Heart

cazzawill
By cazzawill Latest Reply 2012-05-18 00:31:07 -0500
Started 2011-10-09 07:42:54 -0500

Hi,

Im 32 yr old women and lately I've been having chest pain on and off for the past two years, I also have a heart murmur. But two yrs ago I did get it checked out with an ECG and they couldn't see anything that was wrong. So over the past couple of months it has been getting worse. I only feel the chest pain when resting, im highly active netball, gym and jogging regularly. So I went back to Drs the other day and he did blood tests and has referred me to a cardiologist. My question is what might this be I'm absolutely terrified as I am a mum. Please help

Cheers Carie


10 replies

cazzawill
cazzawill 2012-05-17 08:28:06 -0500 Report

Ok so im still not feeling right!! So confused. Back to the doctors I think… I'm getting pain on my upper left hand side of chest & my left arm. Heart murmur is still around although all the tests say its nothing to worry about. Well I am.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-05-18 00:31:07 -0500 Report

cazzawill:

What tests have you had? Standard treadmill? Nuclear stress test? Stress-Echo? Holter monitor? If tests are negative you may need to look at psychological factors. I did!

HH

redorangedog
redorangedog 2011-11-30 07:14:10 -0600 Report

Redorangedog, Dear Mum, you owe it to your child to go to a Cardiologist and find out what your problem is. My father died when I was 9 years old from cardiac problems. I wish I could have had a father to help me grow up. It would be nice to walk your child down the aisle when they get married. And, I can only imagine what it would be like to have a Grandchild because my only child suddenly died from a heart attack at 32 years old. He was an athlete with an unknown cardiac problem. I wish there was a warning, he might be alive today if he had chest pain to report to 911. Consider yourself lucky to have pain. Pain is a sign that there is something wrong. Listen to your body. If there is nothing wrong with your heart you might have a muscle pain, that can be dealt with easily. Why wonder? Why worry? Why risk your life? Did you ask your Mum what to do? Cheers, Red

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-10-10 00:10:47 -0500 Report

Carie,

Hmmm, that's a little different. Cardiac pain is usually more severe during exercise rather than rest. The fact that you are able to engage in exercise without pain is very encouraging. Common causes of this condition are artery spasms (this can be serious) and, quite frankly, anxiety (not so serious but scary nonetheless). Of course, there are also many other non-cardiac causes for chest pain

In any event, I would see cardiologist just to have it checked out. If they find a problem of a cardiac nature (or some other physical source) it can be treated. If not, it will provide reassurance and eliminate anxiety or at least give you an indicator that it may be appropriate to try some stress/anxiety elimination therapy.

Let us know how it goes. Your situation is actually very common and many people here can learn from your experience - plus it is help just to a have a place to talk where people understand and care!

HH

cazzawill
cazzawill 2011-10-09 07:45:20 -0500 Report

And I also forget to mention I had a hole in my heart when I was little but that went away with some medicine

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-10-10 00:12:34 -0500 Report

Carie,

Do you recall exactly what your diagnosis was and what drug they gave you? It may help shed a little more light on what your symptoms might mean.

HH

cazzawill
cazzawill 2011-10-10 01:58:21 -0500 Report

Hi

No I don't as we moved from the uk to Australia and mum can't remember what medicine they gave me. Hopefully got app this week for cardiologist. Nervous

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-10-10 21:51:07 -0500 Report

Carie:

Let us know how things progress with the cardiologist. I would say the odds are good you with be OK. Still, it would be helpful to know what the diagnosis is to reassure others with similar symptoms.

My dad tells a funny story about his stay in Australia. He spent time with a business acquaintance at his home. One night, he noticed a tarantula on the ceiling of his bedroom and notified his friend. The friend said, "Yes, that will help keep the dangerous bugs away! My dad didn't sleep a wink! LOL!

HH

cazzawill
cazzawill 2011-10-11 01:22:44 -0500 Report

That is very funny and also very true!!! But Australia is such a lovely country. Got app end of next month, was kind if hoping it would of been sooner so I can find out what maybe going on and get on with things. Thanks for the advice muchly appreciated 

cazzawill
cazzawill 2011-11-29 01:53:05 -0600 Report

Well I'm happy to report that my heart is in good working order, the heart murmur is due to a blood pushing through a valve and he seems to think that it's not a problem!! Blood tests all came back fine.
So after all the worry I feel rather relieved. He told me the chest pains may be anxiety or perhaps just skeletal!! I'm leaning towards anxiety because as soon as I get worried etc I can feel it.
Thanks for your help

Cheers Caroe