I have been having chest pain since 2006. I started having rapid heartbeats that got to 180 and went to ER. They kept me in ER for several hours trying to get it down. I was kept in hospital and I was given stressed test (I passed). I wore heart monitor while in hospital (I was told it was fine, just PVP's. I had heart nuclear test (negative). Echo was negative. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and put on Atenelol , diagnosed with high cholesterol and put on 10 mg of Liptor and sent home. Chest pain did not let up and I went back to ER. Readmitted still could not find anything wrong. I was then told it was all in my head and was put on anxiety meds. Anxiety meds did not help the symptoms of constant chest pain and rapid heart heat. Started having severe leg pains, went back to Dr who then sent me to ER for D-Dimer test. I was told the test was highly elevated. They did a blood test and found the my potassium level was 2.6. I was given two potassium pills. They gave me a CT scan to check for blood clot and doplar which was both negative. Sent home told still anxiety. I knew in my heart that the reason I was anxious was because no one was taking me serious. I told myself I would just have to live with it, but it got to where I could not even walk to the bathroom without getting shortness of breath. Finally in 2008, my Dr. ordered a CT scan of my chest, I was found to have a small amount of water around my heart but was told it was not enough to cause me any problems. My ankles, legs and hands would swell, I was given Lasix with potassium pills to take. My condition got so bad that I had to move back home with my dad in 2009. I was having pain all over my body which pain meds did not help. I went to a Internist in a small town when I moved back home. He listened to my symptoms and ask if my CPK levels had ever been checked (they hadn't). The results came back 10 times the level they should have been. He took me off Lipitor and told me to take 2 baby aspirin everyday. Chest pain was still constant. Went to another Cardiologist who ran EKG (said it was abnormal) and did a nuclear stress test (negative). I was sent for a heart cath which came back negative. Here it is 2010 and I am still have constant chest pains, shortness of breath, leg, hand and ankle swelling. The pain sometimes feels like my heart is being shocked. My cousin came across an article about Micro cardiovascular disease in women and she felt I had a lot of the symptoms. I started looking online and my symptoms are some of the same. I have had some stress in my life, my pet of 13 years died, my Mom died and I am in a bad marriage, I also went to a psychiatrist who told me that anxiety would not caused me to have all this chest pain and health problems and told me to shout from the mountain top that I knew my body and that he felt something was wrong that had not been properly diagnosed. I feel as if I will have to die first and will only be diagnosed by an autopsy, Could you please give me some insight on what maybe going wrong? Some things i forgot was I was admitted again in 2009 to hospital with a potassium level of 2.9. I was given potassium IV was was sent home when level went back to normal. As I type this I am short of breath, have chest pains and my right ankle and hands are swelled. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
P.S. I have taken Lasix for 3 days and I have not noticed that I going to the bathroom to urinate anymore than when I hadn't taken it.
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