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I am 17. And i think i have heart failure

I think I have Heart failure, Should I go 2 the doctor?
I have chest pains on & off, or sometimes during nights the chest pains will occur and I can't go to sleep. During rough exercise like running and high impact aerobics the chest pains will worsen and as I am breathing heavily, I feel as if I'm breathing blood/tasting blood. I exercise for a hour 5 days a week and eat sensible, I don't know what wrong with me. I am so scared of going to the doctor b/c america's health care is bad. I'm 17 yrs old and I have a pre-paid child health plus insurance which doesn't really cover everything. So when I do turn 18, I will have to find new insurance, if the insurance company sees that I have a possibilty of heart failure or any kind of disease they will deny me. Any1 who watched Sicko would understand, I have a life ahead of me but I can't be dealing with hostipal/doctor bills when I get 2 college without no health insurance. Which means no doctor visit for me!!! Also when I was 14 to 16 years old I had bulimia/anorexia I am not overweight, I'm 5'6 and 140 pounds
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Hey, if you're of young age, not overweight/obese, non-smoker and you've been previously fit and well until now, no childhood heart trouble then the liklihood of you having heart failure is slim to none. you could have asthma or a chest infection- both easily treated. You might have gastric reflux which is also treatable. Either way, whatever you have, you need to go to a doctor. If it's fine it's all fine right? And if it isnt, well you're gonna need to be treated arent you.
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