earlier about having some chest pain. I had a heart cath done. and as usual they didn't find anything wrong. I am starting to believe that this is all in my head. I know that these pains are real. Have anyone else been having similar problem with chest pains. I wont be quick to complain about them to my Dr again. Hope that everyone have a nice day.

18 replies

runthe 2012-02-01 22:30:23 -0600 Report

Hi all I went to the dr and she still don't know what is wrong with me. I lost 9 lbs in a week and not feeling the best. She thinks that it might be one of my medicines for RA and told me to stop taking it for about 2 weeks and then they will see.

Young1s 2012-02-02 00:26:47 -0600 Report

Well, not the answer you wanted, but at least she's listening to you now. Do you know what she is possibly expecting to discover after the break? Did she run any additional tests?

Dixiemom 2012-02-01 20:31:35 -0600 Report

It could be related to acid reflux or a hiatel hernia. I have chest pain periodically. Most times it is relieved by drinking water, and if that doesn't work I drink some 1/2 and 1/2. Most times I can attribute it to something I ate—ice cream, a piece of chocolate, a carbohydrate food, but when it comes in the middle of the night I feel it's positional. I sometimes find myself all scrunchede up and that means the organs are pushing upward. Also xitting slumped over the computer doesn't nhelp it either. I now carry papya tablets which have helped.

nanaellen 2012-01-31 12:38:17 -0600 Report

I've had 2 cardiac caths done because of chest pains so bad they would literally make me catch my breath! The tests all came back good no blocked arteries or anything. The second one showed that I have what they call "spastic arteries" don't give up it's probably NOT in your head!

jayabee52 2012-01-31 02:12:23 -0600 Report

I had chest pain in the middle of my chest in mid July 2007. Thinking it might be a heart attack I had my landlady take me to the ER. The ER ruled out a heart attack, but didn't feel good about turning me loose, so was admitted to the chest pain unit for 3 days while they continued tests.

They never did definitively say what the pain was from, but Ian indwelling foley catheter was inserted into my bladder, and the pain reduced tremendously after that. The only thing that I could guess is that my prostate swelled up enough to shut my ureter down and my chest pain was referred pain from my bladder being too over full.

One benefit of those tests done, I had been on dialysis just prior to that, and I was told that I no longer needed dialysis.

ShellyLargent 2012-01-30 17:19:20 -0600 Report

If you're having chest pains, and can't easily explain why, then do go see your doctor. You never know… 4 yrs. ago I thought I just had bad heart burn and indigestion. It went on for three days. I finally couldn't take the pain any longer and decided to go see a doctor for some stronger ant-acids. Long story short… I was having a heart attack and ended up spending Christmas that year recovering from a stint installment. I was only 32. Last July I started having the same chest pains along with dizziness, upset stomach and then started to black out. I wasted no time in getting the the hospital, only to find out that I was extremely dehydrated and had a panic attack thinking I was having another heart attack. I was embarrassed, but at least I knew I was OK. Your pain is coming from SOMEWHERE if not a heart attack and it needs to be taken care of.

ShellyLargent 2012-01-30 17:24:01 -0600 Report

Also, would it be possible to wear a 24-hr. heart monitor from your doctor? Our daughter had one for a couple of days because she was complaining that her heart hurt. It's basically a mini EKG machine that you're hooked up to for 24 hours or so and when you feel any discomfort or pain or missed-beat, you press a button and the machine records what your heart was doing at that moment.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-29 19:37:50 -0600 Report

Have they ruled out digestive problems? I was having chest pain and thought the same thing, but it was digestive problems. That was along time ago.

Caroltoo 2012-01-29 19:39:45 -0600 Report

Me, too; was a gallbladder issue which has been treated non-surgically.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-30 12:56:20 -0600 Report

Besides having the heart attack symptoms, later I ended up having what I called, a large superball that I could feel traveling from upper chest through my stomach and it was painful. I was told it was because my digestive system was not working right and when that happens I get the chest pain, etc. Ultimately, I have ended up with gastroparesis, which is the stomach nerves are not working to signal for food to move down and out. So, it can be anything and you need to find the cause. Most likely, you'll need an endoscopy done. It isn't painful and doesn't take long. That is done by a gastroenterologist on outpatient basis.

Young1s 2012-01-29 15:31:10 -0600 Report

Hello Rhonda. I'm sorry that you are experiencing these pains. Even though the doctor hasn't found a cause yet, doesn't mean that it's not real or all in your head. It's a good thing to listen to your inner voice, that could mean the difference between dealing with a minor problem or major one. There's no such thing as complaining when it comes to your health. Good luck tomorrow and let us know how it goes.

pixsidust 2012-01-29 13:24:59 -0600 Report

I worked in cardiology for 7 years. As granniesophie mentioned a hiatial hernia actually mimics a heart attack at times. You feel real chest pain with it. Thats your next step in your healing journey! Upper and lower GI's for you!

runthe 2012-01-29 13:57:46 -0600 Report

I go to the Dr tomorrow and I am going to see what she has to say to me about this. Will let you know whats going on.

pixsidust 2012-01-29 15:37:46 -0600 Report

You are in my prayers. Be bold and ask questions. Bring a list. They can not rule out a hiatal hernia without an upper GI. So if they say they do not think thats it…ask how would you know without an upper GI? Thats an easy test if you never have had one. You drink stuff and they scan you. Good Luck!

MEGriff1950 2012-01-29 15:20:11 -0600 Report

runthe, this is just my opinion but if your dr does not take your pain seriously I think that you should find a dr that will. Gerd, hernias and other problems do mimic heart attacks, this can seriously affect your diabetes and your health if left untreated.
Good luck and God bless

granniesophie 2012-01-29 12:10:14 -0600 Report

Have you seen a gastro-enteroligist? Maybe the pains are your stomach or esophogus. I get chest pains, and it's due to GERD and a hiatial hernia, not heart stuff, but it sure hurts sometimes, so I don't think they are in your head either. If you feel there is something wrong, then there is! You are in there, who better to know but you :)

runthe 2012-01-29 13:56:50 -0600 Report

Hi granniesophie, I due have a hiatial hernia and GERD and I haven't thought of my having chest pains beening associated with this. I go to the DR tomorrow and is going to see what they got to say..

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