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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms
Question: GASTRITIS OR HEART ATTACK
|MOMA - Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:45 pm||
I AM 30 Y/O WITH FAMILY HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE AND DIABETES. SINCE LAST YEAR I WAS GIVEN A MANAGER POSITION AT MY JOB AND SINCE THEN HAVE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH MY UPPER STOMACH AREA OR ESPHAGEAL AREA. THEN IN OCTOBER MY UNCLE PASSED AWAY VERY SUDDENLY AT 54 Y/O DUE TO A HEART ATTACK, SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN TO THE HOSPITAL 2-3 TIMES BECAUSE MY CHEST HURTS MY ARMS START TO TINGLE I FEEL I CANT BREATH AND I FEEL VERY LIGHTHEADED AND DIZZY. THEY DID ALL TYPES OF BLOOD WORK AND A CT SCAN OF MY CHEST AND LUNGS AND EVERYTHING CAME BACK FINE. I WENT AND GOT A MASSAGE AND WENT TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR AND STARTED TO FEEL ALOT BETTER. THEN I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT, AND SUDDENLY ALL MY SYMPTOMS WENT AWAY. I JUST RECENTLY HAD THE BABY ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO, AND MY SYMPTOMS HAVE COME BACK. I HAVE CHEST PAIN, PAIN UNDER MY LEFT BREAST, TINGLING AND SOME NUMBNESS IN THE ARMS ESPECIALLY THE RIGHT ARM, LIGHTHEADEDNESS AND DIZZINESS. I DON'T KNOW IF ITS MY HEART OR MAYBE JUST GASTRITIS WHICH THEY TOLD ME I HAD IN THE HOSPITAL OR MAYBE JUST ANXIETY THAT I GIVE MYSELF AND MAYBE ITS JUST ALL DUE TO BAD POSTURE.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:26 pm||
Your pain sounds like it may be due to gastritis or even stress related. These can cause pain very similar to heart pain. However, having said that, the heart is nothing to mess around with. I would suggest you see your primary doctor for an evaluation. Once the heart has been ruled out as the cause you can try various treatments for gastritis, etc. until you are able to find a way to relieve your symptoms (acid blockers, etc.).
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