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Why am I continueing to have chest pain and discomfort, and is it normal.

By Anonymous May 27, 2015 - 10:53am
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In early 2014 I had a heart attack, heart cath. and a stint was placed in my heart. Nine days later I had a second heart attack and a second stint was placed. There was a third heart cath. performed a month later as I was in the ER again believing I was having a third heart attack, the stints wear in place and everything looked good. Since then I am having pain almost on a daily basis, my Doctor is baffled he is unable to relieve my symptoms with medications, I just had a stress test, 3 minutes in I was experiencing left arm pain, shortness of breath, and chest pain into my back, yet my EKG showed nothing? Is this normal? Could this be something other than the heart? Could this all be in my head?

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So I went to see the Doctor yesterday, blood pressure was 169/90 never been high before??? I feel like crap, and have for a week left shoulder and arm hurt all the time sometimes into my chest, the nitro does relieve it, but the head aches????? Any way going to double blood pressure medication, and I am scheduled for yet another heart cath. on Monday. Its like a rollercoaster ride that you just can't get off........ It is very frustrating... I am hoping for the best and answers, I trust my Doctor and I understand women heart disease is difficult to manage, I think some diagnostic procedures that are proven to work for men, are at least questionable for women. I have researched CAD and I understand as much as a non medical person can ( I think) I am going to start researching Micro vascular heart disease, no one has diagnosed me with this, but it has been mentioned several times, and it may be worth looking into......

June 3, 2015 - 6:25am
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