Struggling with Chest Pain, help!
by Heather Ferguson
I am a 36yr old female and have been struggling with intermittent chest pain for 3yrs. When it first started, I saw a cardiologist who assured me because of my age and no risk factors that I did not have a heart condition.
However, I keep having this feeling that something isn't right with my heart. I try to blow it off, but I can't help but wonder if something is wrong. My chest pain comes and goes, but it seems once it starts it is quite intense for several days or weeks before it goes away again.
It has been quite severe at times and seems to be most prominent when I lay down to go to sleep. At those moments in bed it feels like a knife is being stabbed into my heart and can last up to an hour. I also have strange arm pain in both my arms in which they feel heavy or asleep.
And usually when my arm or arms hurt my chest feels tight and I feel very lethargic. I've recently started experiencing a deep pain that seems to be a line running from my chest into my throat. I'm very healthy and have always had low blood pressure. 98/60. I'm not sure what to do since the cardiologist seemed so unconcerned. Any advice would be much appreciated.