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Having sharp, sudden heart pain and Metallic taste.

This started about 9 years ago when I was 12 years old. I saw my doctor, and I said, I have these chest pains... and before I could finish she said, It s gas. Anything else? They come out of nowhere, whether I m sleeping, or driving, or at work. It s extremely sharp and stabbing, and I get this chemical or metallic taste in my mouth. It lasts anywhere from 1 second to 10-15 seconds. When it happens, my heart rate is really irregular, stopping for a 3-5 seconds completely, then beating quickly, seemingly to make up for the lost beats. The irregular heart rate continues for several minutes after the pain dissipates. Sometimes it is so sudden or sharp that I cry out and instantly burst into tears, which is rather embarrassing since I m 21 years old, and the pain usually goes away very quickly, leaving me feeling like a fool. The metallic taste baffles me... Heart disease does run in my family. My great grandfather died at 35 years of age, and my father and grandfather diagnosed.. Haven t seen a cardiologist because my doctor always said I was too young to have heart problems so it was just gas. She refused to talk to me about it. Now that I m 21, I don t have any health insurance and we don t qualify for state medical insurance because even though we make $800 a month in a 4 person household, we own our house and 2 cars.
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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Sounds like palpatations (spelling??)...I get them aswell, and my symptoms are just as yours...I can be walking and then all the sudden I get a horrible stabbing pain, and my heart beats VERY hard and irregular, lasts a little while and then gone!! They are very painful...You need to tell your doctor this is what you think it is it is said like this Pal--Pah--ta--tions...that is how it sounds My doctor actualy gave me a heart monitor I had to wear for a while so he could get a recording of the action. They wont diagnose it till they see it...This is really what I think you are suffering from...Ive been diagnosed with it, and your prob sounds just like mine!
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