I'm not sure if I actually have something serious going on or if it's just normal. I guess I'm afraid of over-reacting and going to a doctor to find out I'm just suffering from heartburn or something…lol
About 2 weeks ago, I had had a very stressful weekend. Three times more so than my normally stress-filled life. Sunday night I was cleaning the house, and very angry with my son, the result of a weekend-long anger building up. He left to finally do what I was asking him to, and I started feeling a sharp pain behind my left breast. It felt like a fist was in there squeezing everything. My throat started to feel like it was clenching shut and I thought I was going to be sick. I started feeling kind woozy and dizzy, enough so that I was having trouble standing the vacuum upright, I remember thinking I couldn't figure out which way was up. I had no pain in my left arm but it was very heavy, I was having trouble lifting the vacuum cord out of my way with it.
I laid down thinking that would help. After about 20 to 30 minutes, the squeezing started easing up, but I could feel a strong fluttering at the base of my throat and a strong throbbing right below my ribs. I work third shift and was supposed to work that night, but ended up calling in sick, which I never do.
Throughout the night and since then, the squeezing pain has come back on and off, but never as bad as that night. I also frequently get that strong pounding in my chest, sometimes waking me up. I'm also still experiencing the fluttering sensation in my throat from time to time. And I've been exhausted since then, no matter how much sleep I get.
Could this have just been an anxiety thing because of the bad weekend? I'm only 48 years old and fairly healthy. And I guess I'm really not wanting it to be something with my heart.
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