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Am I crazy to think I might be having a heart attack ?

Am I crazy to think I might be having a heart attack? Before you start saying go to the doctor , I already have. I got an EKG , and they checked everything, and had no answers. So, 6 days ago I started to experience slight chest pain and aching in my left arm. My first thought was heart attack but I m only 32! I m also thin with good blood pressure . I do however have kind of high cholesterol and my father had a heart attack when he was 50. Anyway, this pain has kind of come and gone and moved around over the last 6 days. Now my lungs kind of hurt, like there is fluid in them and I occasionally have the urge to cough. I ve been feeling flushed sometimes, but not too often. I went to the doctor on day 2 and they performed an EKG and other basic tests on me and sent me home with a prescription for Prilosec. That doesn t seem to be helping though. I don t experience any pain at night. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong with me? I m really frustrated and scared that something really is wrong with my heart! The pain is never bad, just enough to freak me out! It s usually on the far left around my armpit or under my left breast. Sometimes I ll go hours without feeling it but if I think about it it comes back. Sometimes it just comes back on it s own. My back also hurts sometimes.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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I've had the same symptoms, with the same diagnosis. I was also told to take Prilosec. I was also told the Prilosec would take 2 to 3 weeks to take full effect, and it eventually worked. I was still a bit uncomfortable, but after about 2 and a half weeks I did feel better. It is frustrating to feel those symptoms and all the tests come back okay. You try to feel good that there's nothing wrong with your heart, but you still wonder what's wrong. Take the Prilosec, but remember to call 911 or your doctor if the pain gets worse or changes in any way (different spot, more intense, or any changes at all). Being that you have a history of early heart disease in your family, you don't want to take any chances! Good luck!
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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