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Chest Pain Misdiagnosis: Was It Frustrating?

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Rebecca describes how she feels knowing her first cardiologist did not realize she had heart disease and it took nearly two years before an accurate diagnosis was determined.

It was very frustrating for me because I was continually told that it was all in my head. It took about five years before somebody even listened to me and I think the scariest part up and to that point was the fact that it almost got to the point where my family didn’t believe me either, and I almost convinced myself that perhaps it was in my head. So, at one point I gave up.

Apparently it’s not my heart and there’s nothing I can do about it. So the frustration is definitely key but what’s most important is you can’t let that frustration stop you. Only you understand your body best and only you know that there’s something wrong. So if the first doctor says there’s nothing wrong, see another one. You have to. You have no choice.

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